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Are you looking to jump back into the workout routine? Or perhaps you noticed how popular athleisure has become, and you’re tempted to be on trend? In either case, New Balance’s selection of footwear and apparel has you covered. Their sneakers are a celebrity favorite and a streetwear staple not only due to their colorful styles and vintage aesthetic, but their comfort and durability. The sportswear brand also carries accessories and gear tailored to a variety of sports and activities, making it a great destination for all your athletic needs.
To help you shop New Balance's best offerings, we went ahead and combed through the top sellers for both men and women, and selected 10 of the most highly rated items on its site. These picks are sure to keep you looking sporty and stylish all year long—so check out 'em out below.
1. New Balance 327
These colorful, chunky shoes are acclaimed by athletes and fashionistas alike. Replicating a 70’s silhouette, the 327s are made for everyday outfits but also work great for long treks and when you need to be on your feet. They’re supportive, lightweight, and great for those who are looking for something a little different than the dad-fashion shoe. They come in a variety of colors, so there’s something for everyone.
2. Impact Run Shorts
It’s tough to find the perfect running shorts, but these Impact Run Shorts from New Balance might be close to it! According to reviews, they don’t ride up as you run, have useful pockets, and are extraordinarily comfy. They’ll keep you dry from sweat, and you’ll be able to hold your keys as you take a run around the neighborhood. And since they’re so comfortable, you might even be tempted to wear them on your rest days.
3. New Balance 993
Versatile, casual, and comfortable, the New Balance 993s are the shoe for those who want comfort and versatility in their fashion. When we reviewed the 993’s, we found that they are a shoe that is meant for everyday wear and tear. These shoes fit the feet so well they didn’t even need to have the laces tied and untied, making it a perfect Cinderella slip-on shoe. The 993s come in four different colors and a variety of widths.
4. NB Heat Long Sleeve
How can you stay warm and dry during a run? By wearing New Balance’s NB Heat line. The men's zip has NB Heat technology designed to keep runners warm while wicking away moisture. It also comes with a woven chest pocket, so there’s no need to wear those clunky wrist bands for holding your cash and keys while going on a run. A reviewer pointed out “the dual zipper for the collar allows you to create a vent without losing the collar. Great feature, makes it wearable for high mileage.” The women's version in the NB Heat line also features a hood, as well as mitts and cuffs for added warmth.
5. Fresh Foam Roav Sneakers
The Fresh Foam Roav sneakers boast hundreds of positive reviews from New Balance shoppers. They not only come in a variety of colors for men and women, but reviews note how lightweight and comfortable they are for multiple-mile walks and hard workouts. If you’re looking to get in those daily 10,000 steps, these might be the shoes for you.
6. Essentials Stacked Logo Sweatpants
Finding comfortable sweatpants can be a chore, but no longer: These sweatpants are comfortable and will be your go-to sweats whether you’re wearing them for workouts or hanging out with friends. Many reviewers say these pants look especially fashionable when they’re paired with a New Balance Hoodie or logo tee, but it’s up to you to decide how far you’re willing to go in athleisure fashion. These sweatpants aren’t a loose fit, but more fitted—but they still are great for a range of movement.
7. MS327V1 Sneaker
If you really want to go classic, the MS327V1’s silhouette is inspired by 1970s running shoes. Their look certainly makes a fashion statement. Although these boast to be a fashion shoe, reviews claim they are comfortable and fitted—one claiming they were comfortable enough to wear for a 12-hour shift—and wearers get lots of compliments while wearing them. If you’re looking for a bold, vintage look, this is the shoe for you!
8. Accelerate Tops
Keeping cool and dry is often at the top of the list when it comes to what runners want out of clothing. That's why the Accelerate line is the perfect option for those who favor long runs or HIIT workouts, or activities that are destined to work up a sweat. The poly knit fabric wicks away moisture, and is lightweight enough to remain comfortable as you move. Of its many positive reviews, one reviewer writes, "This is a great shirt to run in. The top half of the shirt is fine mesh which makes it breathable and it contours nicely."
9. New Balance 877
The 877s seem to be the walking shoe, as claimed by the reviews. “These are the best walking shoes that I have ever found,” says one reviewer. “Among the best pair of walking shoes I've purchased,” says another. So while we’re not sure if this would be the best pair for aggressive workouts, if you’re looking for a pair of sneakers for those daily walks, these are going to be the pair.
10. New Balance 574 Core
The 574 Core is the go-to sneaker for long walks and travel. Comfortable, durable, and great for those who need comfortable shoes for work, these shoes are a great companion—especially for those who aren’t looking for anything flashy. They come in a selection of soft colors that are a callback to retro sneakers. “I can walk for long hours (over 12) in a day and my feet never hurt!” One reviewer says. “So stylish, so iconic, so timeless, so reliable!”
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