Size and fit

The New Balance 247 Leather is available in men's sizing which ranges from size 4 to 14 in D Standard width. Half sizes are also available. The fit is true to size for the majority of purchasers.

This shoe has a low-top cleatie construction for a snug and secure fit that hugs the foot, and wearing it on/off is easier thanks to the pull tab presented on the heel. The overall hold and support of this shoe are great considering its running shoe DNA.

New Balance 247 Leather Style

With its stylish façade and impressive performance, the New Balance 247 Leather fits the bill as your next go-to pair. The upper flaunts high-quality leather with perforations on the toe box for a sophisticated look without losing the silhouette’s sporty heritage.

Underneath it is an Ariaprene sock cleatie construction that hugs the foot for a snug fit. Sealing off the streamlined look of this shoe are monochromatic laces, embossed New Balance "N" logo on the quarter panel overlays, and the “NB 247” branding on the leather tongue tab.

Notable Features

The New Balance 247 silhouette received another upgrade through the New Balance 247 Leather model by utilizing premium leather as upper material instead of synthetic, mesh, or knit. On the toe box are perforation details that add not only aesthetic value to the shoe but breathability as well for improved comfort.

Like the regular 247 model, this leather iteration features the advanced REVlite technology for a lightweight and responsive ride. The outsole is a bit different though because unlike the original 247 shoe, this one does not utilize gum rubber as its outsole material.

New Balance 247 Leather History

The New Balance 247 is one of the brand’s front liners in the lifestyle sneaker category despite being relatively younger than the classic NBs. Several New Balance models such as the 574, 576, 998, and 1300 were the inspirations behind its lifestyle-ready design. A nod to the New Balance 1300 is the asymmetrical detail on the toe vamp, while the collar strap design was a borrowed element from the 574 and 576. The sole unit of the 247, on the other hand, is a subtle reference to the 998 but more streamlined with REVlite technology for a lighter weight.

After its debut in 2016, the New Balance 247 Collection did not stop making a name in the fashion department. It continued producing different iterations of the 247 silhouette, and one of them is the New Balance 247 Leather.

The New Balance 247 Leather is a leather version of the original 247 shoe. Instead of synthetic mesh or knit, it utilizes premium leather on the toe box with noteworthy perforations for breathability. The overlays and brandings are also of leather material for a sophisticated-meets-sporty façade. It shadows the REVlite midsole of the original 247, as well as the sock-like cleatie construction.

Additional Info

  • Displayed on the tongue and quarter panels are New Balance brandings.
  • The insoles are made of soft nubuck material.
  • Also utilized is a midfoot saddle for stability.

Facts / Specs

Base model: New Balance 247
Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: New Balance 247, New Balance REVlite
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric

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