Renowned for its motion styled design that inspires cushioning and innovative performance, the New Balance 1700 has been lauded for its intrinsic design that boasts a versatile track to street fit. First launched in 1999, the 1700’s had taken many affirmations from the infamous 1300 model that inspired its OG greyscale colour up. Billed the “very best running shoes ever made”, the model also had burgeoning influence on the 1700’s catalogue of innovative features namely, the EVA foam core, the polyurethane core, ABZORB and ENCAP technologies for performance that is uncompromised.
Achieving cult status in Japan , the model has also been acclaimed for its cross-cultural appreciation of American street style, with Japan’s appreciation of fine American craftsmanship and marketing. Thus, creating a community that celebrates hybrid track design. Japan had also released its own iteration the ‘1700 Made in Japan’ rocking a staple ‘Steel Blue’ colour up. After 20 years of international influence, the boston-based design returns with a newly revised spin on the ‘OG’ bred colourway.
The newest iteration of the New Balance 1700 ‘Made in the USA’ arrives in a nubuck leather and suede upper in grey hue, while mesh overlays indulge the toe cap and counter heel. Iconic ‘N’ branding coats the medial side walls with ‘1700’ and ‘New Balance’ embroidered detailing on the quarterback and the tongue. What’s more, a front lace system provides a snug fit and a comfy ENCAP insole unit for advanced support. The retro-inspired fit is rounded off with a rubber outsole infused AZORB technology for durability and high energy return.
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