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The Perfect Balance

6 years ago by

The Perfect Balance

I found it them! The perfect pair of New Balance sneakers.
Equal parts dressed up (in sneaker speak) and sporty (that good flex sole gets me every time), and such a cool combination of leather, rubber and even suede…

Plus I love the color. I’m trying to move away from the typical all-black NY wardrobe and ease into softer neutrals like navy, grey and tan — and this sneaker has all of those, perfectly balanced.

I wear them with jeans or a cool, more structured dress and they feel a little more sophisticated than the average sneak BUT I can still make a quick getaway whenever I need! (Or just run for the subway.) And if you’ve never worn them, you should know that what they say is true: New Balance sneakers are super comfy. Brie and I both agree that it’s akin to walking on a cloud.

But I’ll always love my Nikes for a serious sporty option and my Adidas for a simple white sneaker (which goes with everything). What are your ideal pair of sneakers? Have YOU found the perfect pair?

Sneakers, New Balance.


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  • Reebok Skyscapes are the most comfy sneaker I’ve ever experienced! I can wear them walking around all day (I have walked 11 miles in a day in these) and I also love that they are so simple with almost no design or logo so they go with everything – I have a pair in grey and navy blue. Did I mention they’re made of soft delightful neoprene so they pop right in the wash? I’m sounding like a commercial here but I sing their praises every time someone compliments them – which is often!

  • I agree. They are also super light!

  • Brandi July, 16 2015, 3:45 / Reply

    which New Balance are these?

  • wheeeeeere do i find these?!?!! i’m in love!!!! don’t tease us with pictures and then keep it a secret!!!

  • Bobbie July, 16 2015, 5:45 / Reply

    These shoes look great. Where can they be purchased and what is the ski number? I tried to find them with no luck. Thank you.

  • nycgirl July, 16 2015, 6:31 / Reply

    can you tell us style name for these cool shoes?? Thx!

  • Yes – these are the perfect sneaker for a refined casual smart option. Which model are they? I love New Balance — I have loved them since I was a kid and my father was a marathoner who swore they were the best shoes for long distance runners.

    I’ve only recently started wearing sneakers with non-workout clothing. They are the only thing I can comfortably walk in for miles without tiring out my legs. Even really good walking shoes don’t seem to do the trick anymore. Boo-hoo!

  • I`ve just bought these (or very similar) in grey and a pair of Stan Smiths for plain white sneakers. For running, if you`re neutral-footed like me, I reckon Brooks has the only decent range for women. Don`t do real sport in Nike!

  • Clotilde July, 16 2015, 11:51

    I have been running for the last 8 years in various models of Nike Free shoes, ran 5 marathons with them and even the Paris Ecotrail 80 km race ! (which is not really on technical ground, just forest trails)
    You CAN definitely do “real” sport in Nike shoes !
    (of course, for rocky, more technical mountain trails, other brands, including Brooks but not only, are better).

  • I LOVE these! So perfect! What style is this? I can’t find it on the New Balance website :(

  • I have been eyeing the Colehaan ZeroGrand perforated oxford in Grey for a very long time. On sale right now! I think they will look great with some dresses and skinnies :)

  • Onitsuka Tigers and Golas are my all day every days…so amazing and comfy and they last forever!

  • these are awesome! been trying to find another pair of cool sneakers

    giveaway on my blog

  • I love New Balance I got them in light grey and I’m so happy with them. Everybody wears New Balance in Japan even the kids!!


  • I prefer sneakers of skater-type, but if you want to walk around a lot, a model with better arch support is more appropriate. After walking 20km each day for a few days on a trip, I bought a pair of Adidas zx flux shoes. They are comfortable for walking and have a nice print, but I’d prefer if they were made of another material.

  • bavarian_blue July, 17 2015, 8:17 / Reply

    Perfect choice!
    I like ‘nike Air’ for their comfort even they are not as cool as others.

  • Those New Balance are super cool. Love how they have a vintage feel. I’ve been wearing my Adidas all summer and I love them.

  • I just picked up a pair of grey and rose gold New Balances to add to my Nike and Saucony collection and I’m in love. It’s almost to the point where I always grab a pair of sneakers over heels to wear out now at night. I’d just rather be comfortable, with the added advantage of looking chic with stylish kicks! I’m going to ride this sneaker trend for as long as sartorially possible.

  • Nini piccola July, 17 2015, 12:30 / Reply

    Neada, please tell us the model style of these New Balance shoes! We all want to know!

  • Lindsey Fernandez July, 17 2015, 12:31 / Reply

    I think I find these sneakers. I believe they are the 1500 Re-Engineered. You can see images here:

  • jenifer July, 17 2015, 12:35 / Reply

    I too am wondering where to find these!

  • Oui, mon se sont mes sneakers blancs Senso!!!

  • New Balance always nails it!! Love these!



  • my puppy ate the back off my favorite pair of New Balance – a slim black with white logo, absolutely perfect and cannot find anywhere !! – Im considering repairing them by hand because i loved them so much !!

  • Indeed, they are really beautiful.

  • Alexandra July, 17 2015, 9:48 / Reply

    For a simple white sneaker, K-swiss (Belmont So).

  • Je suis fidele aux New Balance aussi mais les sneakers sur la photo sont tres belles, evidemment d’une de mes couleurs preferees : le bleu marine !

  • oh, i love them !! navy blue and tan leather is the perfect colour combo <3


  • mimosa1976 July, 19 2015, 7:07 / Reply

    Bonjour, pourrais tu me communiquer la référence de ce modèle de New Balance et sur quel site les as tu trouvées?
    D’avance merci §§

  • Marianne July, 20 2015, 5:06 / Reply

    Salut Neada, je trouve aussi les New Balance très sympa pour des baskets, mais on en voit partout ! Tout le monde a une paire de New Balance, je trouve ça dommage…
    Il existe plein d’autre marques et modèles :)
    Belle journée !

  • I found the most perfect pair in my Reef low walled leather sneakers in dark grey (looks navy to me) and off-white.:):)

  • ScottieP July, 20 2015, 3:04 / Reply

    These are NB 1500 Re-Engineered, under “sport style” in the lifestyle section!

  • elisabetta July, 22 2015, 12:07 / Reply

    Scottiep….. sono nella sezione MAN !!

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