Size and fit

Underfoot pleasure is provided by the REVlite cushioning technology which is 30% lighter than standard midsole materials. Men can purchase a pair with sizes ranging from 4 to 13 with half sizes. Women can go 1.5 sizes down from the men's standard but bear in mind that the sneaker is built in a D medium width.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered Suede Style

It is always a pleasure to strut New Balance 420's and now that it is given a lighter midsole retooling, regularly wearing it would most certainly settle as a first option. Hang out clothes like jeans or shorts radiate a relaxing vibe to the overall outfit but bear in mind that skinny jeans accentuate the outline of the sneaker more. Various colorway combinations already showcase the versatility of the sneaker's style which is best used if worn during spring or summer days.

Notable Features

Known as one of the pioneer sneakers carrying the New Balance saddle tech, the 420 Re-Engineered Suede keeps the fire burning by maintaining the design of the lacing system intact. One of the distinct changes on this sneaker was the introduction of a REVlite midsole which is an update from the previous EVA or ENCAP versions.

To make sure that it is of the same title, a label in the insole declares that the sneaker is "Re-Engineered" under the New Balance branding.

New Balance 420 Re-Engineered Suede History

The eighties was a significant decade for New Balance considering that they started off selling arch supports from across the globe since the dawn of the 20th century. But with the massive success of the Trackster comes many subsequent models bearing the pride of the spark plug running shoe.

The 420 was a birth child of this ideology and was created initially to provide runners with another technological option that could help their capabilities in the long run. Originally, the sneaker contains an ENCAP cushioning technology. ENCAP disperses the impact of every strike while also administering stability. To top that off, New Balance also debuted their Lunaris Pillow tech which absorbs the impact of the footsteps on the ground. It was considered as one of the breakthrough technologies of the era when running was a booming enterprise.

The hype over the ingenious sneaker stooped down a bit after decades but come 2008; the sneaker was re-released into four colorways which followed the resurrection of a fellow archival model called the 320. From then on, the 420 gained popularity momentum which shows no further signs of stopping.

New Balance gave the 420 a distinct revamp regarding its sole and material construction evident with the New Balance 420 Re-Engineered Suede. The sneaker scraps the original ENCAP midsole and replaces a lighter REVlite cushioning to its already light silhouette. With a brilliant mix of suede and nylon, it garnishes its overall image with contrasting colored uppers with a white midsole.

Additional Info

  • A high abrasion rubber outsole with wave-like grooves employ exceptional traction and grip against surfaces.
  • New Balance branding can be seen on the tongue, insole, and heel tab. Three "NB" logos are positioned at the heel part of the outsole.
  • The sneaker utilizes a lace system of an enclosure for its lockdown which can go through six eyelets.

Facts / Specs

Base model: New Balance 420 Re-Engineered
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Colorways: Black / Blue / Grey / Red
SKUs: MRL420SC / MRL420SD / MRL420ST / MRL420SV

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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.