Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • ‘Comfortable’ is the word many reviewers first use when describing the New Balance Suede 247.
  • Several have stated that they like the shoe’s soft material and that the shoe is the most comfortable they’ve had in a long time.
  • A good number of testers are happy with the lightweight feel of the sneaker.
  • Several users call the shoe versatile because it can be worn with almost anything.
  • The New Balance Suede 247 is a stylish shoe according to some buyers. 
  • The casual low-top is a breathable shoe that keeps the feet cool, a few purchasers have remarked.
  • One customer loves the colorways of the Suede 247 which he calls ‘great.’ 
  • A buyer likes the low-top footwear’s price, which he says is far less expensive than other comfort-driven shoes from other brands.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One buyer of the New Balance Suede 247 says the fabric of the shoe is hard to clean. 
  • A purchaser is dismayed with the adhesive residue on some parts of the sneaker.

Bottom line

Lightweight, versatile, stylish, and comfortable. The New Balance footwear company hits the mark with the Suede 247, another great new iteration of the 247 series. The competitively-priced low-top sneaker has an understated profile but contains impressive elements, which also include a breathable build. 

The shoe has a suede material that is hard to clean, but other than this, reviews mostly favor this footwear. It also helps that the shoe’s price is competitive.

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Good to know

The New Balance Suede 247 features a low-top build that gives the user sufficient freedom of movement. The upper is made of a combination of mesh. Overlays of more suede provide the sneaker with enough sidewall support. 

A lace-up closure system composed of flat laces and four pairs of eyelets provides a snug and adjustable fit. A pull tab at the heel gives the convenience of an easy on and off wear. 

Styling has never been easier with the New Balance Suede 247. Pair your shoe with shorts or jeans for everyday casual wear. Chino pants and a polo shirt can dress up your look when you need a smarter ensemble.

The New Balance Suede 247 features the brand’s innovative Revlite midsole system that gives the shoe enhanced durability and responsive cushioning, while being 30% lighter than other foams.

The New Balance 247 is a relatively new model by the brand. It came out in 2016 in very limited quantities—247 pairs to be exact. The name is a nod to the 24/7 lifestyle of modern man and how that man is ready for anything.

The 247 was inspired by three New Balance shoes, namely, the NB998, the NB576, and the M1300JP. The shoe took the forefoot pattern of the M1300JP, the mesh toe box of the NB576, and the grey nubuck of the NB998.

Because of the model’s success, New Balance released it in other NB 247 iterations such as the 247 Luxe, 247 Sport, 247 Classic, 247 Leather, and now, the 247 Suede. The 247 Suede keeps the same silhouette, but all dressed up in a premium suede upper.

  • The shoe features an embossed logo on the tongue.
  • Perforations on the toe box keep the wearer’s feet dry and comfy.


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