Size and fit

The NB All Coasts AM425 is available exclusively in men’s sizing. Given that skaters prefer a snug fit to be able to do their routines; however, many reviews state that the width measurement on this retro-inspired shoe seems too narrow. Many wearers recommend getting this half to a full size up when purchasing the footwear, depending on how wide one’s feet is.

It is best to go over the site’s reviews and recommendations to be able to find the right fit.

No matter the activity, the upper’s mesh-and-suede fusion gives ample ventilation for an odor-free foot.

New Balance All Coasts 425 Style

With most available colorways in basic tones of black, white, grey, and navy blue, figuring out what outfits match with the All Coasts 425 can range from casual to corporate.

  • Cool in corporate. One can put on khaki pants, a blue plaid polo, and a pair NB All Coasts425 in grey/white colorway on feet.
  • A pair of olive green chino shorts, a brown shirt, and a navy blue All Coasts 425 completes a casual summer outfit.

Notable Features

Different colorways feature different upper materials. Depending on one’s preference, there is a suede-mesh material upper and a leather-mesh. Textile-lined padded collar and tongue provide protection and additional comfort.

“N” logo is stitched on both sidewalls, while the running NB logo is printed on the heel against leather or suede patch.

Non-marking outsole feature pivot points on the front and back for more grippy traction and stability.

New Balance All Coasts 425 History

Starting out as selling orthotics in 1906 in Boston, New Balance has come a long way since then. 

Recognized globally as a sneaker brand, New Balance has expanded its horizon and venturing into the skating community in 2013 under its New Balance Numeric collection to cater to the younger market.

New Balance crafted a range of numeric shoes from their heritage line and mash-up iconic silhouettes to form a model that fits into the lifestyle or the skating category. Among the lineup is the New Balance All Coasts AM425, which is well-received by skaters and non-skaters alike for the sleek and classic design.

Nice to know

  • NB 425 branding is stitched on to the tongue.
  • Some colorways feature contrast insole lining and gum-colored outsole.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: New Balance All Coasts
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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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.