New Balance has updated the classic 574. Utilizing one-piece modern mesh build with classic suede overlays, the New Balance 574 Sport is ready for lifestyle or performance. I thought the shoe also used New Balance’s new Fresh Foam cushioning but I can’t seem to find it stated within the tech specs.
However, the redesigned midsole is sure to be more comfortable than the original 574, which sits atop an outdated EVA footbed. Two colorways are currently available to purchase for $120 and will ship towards the end of July. Both colors seem to have sold out on New Balance’s official website so if you’re interested you may want to jump on them while they have your size.
The adidas Crazytrain Boost takes everything you love about Boost and places it on a training shoe. While the outsole doesn’t look very court friendly, the shoe looks like a solid option for the gym — stay away from squats as you’ll want something without any give in the tooling. A full-length Boost midsole is caged in the forefoot while the upper is comprised of soft woven textiles. Five colorways are currently available for $140.
Cam Newton’s latest signature was recently unveiled and is now available. We’ve published an awesome Test Shoot segment on the C1N Trainer for those interested in how they fit and feel.
Whether you’re training or wanted to wear something comfortable casually, the UA C1N Trainer Mid should do the trick. There’s a full-length Micro G midsole and knitted upper with reflective multicolor yarn. Not bad for $120.
Like it or not, the Jordan Spik’Ike is back. While it isn’t back in the original launch colorway, it is back in the classic White/Cement colorway. I was able to check these out in person and the materials are very nice — soft leather that moves with your foot instead of against it.
The $175 price tag makes them the most expensive new arrival without any upgraded tech features but I guess that’s the price you pay for heritage with the Jordan Brand.
A shoe we remember seeing for the first time in a Eastbay magazine in 1998, the Jordan Jumpman Pro Quick is back in its OG colorway. Materials on the toe aren’t the best and the midsole Air units have been relinquished to just the heel, but nostalgia is a powerful thing. The new version of this classic is listed at $130 — the price you pay for heritage with the Jordan Brand.