Who should buy New Balance 247 Luxe

Ideal for modern consumers who look for:

  • the low-top versatile sneakers that can be worn from dusk till dawn, in a casual or formal setting

  • sleek-looking sneakers, made of premium-grade materials 

New Balance 247 Luxe logo

Premium materials and craftmanship

New Balance Luxe 247 sneakers are expert recreations of the 247 shoes using even better materials. Featuring superior craftsmanship, the 247 Luxe shoes feature full-grain and buttery-soft leather uppers, stretch synthetic nubuck cleats, and asymmetrical perforation accents.

New Balance 247 Luxe materials

Excellent midfoot hold

The premium look of the shoes is brought about by the nubuck leather that is also quite durable. As this material forms a midfoot cage, the shoes continue to retain the excellent midfoot hold that was very common among the shoes that the 247 Luxe sneakers are based on.

New Balance 247 Luxe midfoot hold

Traction and durability

The gum outsoles are another superb feature of the shoes as they bring serious traction and durability.

New Balance 247 Luxe gum outsole

History of New Balance 247 Luxe

The 247 New Balance Luxe shoes are the high-end version of the company’s lifestyle sneakers designed for everyday use. Launched in 2017 in four colorways, one of which was an exclusive Friends and Family release with a limited 247 pairs.

New Balance 247 Luxe sole

The core model of the 247 Luxe by New Balance is the 247. The 247 shoes took design cues from three silhouettes, namely, the 574, 998, and 1300JP, which is interesting enough. 

What makes the story more compelling is that the New Balance company used leftover material from one of the shoes’ predecessors to create these excellent leisure kicks.

New Balance 247 Luxe inner

The 1300 JP’s influence can be seen on the sneaker’s forefoot. 1300 was a running silhouette of the mid-80s known by many runners as the ‘shoe counterpart of luxury cars.’  The shoes had ample cushioning and the much-admired Vibram outsoles.

New Balance 247 Luxe insoles

The REVlite soles of the 247 are inspired by that of the 998, which is one of the most recognizable silhouettes in the NB collection partly due to their large ABZORB midsoles. The 247 was released in December of 2016.

New Balance 247 Luxe midsole

Facts / Specs

Base model: New Balance 247
Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: New Balance 247, New Balance Abzorb, New Balance REVlite
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, EVA

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

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.