Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
New Balance are back but for some sneaker heads these are the original when it comes to NB trainers. We take a look at the original ‘mash-up’ made with left over material from the 576 model.
New Balance 574 is without a doubt their most popular trainer, it’s a combination of comfort, durability and variety that means people can’t stop buying these running trainers. New Balance have given people such a diverse selection of colours and every NB fan has their favourite.
New Balance 574
Reissued in 2003, the New Balance 574 was originally released as an advanced running shoe with an attractive and vibrant design. It also had New Balance’s ENCAP cushioning system for comfort and protection. Their slogan is endorsed by no one and it’s an interesting idea, New Balance has grown without sponsoring major sports stars but relied on word spreading about their quality and comfort.
The 574s have a ridiculous amount of colours, if you can’t find the one you want you can always design your own. With NB 574s the possibilities are endless.
- Suede and mesh combine on the upper.
- Made with a solid rubber outsole.
- Utilises New Balances’ ENCAP cushioning system for comfort and greater protection.
New Balance are one of the oldest trainer brands out there, they started manufacturing trainers in 1908 as the New Balance Arch Support Company. They’re also one of the few trainer companies to still have some manufacturing in western countries like Britain and the USA. There’s definitely something different about New Balance and they’re clearly quite principled.
New Balance 574 Encap
Original Release Date
Original Model Name
New Balance 574.
Key Drop Variations
New Balance 574 Black
Simple black trainers are hard to beat and the 574s still add some colour with a grey ‘N’ and white laces. For those who aren’t overly into black trainers these might have just enough colour to tempt you into buying.
New Balance 574 Red
We love red trainers but they can be difficult to wear but they do work well with simple colours like black or navy.
New Balance 574 Grey
Grey trainers are so versatile and the 574s mix it up with some lighter shades and bold white laces.
New Balance 574 Burgundy
For those that don’t want to go all out on red trainers, burgundy is less in your face and work really well with a pair of chinos.
New Balance 574 Blue
Much like red, blue trainers can be a bit hit and miss but when you get it right they look great with skinny jeans.
New Balance 574 Green
Green trainers work with really well with everything, try them with a pair of black denim jeans.
New Balance 574 Camo
In 2015 New Balance released a camo variation on the classic. Just make sure you don’t forget where you put them, you’ll never be able to find them again…
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