Size and fit

Fit & Sizing

The New Balance 1300, taking its roots from a running shoe, provides adequate support. With the sneaker’s upper being made of leather and mesh, fans of the brand can also expect the shoe to hold the foot better and to give ample ventilation. It is available in men’s and women’s sizing. 

New Balance 1300 Style

Consider pairing your jeans, sweatpants, shorts and other dressy and casual clothing with the New Balance 1300 if you want to make heads turn. Family, friends and even strangers will surely notice this street-ready lifestyle shoe for its retro yet fashion-forward aesthetics.

To top it off, multiple colorways have also been released. From the clean and simple sheer gray color to the striking red and the rugged dark green with navy, finding a model that would match your unique taste, style and personality are going to be easy.

Notable Features

Aside from its eye-catching and stunning upper, the New Balance 1300 is also recognized for its molded midsole which utilizes the famous ENCAP technology. This gives the shoe enhanced support and durability.

In addition, IMEVA, also known as injection-molded EVA foam, has been embedded in the shoe’s midsole. This feature, on the other hand, gives the kick its flexible cushioning.

New Balance 1300 History

New Balance, since its inception, has remained loyal to its roots. In order to ensure craftsmanship and quality, the company, for over a century, has maintained no less than 70% of its production in the US despite the high cost.

In addition, the brand also continued to adhere to its “Endorsed by No One” philosophy. While other global brands sought the help of celebrities to promote their products, the people behind this famous brand focused on making high-performance kicks to stand out.

The NB 1300 is among the most coveted New Balance classic sneakers that stood the test of time. Originally released in 1985, the shoe was initially introduced as a luxury item. Priced at $130, only the affluent as well as the senior runners were capable of buying the shoes.

This iconic silhouette has received a variety of iterations since its launch and the brand is not showing any signs of stopping. Thus, NB fans from around the globe can expect unique and interesting editions from this premium line in the future.

Additional Info

  • The padded collar and cushioned meshed panels in the shoe makes the New Balance 1300 more comfortable.
  • It has a removable EVA footbed.
  • Other distinguishable features of the shoe are its synthetic lining, stitched branding, and solid rubber outsole.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Sporty, Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: New Balance Classic, New Balance ENCAP
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Season: Summer, Spring

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Author
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.