The New Balance 574 is a model whose appearance has translated into the success of the company, and the technologies used have made these New Balance sneakers the flagship product of the brand. Designed in 1988 as a running shoe, they have become a retro style footwear icon. The huge success of the entire 57x series has made NB shoes a must-have item for every sneakerhead. The timeless look of the 574 combines a top made from the finest materials and the ENCAP® cushioning system to make the shoes durable, stable and remarkably reduce running shocks. These qualities made them appreciated not only by athletes and for more than 20 years they have earned themselves the positions of the best-selling shoes in history!