Now that’s you’re up to speed on the Nikes and Adidas you need to have on your radar this season, we’re turning our attention to New Balance, the suddenly cool-again brand that’s nipping at the heels of the big-shot sneaker companies and turning out collaborations with some very fashion-forward names.
Case in point: the just-released exclusive collection for Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, which consists of three styles featuring stingray leather, denim, and gold metallic accents. While these come with a higher price point ($195-225 per pair), entry-level fans will find plenty of equally covetable options out there in the $70-100 range. The brand’s collaboration with J.Crew, for instance, has yielded more than a dozen styles in colorways varying from royal blue and bright red to classic white and navy—and their retro-inspired 791s should appeal even to die-hard Stan Smith fans.
Ahead, shop the 15 best New Balances on the market right now—and don’t blame us if your sneaker collection grows by a pair or two today. (Well, ok, you can blame us a little.)