There’s a genius in simplicity – something the New Balance brand brings to all its products. However, New Balance’s 574 doesn’t only get the basics right, but it also introduces a mighty double salvo of comfort and cushioning that’s unparalleled.
Review courtesy of Archive.
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A Classic Never Goes Out of Fashion
New Balance‘s 574 is commonly referred to as “the most New Balance shoe ever.” It has become the centrepiece as it features all the aesthetic hallmarks of what a wearer would think of when the brand comes to mind. It isn’t over the top with its colours or patterns, shying away from competing with other brands that choose outrageous style over substance. Instead, it selects a more classic look that never goes out of fashion.
The sneaker features a mixture of leather and suede for lasting durability and robustness. The tone also doesn’t clash as the two shades of blue complement each other, while the breaks of white add to the clean and almost skyscape quality of the shoe. Again, it’s the kind of sneaker that’s easy on the eye and appealing to multiple generations since it sticks to a simple motif.
Why New Balance’s 574 Delivers Serious Comfort
Inside the shoe, though, is where the magic lies and one of the primary reasons New Balance’s 574 is a sneaker of choice for those who are out and about on a daily basis. There’s a lightweight EVA foam cushioning that’s found in the midsole and heel. This design ensures increased comfort in the right places, especially if the wearer is hitting a lot of hard surfaces, such as sidewalks. Additionally, the ENCAP midsole cushioning is a combination of lightweight foam and a sturdy polyurethane rim, which aids the support of the foot.
Testing out the sneaker over several weeks, it’s clear the New Balance 574 moulds to the shape of the foot. Yet, the cushioning doesn’t deteriorate at the regular wear-and-tear rate of other sneakers. It’s designed to be an everyday sneaker, while never compromising on comfort. Even after a long day out, which features many steps and terrains, the New Balance 574 protects the feet and keeps the blisters at bay.
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Combining Lifestyle with Sports Sensibility
A sneaker like the New Balance 574 has maintained its look since 1988. It pairs well with other items of clothing and never looks out of place if someone is wearing jeans, shorts, or even a dress. More importantly, it contains the comfort, reliability, and durability of sports shoes that people have come to expect.
New Balance has long been one of the top choices for runners around the globe, but it is also now making its dent as a lifestyle brand as well. With products like the 574, it continues to defy the ages and still be a firm favourite in many people’s sneaker collections.
You can purchase the New Balance 574 at Archive stores across the country, as well as online at ArchiveStore.co.za.
New Balance 574
A sneaker like the New Balance 574 has maintained its look since 1988 and pairs well with other clothing and never looks out of place.