Who should buy New Balance 574 Core Plus

The New Balance 574 Core Plus is a low-top running-inspired sneaker for men and women that need:

  • a sneaker with non-restrictive foot movement and great comfort around the ankle
  • the low top lifestyle sneaker that pairs well with different styles and adds a desirable spring or summer look to it

New Balance 574 Core Plus logo

Supportive New Balance 574

This re-imagined version still offers cushioning and support that sneaker enthusiasts can benefit from. Securing the foot is a traditional lace closure for a lockdown and custom fit. 

New Balance 574 Core Plus front

Shock absorbing technology

The core of the old trainer which is the ENCAP technology is built into this sneaker.

New Balance 574 Core Plus back

History of New Balance 574 Core Plus

One brand that has catapulted to popularity back in the 1980s as a dependable name in the running circuit is New Balance. Runners around the globe have developed fondness over NB’s performance-ready running shoes, specifically its advanced trainer the 574 that was built with an eye-catching design.

New Balance 574 Core Plus logo 1

The New Balance 574 men’s shoe, which was unveiled in 1988, is built with premium materials and high standards of craftsmanship, factors that have lured strings of supporters to this shoe. The upper is layered with either suede or leather combined with a breathable nylon mesh.

New Balance 574 Core Plus sole

The real standout feature of this shoe is the New Balance engineering integrated into the midsole, called the ENCAP. This technology helps protect the foot from impact as it can absorb shock and diffuse it to a broader area.

New Balance 574 Core Plus collar

After 15 years from the inception of the New Balance 574, in 2003, this shoe finally migrated into the sneaker world. A reimagined version of this much-favored vintage runner was reintroduced carrying the same old DNA but in a much-updated form. The upper of this retro-style shoe was redressed in various color patterns much to the delight of sneaker enthusiasts and New Balance aficionados.

New Balance 574 Core Plus upper

Facts / Specs

Base model: New Balance 574 Core
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: New Balance 574
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Steven Smith

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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.