Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers claimed that the New Balance 247 Knit is so comfortable that they recommend it for everyday use. 
  • A couple of purchasers stated that this New Balance shoe is cool-looking and stylish.
  • Some wearers appreciated how this mid-top could easily be dressed up.
  • What many buyers liked most about this New Balance is the cleat-like construction that makes it even comfier.
  • A few reviewers commented that they always get lots of compliments because of this shoe.
  • The 247 Knit is so versatile that many buyers made it their everyday go-to pair.
  • The New Balance 247 Knit has a comfortable sole unit, according to many wearers.

1 reason not to buy

  • The colorways available for the New Balance 247 Knit are limited.

Bottom line

The sleek New Balance 247 silhouette is made with even cleaner design through the introduction of the New Balance 247 Knit. The upgraded upper with a knit cleatie construction gives this NB 47 shoe a fresh look, breathable comfort, and a snug sock-like fit.

Ideal for those with an active and always on the go lifestyle, it is even equipped with a heel tab for quicker slip on and off. Many also liked how its minimalist flair makes it versatile and easy to wear with anything.

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Good to know

The New Balance 247 Knit is a mid-top slip-on lifestyle sneaker based on the sleek profile of the original NB 247 silhouette. The upper’s main material utilized is a breathable mesh in a sock-like construction that gives wearers a secure, snug, and comfortable fit.

There are evident midfoot straps for a much-secured fit and added support, while on the heel is a pull tab that helps wearers easily slip into the shoe. This New Balance shoe is available in men's sizing that ranges from 4 to 13 in D Medium width. Half sizes are up to 11.5.

Step up your comfy fashion game with the New Balance 247 Knit sneakers. Suitable for your everyday hustles and bustles, it is designed with a sleek sock-like knitted upper with evident midfoot straps that hug your feet comfortably and securely.

In addition to its easy-to-wear colorways, the New Balance 247’s slim profile only gives away a simple, minimal, and stylish façade that makes it an ideal go-to or everyday pair for both men and women.

The New Balance 247 Knit exemplifies a stylish yet straightforward sneaker that consumers who are always on the go would love. It had the classic NB 247's sleek and clean style but trimmed down even more for a much simpler yet versatile exterior.

The standard upper of the 247 model is replaced with a knitted material in a cleatie, sock-like construction for a snug, breathable, and comfortable fit. Branding is minimal and can only be seen on the midfoot strap and the suede heel counter. For improved performance regarding responsive cushioning, this New Balance shoe features the advanced REVlite midsole technology.

New Balance introduced a new lifestyle silhouette in 2016 called the New Balance 247. It may appear simple and straightforward, but behind its on-the-go façade are inspirations drawn from several New Balance classic models including the 574, 576, 998, and 1300. Inspired by the 574 and 576 is this shoe’s collar strap design, while its toe vamp asymmetrical detailing is a nod to the NB 1300. It also features the REVlite technology as an addition to the NB 998-inspired sole unit for lightweight cushioning and comfort.

In April 2018, New Balance dropped three fresh colorways (White, Black, and Olive) of a new iteration of the lifestyle-oriented New Balance 247 shoes – the New Balance Knit. The new model transformed the clean and sleek silhouette of the original 247 and made it even more clean-looking and trimmed down. It took away its standard upper and replaced it with a sock-like knit material for increased breathability and snug fit. Branded elastic midfoot straps that form "N" sideways are added, as well as a heel pull tab for easy on and off wear.

  • The New Balance 247 Knit has reflective detailing on the heel.
  • The rubber outsole exhibits a honeycomb pattern for maximum grip and traction.
  • Three colorways are included in the initial release of this shoe.


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