New Balance was born to move. For more than 100 years, New Balance has worked to move the world around us. Their products are the perfect blend of function and fashion, giving you the performance technology you need and the style you want. Manufactured in the US for over 75 years and representing a limited portion of their US sales, New Balance Made is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or more. The brand is committed to keeping a bulk of their products home-grown, as they craft more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA.
Originally focusing on arch supports, New Balance has built a huge, loyal customer base thanks to its ability to craft some of the best men’s and women’s casual sneakers and running shoes. From running shoes built for performance to the casual classics, New Balance has been in the business of providing quality shoes for women and men for decades. Stick with the classics, and shop KickUSA’s collection of men’s and women’s New Balance sneakers.
If you’re looking for New Balance shoes, you will notice a lot of numbers. The New Balance number system can get overwhelming. There’s the 574, 990, 998, 530, 501, 993, 996, 580, 696, 999, 620, 1500, 1080, 1400, 990v3, 990v4 and more. The numeric system can go on and on, but the style never gets old.
From the outside, this just looks like random product labeling, but all of the New Balance numbers actually say something about the shoes they belong to. For example, higher numbered shoes typically have more technology built in than the lower numbered sneakers. That’s the rule, but there are exceptions. Under the tongue of each New Balance shoe, there is also two letters preceding the numbers.
These have meaning, too. They describe the gender and activity that the shoe is intended for. For example, MT stands for Men’s Trail, while WW stands for Women’s Walking. Then, the last two digits of the number tell you what type of show you’re dealing with. Here are some examples:
90 is for speed. That means shoes that end in 90 are made for faster runners, and are ideal for sprinters and distance runners. The New Balance 990 silhouette for example, continues its 30-year legacy of iconic style with the new 990v4. It combines cushion, stability and speed with a look that will last forever.
While 80 stands for “neutral”, designed for high-mileage runners who require light shoes and extra cushion, 70 and 60 is for stability. These designs provide more balance and cushion. The 50s is geared towards fitness, combining responsiveness, stability and style for indoor or outdoor workouts. The newly re-engineered 574’s is one example of a classic inspired by an icon & created for a new generation. And with signature fresh foam cushioning, it’s a welcomed upgrade.
New Balance made its name on running shoes, but in recent years, the more casual models have returned to popularity in men’s and women’s fashion. A pair of classics, like the 574, go well with denim or joggers.
Depending on the look and colorway, some can be dressed up for a clean, professional-looking style. New Balance sneakers have that kind of versatility. It’s a classic look flexible enough that a few different pairs could stretch across your entire wardrobe.
In men’s style, New Balance sneakers are all about simplicity. They’re simple, clean, comfortable, and easy to wear with almost anything.
While in recent years, New Balance casual shoes have become more and more popular, the bread and butter of the brand is still in running shoes and workout sneakers that are popularly used for gym or outdoor trails. Newer models like the Fresh Foam Collection grow alongside technological advances in distance running classics like the 880 and 840 and everyday running shoes like the 990.
New Balance has remained on the cutting edge for men’s and women’s running shoes for decades. With a versatile lineup of everything from trail running shoes to streamlined racing flats, New Balance shoes for men and women keep getting better as the needs of athletes and runners become more complicated.
Whether you’re looking for reliable shoes to protect your feet during in the gym or outdoor training or some classic casual sneakers to pair with your favorite outfit, KicksUSA’s collection of New Balance shoes for men and women has what you need for any occasion.