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The New Balance 475 Returns in 2024

New Balance 475
New Balance 475

In recent years, New Balance has carved out a significant niche in reviving classic silhouettes, transforming them into modern-day essentials. The New Balance 550's resurgence spearheaded this movement, proving the timeless appeal of New Balance's design ethos. As we enter the back half of 2024, the brand is set to broaden its revival strategy by reintroducing the New Balance 475, a lesser-known gem from the 1980s. This re-release aligns with New Balance's ongoing commitment to blending heritage with innovation, as seen with the scheduled return of the New Balance 1000 from 1999.

Vintage New Balance Trailbuster
Vintage New Balance Trailbuster

Similar to how Steven Smith's 576 design informed the creation of the 574 silhouette, the 475 took inspiration from Smith's Trailbuster sneaker, an outdoor trail-ready hiker. Still, the New Balance 475 has a design reminiscent of the iconic 574 and 576 models, yet it offers a unique silhouette that stands out. For its grand return, the 475 has appeared in three captivating colorways: Green, Purple, and Blue.

Each variant adheres to a consistent design language, featuring premium suede overlays atop a breathable mesh base, executed in a monochromatic theme that speaks to the brand's refined aesthetic sensibilities. A break from the tonal color palette comes via the midfoot overlay, presenting a slightly deeper tone for a subtle contrast. Leather accents on the N logo and a reflective silver 3M heel tab add layers of sophistication and detail. Comfort and durability are assured with a cream foam midsole and a robust black rubber outsole, completing the design with a balance of form and function.

The New Balance 475 will release in 2024 through New Balance and select retailers online and in-store. As of this writing, the retail price has not yet been announced. Download the Sole Retriever mobile app for the latest updates on releases, raffles, and more in the sneaker and streetwear domain.

Images via New Balance

New Balance 475 Everglade Green

Color: Everglade Green/Sail-Black
Style Code: M475VTF
Release Date: 2024
Price: TBD
New Balance 475 Green LateralNew Balance 475 Green AngleNew Balance 475 Green TopNew Balance 475 Green MedialNew Balance 475 Green HeelNew Balance 475 Green Outsole

New Balance 475 Ice Wine

Color: Ice Wine/Sail-Black
Style Code: M475VTE
Release Date: 2024
Price: TBD
New Balance 475 Purple LateralNew Balance 475 Purple AngleNew Balance 475 Purple TopNew Balance 475 Purple MedialNew Balance 475 Purple HeelNew Balance 475 Purple Outsole

New Balance 475 Quarry Blue

Color: Quarry Blue
Style Code: M475VTG
Release Date: 2024
Price: TBD
New Balance 475 Blue LateralNew Balance 475 Blue AngleNew Balance 475 Blue TopNew Balance 475 Blue MedialNew Balance 475 Blue HeelNew Balance 475 Blue Outsole

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