Designed by Stephanie Howard in 1996, the New Balance 850 was a classic all-rounder design. Howard’s template heralded a new era at New Balance by letting its pure design credentials speak louder than the lack of an ‘N’ logo.
More than 20 years later, the 850AT update reiterates the adage of ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’. Leaving the upper more or less untouched from the original, the distinctive webbed lace loops allude to the 850’s trail potential, while the flying logo on the heel reaffirms its deliberately askew location. The saturated neon ripstop, and brown panelling, are other period-correct nods to its 90s upbringing.
Like its all-terrain sibling, the Hierro v5, the 850AT sits on a bed of Fresh Foam X and Vibram MegaGrip for the ultimate off-road ride.
Don’t wait to hit the trails, the 850AT is available from New Balance stockists now.