Size and fit

The New Balance 247 Knit is a mid-top slip-on lifestyle sneaker based on the sleek profile of the original NB 247 silhouette. The upper’s main material utilized is a breathable mesh in a sock-like construction that gives wearers a secure, snug, and comfortable fit.

There are evident midfoot straps for a much-secured fit and added support, while on the heel is a pull tab that helps wearers easily slip into the shoe. This New Balance shoe is available in men's sizing that ranges from 4 to 13 in D Medium width. Half sizes are up to 11.5.

New Balance 247 Knit Style

Step up your comfy fashion game with the New Balance 247 Knit sneakers. Suitable for your everyday hustles and bustles, it is designed with a sleek sock-like knitted upper with evident midfoot straps that hug your feet comfortably and securely.

In addition to its easy-to-wear colorways, the New Balance 247’s slim profile only gives away a simple, minimal, and stylish façade that makes it an ideal go-to or everyday pair for both men and women.

Notable Features

The New Balance 247 Knit exemplifies a stylish yet straightforward sneaker that consumers who are always on the go would love. It had the classic NB 247's sleek and clean style but trimmed down even more for a much simpler yet versatile exterior.

The standard upper of the 247 model is replaced with a knitted material in a cleatie, sock-like construction for a snug, breathable, and comfortable fit. Branding is minimal and can only be seen on the midfoot strap and the suede heel counter. For improved performance regarding responsive cushioning, this New Balance shoe features the advanced REVlite midsole technology.

New Balance 247 Knit History

New Balance introduced a new lifestyle silhouette in 2016 called the New Balance 247. It may appear simple and straightforward, but behind its on-the-go façade are inspirations drawn from several New Balance classic models including the 574, 576, 998, and 1300. Inspired by the 574 and 576 is this shoe’s collar strap design, while its toe vamp asymmetrical detailing is a nod to the NB 1300. It also features the REVlite technology as an addition to the NB 998-inspired sole unit for lightweight cushioning and comfort.

In April 2018, New Balance dropped three fresh colorways (White, Black, and Olive) of a new iteration of the lifestyle-oriented New Balance 247 shoes – the New Balance Knit. The new model transformed the clean and sleek silhouette of the original 247 and made it even more clean-looking and trimmed down. It took away its standard upper and replaced it with a sock-like knit material for increased breathability and snug fit. Branded elastic midfoot straps that form "N" sideways are added, as well as a heel pull tab for easy on and off wear.

Additional Info

  • The New Balance 247 Knit has reflective detailing on the heel.
  • The rubber outsole exhibits a honeycomb pattern for maximum grip and traction.
  • Three colorways are included in the initial release of this shoe.

Facts / Specs

Base model: New Balance 247
Style: Sporty, Minimalist, Sock
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: New Balance 247, New Balance REVlite
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric

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