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How To Style New Balance

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New Balance sneakers are everywhere these days, adorning the feet of celebrities, athletes, and fashionistas alike. With their retro styling and focus on comfort and quality, New Balance has become one of the "it" sneaker brands.  But how exactly does one style New Balance shoes to look fashionable and put together? The key is nailing combinations of colors, textures, and accessories that complement the chunky dad shoe aesthetic. Neutral shades like gray, navy and black make New Balance models pop while laidback pieces like joggers, oversized sweaters and baseball caps keep the vibe relaxed. Learn how to unlock the full styling potential of your New Balance kicks with mix and match outfit ideas and tips.

New Balance has witnessed a remarkable surge in sales, exceeding 100% year-over-year, as revealed in StockX's January 2023 Big Facts report.


New Balance 990v5

The New Balance 990v5 has become one of the most iconic sneakers for celebrities and streetwear enthusiasts alike. This women’s exclusive 990v5 Grey with Castlerock colorway features a suede and mesh upper that provides a stylish look with breathability. The lightweight foam and polyurethane midsole offers comfortable cushioning and bounce with each step. 

The 990v5's pair perfectly with casual streetwear outfits. Stick to neutral shades like white, grey or tan on top to make the grey and light beige castlerock accents pop. Leggings, jeans or joggers help balance out the shoe's bulkiness when paired with an oversized crewneck sweatshirt or knit sweater. Add accessories like a baseball cap, crossbody bag or hoop earrings to complement the laid back vibe. The New Balance 990v5 Grey Castlerock sneaker allows you to elevate a relaxed outfit with its iconic chunky dad shoe styling.


New Balance 857v2 

The New Balance 857v2 sneaker in the White with Navy colorway is designed for athletic performance and training, so it's best paired with activewear that complements its sporty vibe. The 857v2's white leather upper with navy accents matches well with monochromatic navy athletic joggers, shorts, or track pants on the bottom. On top, stick to casual sporty pieces like a navy hoodie, white t-shirt, or blue polo to let the white shoe pop against an all-blue look. 

Bring the whole fitness outfit together with accessories like a navy baseball cap, white crew socks peeking out the top of the shoe, and a sporty watch or gym bag in blue. The athleisure look is completed by the 857v2's white and navy color scheme that signals you're ready for the gym or an active day on the go.


New Balance 1089v9

The New Balance 1080v9 running shoe features a crisp white upper with vintage indigo accents that pairs perfectly with athletic gear for the gym or outdoor workouts. Since the 1080v9 is designed for performance and comfort during running and training, match the shoe by styling leggings or joggers in a complementary solid color like black, gray, or white on the bottom. On top, a fitted workout tank, t-shirt, or breathable running top in a matching or contrasting hue keeps the monochromatic athleisure look going. For a coordinated outfit, go for indictigo blue leggings and a vintage blue sports bra or tank to complement both tones of the shoe. Finish the workout ensemble with accessories like a sweat-wicking headband, reflective gear for night runs, or a hands-free armband for your phone. The New Balance 1080v9 Air White with Vintage Indigo shoe inspires stylish, matching activewear looks perfect for hitting the gym or trails.

Styling New Balance With 2023’s Top Trends

New Balance has been one of the hottest footwear brands in recent years thanks to the comeback of dad shoes and chunky sneakers. As we move into late 2023 and 2024, New Balance’s classic silhouettes like the 550, 990v5 and 327 are perfectly poised to complement the up-and-coming fashion trends.

Oversized and relaxed fits are forecasted to be everywhere over the next year. New Balance’s bulkier profiles pair flawlessly with the baggy boyfriend jeans, wide leg pants and boxy crewneck sweaters that embody this ‘90s grunge inspired aesthetic.

For the inevitable return of Y2K and 90s throwback pieces, chillier weather calls for teaming eye-catching platform sneakers with crop tops and cargo pants. Or try complementing cycling shorts and mini skirts with New Balance’s retro- runners.

Cozy knitwear in earth tones can offset boldly colored New Balance collaborations and inline styles. Texture and color blocking is effortless with chunky shoes.

Whether it’s retro vibes, minimalist styling or athleisure, New Balance offers iconic looks that align with all the hottest style trends on the horizon. Any 2023 wardrobe revival lets New Balance owners flaunt both fashion and function.

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