As the mercury drops in parts of the world, New Balance are equipping their fan favourites with some special features to keep their best-sellers on feet all year round. As part of the brand’s ‘Winterized’ collection, the popular 574 and 327 have been remade with new materials and seasonal colours for the cold season.
The 574 has been a chameleon for over 30 years, readily adopting any fabric and hue it’s made in. For this new pack, it goes tonal in three classic cold-weather shades of wheat yellow, olive green and beetroot burgundy. Its standard suede and mesh upper is a durable combination and has been lined with mesh for comfort. Plus, its ENCAP midsole is still effective to this day, and its lugged rubber outsole, which was originally designed for trail running, is an appropriate choice for slippery streets.
Meanwhile, the 327, which has settled into the NB line as one of the most popular casual models, replaces its nylon upper with CORDURA textile, giving it an extra layer of abrasion resistance and improved protection against the elements. Its colourways have been dressed in season-appropriate shades of brown and green, which also meets complementary components like gum rubber outsoles. Like the 574, the knobbly tread of the 327 is a sensible option for grip.
The New Balance ‘Winterized’ pack is available now from Foot Locker.