New Balance 597 Leather Style
The monochromatic colorways of the New Balance 597 Leather gives it a clean and premium feel that reflects the sneaker’s latest evolution. The solid colors of the leather upper with perforation in the front are finished with New Balance logo and branding details and tonal laces giving it a sturdy feel. Popular colorways of this leather kicks are the all-white, all-black, and burgundy colors. Its stylish silhouette makes it easy to mix and match with different clothes including pants and shorts.
New Balance 597 Leather History
New Balance as a footwear manufacturer started in Belmont, Massachusetts in 1906 as the New Balance Arch Company. The company focused on manufacturing arch support and orthopedic shoes for several decades focusing on this small niche market which rarely went out of state.
The shoe company only went full blast in manufacturing running shoes in the 1970s when it was bought by Jim Davis and started to get noticed in running circles and eventually getting media attention from running magazines. The homegrown American shoe company was able to further reach new heights by providing exclusive apparel to athletes during the height of the running craze in the 1970s to 1980s but still remaining true to their no star endorsements policy stressing the importance of quality over the hype of star players endorsing the shoes.
As a result of this staying on track by focusing on shoe quality and design, the company was able to produce the best running shoes in the world. Among the shoes that made a mark during the 1980s was the New Balance Court 597 which rocked the “N” logo designed by Terry Heckler and has captured audiences from adults, young adults and kids.
While these are just some of the popular designs of the American shoemaker, many designs of New Balance remained competitive mainly because of its use of new technology and materials for their products. The New Balance 597 Leather features a premium leather upper with tonal lacing. Its main feature includes a responsive REVlite midsole that makes this running shoe turned casual sneaker as comfortable as ever.
In 2011, the company came up with the springy foam material REVlite that is exceptionally lightweight and used in most of their running shoes intended for marathons and long distance runs or simply for comfortable strolls and walks.