Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
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New Balance 574 Leather History
Undoubtedly the most popular sneaker model of the US shoe brand New Balance, the New Balance 574 has been out on the market since 1988 and was reissued in 2003. It is one of the most recognizable models, with a combination of suede and mesh materials on the upper, a solid rubber outsole, and the New Balance’s ENCAP cushioning system in the midsole.
The New Balance 574 gained popularity mainly due to its comfort, durability, and many color options, which equate to variation in terms of styling. It was originally released as an advanced running shoe, but such characteristics have made it more inclined to function as a lifestyle shoe for many.
In July 2015, the classic New Balance 574 received its well-deserved luxury upgrade through a durable and premium all-leather upper and gum rubber outsole. Known as the New Balance 574 Leather, it also features a padded ankle collar for all-around comfort, the ENCAP midsole technology, EVA foam, and the iconic New Balance branding along the sides and on the heel.
New Balance 574 Leather Style
The New Balance 574 Leather is a low-top sneaker based on the silhouette of the iconic New Balance 574. It is ideal for both men and women who want to add comfort and function to their everyday outfit. It can be worn with active wear for a relaxed look and it can add a bit of sporty look to any casual wardrobe. For the ladies, the 574 Leather can be styled with monotone looks as a pop of color, one of the current trends in the fashion scene today.
Fit & Sizing
The New Balance 574 Leather comes in men’s and women’s sizes. For men, sizes range from 7 to 15 in D Standard and 2E wide width, while women’s sizes range from 5.5 to 12 in B Standard width. It has sufficient overall support, considering its running shoe DNA, and its traditional lace closure allows an adjustable fit.
One look from afar and one can easily acknowledge the New Balance 574 Leather as it is based on the brand’s one of the most, if not the best, iconic silhouettes. This version received an upgrade through the premium leather material on the upper with perforation details on the toe box for breathability. It also has a distinguishable gum rubber outsole, which adds to its old-school vibe.
- The New Balance 574 can be customized in the New Balance official website.
- New Balance brandings are visible on the sides, tongue, and heel counter.
- The collar and tongue are padded for added comfort.
- The 574 utilizes the ENCAP midsole technology for optimum support and durability.
- The NB 574 Leather is also available in kids’ sizes.
- Rihanna (singer, songwriter, and actress) was photographed several times wearing the New Balance 574 Leather in white in different outfits and occasions.