Size and fit

This lifestyle sneaker, which doubles up as a running shoe, promises to provide ample support. Its airy mesh construction also offers adequate airflow. However, the New Balance 620’s narrow toe box may not be able to provide sufficient toe room. The New Balance 620 could be acquired in men’s and women’s sizing.

New Balance 620 Style

Expect to receive heaps of compliments when you pair your favorite everyday clothing with this low-profile round toe sneaker. Perceived as a wardrobe staple by many supporters of the brand, this sporty yet chic shoe can be worn dressed up or down. Try this kicks with your dresses, leggings, skinny jeans and shorts if you wish to kick your style up a notch. Additional points go to those who fold or cuff the end of their skinny jeans to emphasize the beauty of the sneakers!

The New Balance 620 sneakers, built with a breathable mesh upper with suede accents and a cushioned midsole, also ensure to keep your foot happy all day.

This lace-up sneaker is offered in a variety of color combinations. Those who want to keep it simple can opt to buy the New Balance 620 in navy, black and gray while those who prefer fun and unique color schemes can choose to purchase the 620 with metallic accents.

On the other hand, we urge women to check out the New Balance 620 women's only collaboration with Bergdorf Goodman. Select colors and patterns on the 620 silhouette keep things feminine but at the same time still fashionably sporty. If uniqueness is something you're on the lookout for, then we highly recommend these kicks. It will undoubtedly up your style and look, and any sneakerhead will be appreciative of these 620s.

Notable Features

Apart from the NB 620’s classic silhouette, loyal fans of the brand will instinctively distinguish the shoe for the famous “N” logo found on the sneaker’s lateral and medial side. It gives the shoe that distinctive look that can only be associated with New Balance and the 620.

A good number of 620 colorways have also been released, some with very interesting and exciting colors to it. The choices are endless with this pair of sneakers, and we believe that this gives it a nice edge and something that sneakerheads will appreciate much about the shoe and the brand; the value for excellent quality.

New Balance 620 History

Earning trust takes time. The brand New Balance, with an impressive lifespan of over 100 years did not go through any shortcuts to gain this. In the face of the grueling battle between sneaker brands, New Balance was able to earn the loyalty of a significant number of sneaker enthusiasts and maintain their status in the market.

This global brand is not only commended for their high-quality products that boast of innovative design and better performance. Prioritizing quality over quantity, this company is also esteemed for keeping at least 70% of their production in the US. In addition, they are also admired for living up to their “Endorsed by No One” philosophy.

The man we can thank for this world-renowned sneaker brand’s success is James S. Davis. James bought the company from then-owner Paul Kidd. Paul was open to selling the company and retiring, and in 1972, James bought New Balance. From there, he took up new challenges to redefine the brand. It released a new model to the public in 1975 in the form of the 320 and soon enough, it was lauded to be the best running shoe available in the world back then. Success drove James and the company forward. NB made sure that all of its products, especially its running shoes were synonymous with excellent craftsmanship.

Among the least common track runners of the brand is the New Balance 620. Originally released in the year 1980, this lightweight running shoe, fitted with a mesh/suede upper, a Vibram sole and a thick and cushioned heel, was viewed as technologically-advanced and advertised as “Lighter than Air”.

Over the years, this retro-styled silhouette has morphed to gain a modern and sleek look. Released in never-before-seen colorways under the New Balance Classics line, NB fans around the globe are excited to see what other color schemes the brand has up their sleeves.

Additional Info

  • The sneaker’s EVA Foxing construction extends up to the shoe’s collar for better support and visual contrast. It also provides improved cushioning for the ankle and the Achilles tendon.
  • The shoe’s outsole is made of durable rubber that offers reliable grip and traction.
  • For added comfort, the New Balance 620’s interior is lined with breathable mesh and the collar and tongue are lightly cushioned.
  • Optimal fit can be achieved with this low-top sneaker’s traditional 6-eye lace-up closure.
  • The weight of this shoe in size 8, Medium B width, is 227 grams.


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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.