The 574 consists of ENCAP cushioning technology in the midsole and a carbon rubber outsole for maximum durability. With these features, this great looking retro shoe keeps all the functional properties that made this shoe popular.
Rated 4 out of
A great throw-back shoeThis is one of the best pair of sneakers I have ever owned. And I am very picky about my 'sneaks. These are all the rage in places like Paris & Britain (so I will be the only one in my area sporting this stylish trend).
These shoes are a true original. A great throwback to the 70’s/80’s style, with a nice pop of color, that adds a new modern look and feel, while still staying true to the original styling of the Backpack 574.
I ordered mine in the dark grey/neon, and was a little concerned that the blue color in the heel might be too bright, when I saw them on screen, but it is not. It’s perfect and adds a lot to the overall style and design. The decorative laces are just perfect and add a cool pop of color! Great for jeans and casual wear.
I ordered a ½ size up after reading customer reviews on other websites and they fit perfectly. I am very happy with the quality of build of these, they're very sturdy and looks like they will last a long time. A little uncomfortable and hard in the heel because the backing comes up so high on the foot. I hope that will break in.
I usually order Nike, because I like how cushiony they are, but I just couldn’t deal with all the bright neon colors. The New Balance 574’s are more subdued, but with just enough color to remain stylish and modern, without being too outrageously bright like you might find with other brands of running shoes. Overall, a fantastic purchase!