Who should buy the New Balance 515 V3

Besides fans of retro running sneakers, the New Balance 515 V3 is suitable if you're:

  • looking for robust wide-feet friendly footwear for daily errands
  • into lightweight sneakers for the summer season

New Balance 515 v3 label on the tongue

Who should NOT buy it

If you prefer sneakers that will allow you to enjoy the natural movement of your feet, the NB 515 V3 might feel a bit weird for you. This sneaker has a bit of a stiff sole and may cause you discomfort, especially for long walks. 

Alternatively, you may check some of the New Balance models notoriously known for their flexibility, such as New Balance 306 and New Balance 440. You may also skim through our guide pages to further help you pick the best footwear for your needs.

New Balance 515 v3 classic N logo

New Balance 515 v3: Modern comfort, throwback style

Like most New Balance retro runners, the third version of New Balance 515 offers a contemporary appeal with superb comfort. The brand packed it with modern technology to make your daily walks stylish and reliably comfortable.

New Balance 515 v3 collar

Timeless look to keep you above the fashion

This model keeps the enduring flair of most NB running models to give its wearers a never-goes-out-of-style look. The classic logo branding on the side plus the '80s inspired combination of mesh and suede on the upper will instantly give its wearers a style above the average. 

New Balance 515 v3 ENCAP heel

Big on comfort, too!

The supportive ENCAP cushioning and the ever-reliable and lightweight EVA foam midsole offer superb comfort, fitting for day-to-day errands. This kick will keep you comfy and secured even after your day-long walks and short-distance runs. 

New Balance 515 v3 topview of insole

It can reliably resist wear

Consistent with New Balance's well-known craftsmanship, the New Balance 515 V3 is praised for its long-lasting construction. Many users share how they were able to enjoy this model longer than the other sneakers in their arsenals.

New Balance 515 v3 rubber outsole

It lets your feet breathe

The airy mesh material covering the upper allows air to move in and out of the sneaker. Thus, this sneaker is suitable for keeping the feet dry and comfy during the hot summer months. 

New Balance 515 v3 mesh and suede upper

Wide-footed users, don't miss this out!

If you've got broad feet, this retro running kick is your best option! New Balance designed it to accommodate wide feet and give extra room for toe plays for users with regular-width feet. Also, if you enjoy wearing thick socks, worry not as this model will not squeeze your feet!

 New Balance 515 v3 toe box top view


Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: New Balance ENCAP
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Suede, EVA, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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