Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

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    $70
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New Balance 501 Heritage History

Since the early 1990s, the New Balance has gained the image as the old daddy's sneaker because of its bulky profile. Although the design is something that only podiatrist would recommend, their shoes have been known to deliver high-quality and excellent arch support.

The New Balance company has been guided by their unique philosophy "Endorsed by No One." They allotted most of their resources in research and development of their products instead of employing celebrities to endorse their merchandises.

The NB Classics was launched bearing high-class style and functionality. The Classics released the NB 501 model that showcases a straightforward and a stylish throwback look. The 501 resembled the more popular NB 574 and said to be distantly related to each other.

The NB 501 was described to be slimmer, lighter, and holds better than the 574 model. Thus, the 501 has been a better choice because of its flexibility and ease of movement. Because of its reliable comfort, support, and trendy design, many prefer to wear this for casual events.

The New Balance 501 Heritage is one variation that is exclusively released in women's sizes. It displays an athletic profile that boasts its comfortable fit and versatile design. The New Balance secured the 501 Heritage as a dependable go-to sneaker.

New Balance 501 Heritage Style

The New Balance 501 Heritage displays a stylish classic and sporty profile. Its upper is made of mesh and textile reinforced with suede panels for added style and durability. Many users don their 501 Heritage with jeans, shorts, joggers, and activewear. Some users opt to finish it off with old school shirt for a complete throwback look.

Fit & Sizing

The New Balance 501 Heritage is available in men's and women's sizes. Men have sizes 4 to 13 while women have sizes 5 to 12 US both in medium width. It has the lace closure system with flat and tonal cotton laces for an individualized fit. This pair mostly runs true to size.

Notable Features

The New Balance 501 Heritage displays a modernized retro silhouette, which interests many buyers. This design elevates one's casual look by flaunting a modernized throwback shoe. Another striking feature is the '501' imprint on the suede heel quarter.

Additional Info

  • The New Balance 501 Heritage has a mesh upper with suede overlays.
  • It contains padded collar and tongue for a comfortable fit.
  • The wedge EVA midsole is responsible for cushioning.
  • It has ENCAP cushioning found within the midsole for the enhanced support.
  • The carbon rubber outsole has ripple pattern for all-day durable and dependable traction.

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