Who should buy the New Balance 247 Mid

This mid-top New Balance 247 Mid could be a great match for you if:

  • You want a sneaker that offers all-day comfort and is offered at a reasonable price point.
  • You are looking for a mid-top sneaker that is durable, lightweight, and has a functional design.

New Balance 247 Mid Logo

Style of the New Balance 247 Mid

A monochrome look dominates the modern flair of the mid-top New Balance 247 Mid. It has a cozy vibe owing to its form-fitting mid-top collar, which is ideal for pairing with straight pants.

New Balance 247 Mid Upper

Sweaters and jackets with a statement t-shirt underneath will showcase the sneaker’s urban appeal. Hoodies and track pants or skinny jeans are also an ideal match for the shoe’s laidback appearance.

New Balance 247 Mid Laces

Notable Features

With a lightweight textile and mesh upper, the New Balance 247 Mid promises to be a modern and functional companion out on the streets. On the sides is the New Balance logo for a classy appeal, along with a round toe design that is made of mesh for breathability. Monochrome stitching and paneling are maintained throughout the shoe for a sophisticated and sleek appearance.

New Balance 247 Mid Mouth opening

On the classic white midsole is the REVlite label, while the New Balance 247 label is on the tongue. Subtly speckled shoelaces adorn the front of the shoe, while pull tabs on the heel assist in slipping the shoe on and off.

New Balance 247 Mid Midsole

The seamless tongue and collar make up a form-fitting sock designed for modern comfort. Ribbed detailing on the knitted mid-top collar provides a variation to the sneaker’s overall simple style.

New Balance 247 Mid Insole

History of the New Balance 247 Mid

In 1906, William J. Riley established the New Balance Arch Support Company. As its name implied, the company sold arch supports and other shoe accessories around Boston to help people get a better shoe fit. Riley’s first product was a three-point flexible arch support inspired by a chicken’s foot, which is where he also got the name as he claimed it offered a new kind of balance.

New Balance 247 Mid Outsole

The 247 is a tribute to today’s go-getter lifestyle, in which men and women are ready to take on anything they are passionate about 24/7. Its global popularity has led to multiple editions, releases, and collaborations. One version is the winter-ready New Balance 247 Mid, which adds an elastic sock-like mid-top collar to provide better protection for the ankles. Several other updates were also added to improve the shoe in anticipation of the cold weather.    

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, Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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