Who should buy the New Balance 420 Re-Engineered

In 2016, New Balance introduced the 420 Re-Engineered, which absolutely trimmed down the overlay elements of the classic runner. This is a great buy if you want:

  • A sneaker with breathability and lockdown fit features
  • A low top shoe with vintage design and is versatile

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered logo

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered Style

New Balance resurrected its 1970s runner and redressed it with a slimmer silhouette as seen in the 420 Re-Engineered model. The traditional suede and mesh combo for the upper is re-engineered by fusing synthetic material and producing an improved version that is lightweight and breathable. This re-imagined version in the same low-top vintage form is made into multiple variations with masculine and feminine styles which are appealing for any casual everyday outfit, be it for streetwear or business wear.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered lining

Breathable material

This sneaker is covered with an interlaced network of threads that breathes easy and offers comfort to the feet.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered upper

Fit lacing system

The upper of this unisex sneaker is coupled with a lacing system that provides a personalized, lockdown fit.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered laces

Innovative midsole

The midsole of this low-top 420 sneaker has an innovative, proprietary REVlite component that provides responsiveness and durability.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered midsole

Rubber outsole

The outsole is made with long-lasting rubber material.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered outsole

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered History

As many modern technologies are being developed in the coming years, New Balance has found ways of streamlining its running silhouettes and transforming them into appealing, versatile casual wear. In 2016, New Balance introduced the 420 Re-Engineered, which absolutely trimmed down the overlay elements of the classic runner.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered collar

The upper of this re-engineered variation echoes modernity in every angle with the presence of fused synthetic paneling on a bed of strong, breathable mesh. The initial drop of this iteration was in three colorways, an all-black, an immaculate white with gray, and black and white.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered heel

Facts / Specs

Base model: New Balance 420
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Features: Breathable

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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.