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New Balance trainers are still cool. Browse to see some of the brand's most iconic models today:

Contrary to popular belief, New Balance sneakers are not exclusive to dads, frat members or genius billionaires. Turns out, Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid Love) is wrong. Even minimalists and fashion enthusiasts can enjoy the luxury of wearing a comfortable pair of New Balance.

There are plenty of designs that fit anyone’s taste. Here are our favourites:

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New Balance 530

Style minimalists swoon over the New Balance 530s for its neat and fresh Munsell white colourway. When chunky shoes took the fashion world by storm, the 530s were one of the main choices. But up until now, it appears the 530s are still a popular pair—all because of their retro silhouette and simple colourway that appeals to a market that's obsessed with neutral tones.

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New Balance 574

The 574 is the ultimate all-around sneaker. But these New Balance sneakers—especially its "Classic Grey" colourway—merges suede and mesh, creating a simple and timeless design that can be worn whether you're in the mood to run or lounge. Let's not forget when Rihanna wore the New Balance 574s way back in 2014.

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New Balance 990v5

Let's not forget that New Balance promoted the 990v5s as trainers "worn by supermodels in London and dads in Ohio". Chic, contemporary and comfy—this is what makes the 990v5 still a favoured shoe in the market years after it has been redesigned since it was first released in 1978.

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New Balance 1500

This time, New Balance fuses the 80s with 90s style to create a unique, contemporary look. Still designed with classic colourways and ENCAP midsole, the 1500 trainers are still quite iconic for their distinct logo—which is sized smaller than usual—and clean silhouette.

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New Balance 373

The New Balance 373 has a silhouette that's fit for the retro kid. These trainers are often compared with the classic 574 because of their similar aesthetics, but the 373 has a more retro look with its leather construction and streamlined logo. 

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New Balance 327

The New Balance 327 is a popular choice for those who like vibrant colourways that stand out. Although these trainers are reminiscent of the brand's silhouette in the 70s, it's designed with bolder, modern details that are a great fit for streetwear enthusiasts and trendsetters. 

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New Balance 827

New Balance has the right shoe for those who are torn between minimal designs and bold colours—the 827. And no, you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style. These trainers have an ABZORB midsole (a great combination of cushioning and compression resistance that makes any walking activity flawless). The shoe is minimally designed with bright colours that make it easy to match with any outfit.