Size and fit

The New Balance 1400 has a well-padded collar and tongue for a comfortable fit. The ENCAP midsole technology is present that provides this shoe with support and maximum durability. It has the traditional lace-up closure for a personalized secure fit. The New Balance 1400 generally runs true to size.

New Balance 1400 Style

The New Balance 1400 displays a very classic silhouette with high-rated materials and a stylish design. The upper is made with suede and mesh for a luxurious appeal with enough ventilation. Frequently offered in monotone, the NB 1400 has been described as a very versatile and durable shoe by its wearers. Reviewers mostly shared that they can virtually wear their pair from working to strolling. Most users sport their NB 1400 with their joggers or shorts white tees or polos. This stylish pair will surely break some necks.

Notable Features

The most alluring feature of the New Balance 1400 is its simplicity. Prettified with premium materials and often with a monochromatic colorway, the New Balance is something that collectors would love to include in their rack. The accent lining the N branding adds a charming detail to this lavish sneaker. The contrasting colors of the midsole and the outsole intensifies the boldness of this pair.

New Balance 1400 History

In the early 1900s, New Balance started operating as the New Balance Arch Company in Massachusetts. They manufactured high-quality orthopedic footwear all through the 20th century. They started venturing into sports in the 1930s. First, they offered baseball and track and field footwear. Then eventually, they ventured into running sneakers. The first running sneaker released was the Trackster which was offered in various widths, from AA to EEEE.

The rise in sales of the New Balance Classic shoes has become unstoppable since then. Numerous athletes demanded to have their own pair, which eventually amplified the nationwide sales of the NB. In the 70s, New Balance was able to be included in the top 10 best running shoes in the world, according to the Runner’s World magazine.

Most of the shoe models produced by New Balance are manufactured in Europe. But there are some New Balance models that are assembled in the United States. In the USA, New Balance produces 4 million pairs per year, which represents a limited portion of its sales. Only 70% of the value of the Made in USA” shoes are limited to content and labor because some materials are imported from other countries, such as in China.

The New Balance 1400 (Made in the USA) belongs to the premium line of New Balance. The silhouette was originally released in 1994 and was reissued under the premium line. This profile combines suede and mesh on its upper, padded collar and tongue, with the right support on the heel counter and rubber outsole. The timeless profile of the NB 1400 makes it stand out from the rest.

Additional Info

  • The ENCAP technology found in the midsole of the New Balance 1400 delivers support and enhances the durability of this pair.
  • It has a rubber cup outsole.


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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.