You know the saying, “Be seen, not heard.” This new iteration of the New Balance 574 retro runner could be the embodiment of one take on this saying. They are loud on the eyes, hushed to the ears and easy in the wallet.
The normally-neutral New Balance 574 gets shocked to life with an electric new style code. Taking the simplistic silhouette and lighting it up, the New Balance 574 “Neon” is the ultimate contrasting colorway. This SKU features a solid black base to highlight the neon detailing throughout, most notably the bold “N” logo. Reflective silver also mixes into the upper, which rides on a white midsole. Also, it’s been welded together seamlessly to make it sleeker and lighter. While I think they could have gone with black or neon for the midsole, I think the shoe works well overall. Perhaps this $80 pair is for you. In any event, there are plenty of bright retro runners out there, and even more subtler ones to choose from. Just sayin’.