In case you missed the memo, it’s clear to see that trainers are everywhere right now. Hoping for added comfort, practicality or simply for style? New Balance are the one trainer brand that are ticking all three boxes.
Although once considered ‘uncool’, over the past few years NB trainers have risen in popularity, with celebrities such as Kaia Gerber, Zoe Kravitz and Ben Affleck spotted in their very own pairs. One of their most redeeming qualities; New Balance’s versatility, of course. Whether you’re hoping for an everyday bestselling signature pair or a new contemporary take, here’s BrandAlley’s best-in-show edit of the best New Balance trainers on offer right now.
Best New Balance Trainers for Women
The iconic 574 trainers have been a bestselling heritage style for New Balance since they were first released in 1988. Championing 80’s style and with sporty influences, they’re the ultimate investment for those looking to dip their toe into the world of street style.
Buy the 574’s for £38 (50% off)
If function is as much as a priority as aesthetics, the 393 trainers are a seriously smart choice. Retro runners, they’re a great investment for the daily commute or weekend walks, whilst their lightweight style make them perfect to pack for weekends away.
Buy the 393’s for £39 (40% off)
If anything’s come back in style over the past year in particular, it’s the athleisure trend. Think chunky, 90’s inspired sneakers, worn with a co-ordinated loungewear set or your favourite sweatpants (if you’re anything like us, you’ll have multiple options).
Buy the 827’s for £55 (45% off)
A fresh take on the signature 574’s, New Balance have revamped their infamous pairs with a pumped up sole. Whether you’re hoping to add height to your favourite outfit or simple want to jump on the exaggerated sole trend, they’re a must for the style conscious.
Buy the 574’s for £55 (45% off)
Built for city adventures or everyday wear, the 997 trainers are effortlessly cool, with a retro feel to them and plenty of pops of colours. Plus, the supportive sole makes you feel like you’re literally walking on air.
Buy the 997’s for £49 (46% off)
It wouldn’t be a sneaker edit without including a pair of fresh white trainers now, would it? A must for any footwear enthusiast, these simple, clean cut kicks will be the most versatile wardrobe decision you’ll make for years.
Buy the 393’s for £39 (40% off)
Although New Balance are primarily a US brand, they actually have their own factory in Flimby, Cumbria which inspired the Made in England range. A cult collection, the elevated construction and refined detail of these trainers may make them slightly more costly, but the quality is well worth it.
Buy the i500’s for £89 (37% off)
Buy the 500’s for £30 (50% off)
Looking for a more lucrative, unique trainer offering than what everyone else is wearing? Consider the 500 sneakers. A slightly more smart casual offering, this sleek pair is a great, cool combination to wear with a dress or midi skirt of a weekend.
Best New Balance Trainers for Men
We didn’t forget about you, gents. Here’s our top three picks for the trainer-loving man.
A key player in the retro trainer trend, the racer sneakers are a slick addition to any gents repertoire. Crafted in a running model (but still great for everyday style), the sleek hybrid silhouette enhances your steps and looks good at the same time. Plus, at 65% off it’s an absolute steal.
You guessed it, the white sneaker is a must for the boys as well. An enhanced shape and supportive soul, the 997 blends classic style and innovation for a look that truly stands out.
Buy the White 997 Sneakers – £39 (52% off)
A pair of trainers the Fresh Prince himself would be proud to wear. This retro 90’s pair boast an ‘absorbable’ midsole, cushioning each step and enhancing stability. Is there anything better than when you don’t have to sacrifice both comfort and style? We don’t think so.