New Balance's catalog of numeric shoes has grown extensively as wild mushrooms. We won’t blame you if you’ll get dizzied choosing the best ones from the NB’s daddy-esque 99x to running-inspired 547 series, plus a kaleidoscope of other variants from this brand.
Whether you are rummaging for a modest and timeless classic type, bulbous-soled, ultramodern retros, or the cheapie but chic kicks, our lineup of New Balance top picks might take you to your perfect match.
If retro sneakers float your boat, the New Balance 550 will surely tickle your fancy. From the hardwood to the playground, this kick boasts its clean and straightforward style that amplifies its adaptable vibe. However, since this sneaker is a vintage pair from the archives, don't expect any innovative feeling. It offers basic comfort on your feet that you can wear all day, every day.
The New Balance 327 overall is a lightweight and comfortable NB Classics shoe that has a snug fit you can use for everyday work. It comes in multiple colorways ranging from vibrant colors to tonal hues. The EVA midsole and rubber outsole provide good support and grip. It’s an affordable New Balance pair to add to your collection.
The New Balance 992 is well-worth the reissue simply for the impact it created in the world of technology and fashion. Every shoe crafted by New Balance always prioritizes comfort, and this silhouette is no exception with the dual-midsole ABZORB and ENCAP® for maximum cushioning and stability.
Comfortable: Users are impressed by New Balance 2002R’s day-long comfort with the right balance of softness. A video reviewer cites that he could definitely have a long walk in this pair, which he could not have in many Jordans or Nikes.
Stylish: Many adore its classic running-derived style that instantly won the popularity race.
Lightweight: This sneaker feels very airy when worn.
Non-durable: A user testifies that its suede overlay did not hold well after several uses.
Tight: The forefoot is found to be narrow by a few users.
When it comes to retro sneakers, the New Balance 2002R definitely knocks it out of the park. It has a style reminiscent of the NB 990, which hits a nostalgic sweet spot perfect for today's dad sneaker trend. Underfoot, NB packed it up with innovative technologies for that right amount of all-day cushy feel. While these kicks aren't marked as a model under the Made In US line, NB still wrapped it up with an impressive amount of craftsmanship.
New Balance adds another model to their roster, and it might satisfy your retro cravings. Sneakerheads who are into the aesthetics of '70s running shoes are sure to love the NB 237. Clad in cool, old-school colorways, these kicks add an attention-grabbing accent to your look. Comfort-wise, this shoe may not be as cushy as today's offerings, but you could always pop in your own insoles to improve your underfoot feel.
This re-release of the New Balance 850 features a timeless silhouette that fits the shoe fanatics of today. Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, but the proprietary ABZORB midsole also ensures stability and support through shock-absorption and energy displacement that guarantee maximum comfort.
Skaters are quite impressed with Jamie Foy's first entry to the New Balance Numeric line. The Numeric 306's vulcanized sole offers a consistent grip that helps them dial their tricks. The reinforced upper also allows them to skate hard without worrying about blowing out their sneaker. Overall, the Jamie Foy New Balance 306 is a no-nonsense skate shoe that offers a comfortable and reliable ride.
An addition to the New Balance running-inspired range, the NB311 is a must-have for those looking for a multi-functional and stylish sneaker without compromising comfort. The mesh’s upper, which provides ample breathability, affords the wearer of dry and odor-free feet.
New Balance brings back the favorite "dad shoes" of the 90s with the 801 All Terrain. This trail-inspired lifestyle sneaker tries to offer the same features as other trail shoes. Its comfort and support make it a go-to outdoor shoe for several hiking enthusiasts. The shoe comes in a rugged look that gives it a fashionable edge, leaving fans to comment on how it is worth the purchase.
New Balance X-70 welcomes modern updates and flaunts a fresher look than the more traditional New Balance sneakers. Treated with an advanced midsole technology that’s used in some of its running shoes, this new breed is worth adding to your sneaker rotation. Created as a multi-purpose kick, it’s one of the sneaks by New Balance that delivers comfort in a lightweight package.