The New Balance 1400 is one of the NB silhouettes that seem to have one of the most subtle looking uppers. Aside from the heel/counter parts of the shoe, the rest is pretty straightforward, but that’s what attracts me to the model. It’s so simplistic looking, yet it’s more than efficient and always seems to get the job done.
Take this New Balance 1400 Made in the U.S.A for example. Coming in a blue suede upper with well placed hits of burgundy on the heel, back part of the midsole, tongue branding and “N” branding, this colorway screams classic. Aside for the suede on the upper, there is also hits of mesh found on the panels. Completing the look of the shoe is the white midsole that ends up being paired up with gum outsole, giving the overall look of the shoe, a classic one. Retailing for $170, you can now get yourself a pair of these at any participating New Balance retailer.
It’s a beautiful colorway, but I already have a New Balance sneaker that basically dons the same color scheme. So that means, it’s a pass for me.