We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The breathable mesh did its job of keeping the foot cool, one user revealed.
  • Based on some reviews, the low-top New Balance 247 LFC was lightweight and offered adequate base support and cushioning in the heel area.
  • It felt comfortable all day, according to the majority of wearers.
  • This lifestyle sneaker can be worn for jogging, working out, walking and other daily activities without problems, a significant number disclosed.
  • One user was pleased with the NB 247 LFC’s lining that allowed easy slip on/off even without untying the shoelaces.
  • It is affordable.
  • Most praised this casual shoe for its stylish silhouette.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of buyers thought this shoe runs a bit tight and narrow especially in the midfoot area.
  • The New Balance 247 LFC fits a little long, one purchaser remarked.

Bottom line

Liverpool Soccer Club (aka LFC), a pro soccer club in England, celebrated their 125th anniversary in 2017. To pay homage, the New Balance 274 LFC was created. Dressed in Liverpool colors, this special edition was released in limited quantities online and in brick and mortar stores.

Aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, lightweight, versatile, not to mention reasonably-priced, this everyday sneaker became an instant hit among LFC fanatics. To date, only a few pairs are available.


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Supportive yet snug fit can be expected from the low-top NB 247 LFC’s feet-hugging cleatie-style construction. Available in men’s sizes 7-14 as well as kids in Standard D width, the shoe frequently fits accurately lengthwise and widthwise.

Liverpool soccer fanatics can now show their support with pride from head to toe with the New Balance 247 LFC. Outfitted in vibrant burgundy color with a white “N” logo and a hint of yellow on the sole as well as a touch of gold on the tongue label and footbed for accent, this shoe is made to stand out even in a crowded stadium.

Known for its versatility, the New Balance 247 LFC, same as the original NB 247, is built to keep wearers feet dry and comfy 24/7 every day. Thus, this shoe looks excellent paired with a variety of day-to-day clothes, casual and sporty attire included.

This shoe was built with a Revlite midsole that is known to be 30% lighter compared to other foams. Lightweight and well-cushioned, wearers can now keep up with the demands of everyday city life in comfort and without worrying about any extra weight. Its rubber outsole with honeycomb-like traction pattern also delivers reliable grip.

New Balance has been making shoes for over a hundred years and has mastered the craft. It is, thus, unsurprising for a new-comer like the NB 247 to earn so much rave reviews and to be tagged as the hottest new sneaker of the year 2017.

Three of the brand’s iconic models, the NB 1300 and 998 both "Made in the USA" as well as NB 576, that is "Made in the UK," combined to form the New Balance 247. Unveiled in December 2016, 247 “Friends and Family” edition pairs were released in grey/dark teal colorway and only the sneaker and fashion world’s VIPs got a hold of it.

A luxe version surfaced a month after. Crafted with neoprene as well as premium leather and dressed in chic tan, black and white hues, this iteration sold like pancakes. To keep sneakerheads’ excited, the brand saw it fit to launch another rendition. Tagged as NB 247 Sport, this version was made of mesh/nubuck and boasted a modern, fashion-forward silhouette.

Quickly dominating the market, this latest addition shortly became a subject of collaborations. Titolo, Mita and Villa are among the famous brands and retailers that have teamed up with New Balance. Liverpool FC, a top-tier soccer club in England, also joined the hype. Dubbed as the New Balance 247 LFC, this model was created to commemorate the club’s 125th anniversary.

Already impressed with the shoe’s original design, this collaboration saw it fit to keep the NB 247’s look intact and decided to merely don the shoe’s mesh/nubuck upper in deep red color. The Liver bird crest on the footbed and tongue, as well as the wordmark “125 years” on the heel, were added to finish off its look.

  • The lace-up closure with flat laces can be adjusted to achieve locked-in fit.
  • The heel pull tab is added for quick on/off transition.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.