Bringing yesterday into the now is all we’re seeing lately. Every brand is trying to re-invent past hits so they can find their voice in today's tapestry. Few have done it as well as New Balance and their 57/40.
Born from the already iconic 574 the 57/40 capitalized off the booming dad-shoe phenom and added in colorways most famously seen in the 80s and 90s. Every release is different and offers a new perspective for the lineup. Classic lines are moved, creating a silhouette that’s fashion-forward. The ever-present “N” logo is enlarged for a graphic appeal.
The iconic CR device remains familiar but reimagined in a contemporary, exaggerated way that is ideal for color blocking. The sole unit offers a contemporary expression with two midsoles stacked – one inspired by 90’s heritage with a wider, wavy design, and the other a traditional 574 midsole. The enlarged off-road outsole is a throwback to the trail heritage of the 574. The New Balance 57/40 also includes ‘The Intelligent Choice’ tongue label like its companion, the 327.
New colorways are always dopping giving everyone a chance to find themselves in the 57/40. Our first feature is the Oyster/Pink/Blue edition which manages to bring neutrals and exciting uses of color together perfectly.
The Henna colorway is muted and interesting to look at from toe to heel. It seems like the perfect addition to any fall wardrobe and while it’s guaranteed to go with everything it is in no way ordinary.
Light Cliff Grey with Velocity Red takes every trending color and somehow creates a cohesive and dynamic sneaker. With textures like mesh and suede, it doesn’t miss a single opportunity.
Rain Cloud, like its name suggests, is the perfect moody shoe. Add them to your favorite edgy outfit or that casual supermodel fit and this striking dark-hued green sneaker will bring everything together.
Our last addition in this 57/40 is Incense with Sour Grape. Another heavy-hitting neutral with the purple peeking through various elements like the “N” logo and the heel.
New Balance is at the forefront of fashion and athletic wear. In every way possible they don’t stop evolving and turning their eye to tomorrow. The 57/40 is here and thriving.
Check out one of our other blogs that detail another New Balance champion, the 327: The Intelligent Choice and don't sleep on the 992. A call back, heritage design with premium construction. You can't go wrong not matter which direction you go with New Balance