10 Best New Balance Retro Shoes

Updated on: April 2021

Best New Balance Retro Shoes in 2021


New Balance Women's 720v1 Sneaker, Pigment/Classic Gold, 8 B US

New Balance Women's 720v1 Sneaker, Pigment/Classic Gold, 8 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Leather upper
  • Low-profile silhouette
  • Inspired by NB heritage

New Balance Women's Iconic 574 Core Sneaker, Black, 8 B US

New Balance Women's Iconic 574 Core Sneaker, Black, 8 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • EVA midsole and heel
  • ENCAP heel
  • TPU heel clip
  • Removable insert
  • Closure Type: Lace Up

New Balance mens 574 Core sneaker, Grey, 12 M US

New Balance mens 574 Core sneaker, Grey, 12 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • EVA midsole and heel
  • ENCAP heel
  • TPU heel clip
  • Removable insert

New Balance Women's WS009V1 Sneaker, Phantom, 9 B US

New Balance Women's WS009V1 Sneaker, Phantom, 9 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Inspired by the '90s: the New Balance 009 lifestyle shoe is a classic sneaker with design elements pulled straight out of the '90s. Often considered by sneaker heads as the golden era, 1990s inspiration offers clean, classic looks
  • Energizing technology: taking style to the next level, These casual shoes feature impressive CUSH+ technology, delivering ultra-soft, all-day comfort. Ground Contact EVA takes comfort even further without adding weight or sacrificing support
  • Breathable and comfortable: with mesh underlays throughout the upper, these lightweight sneakers allow your feet to breathe so you can stay comfortable wearing them Morning to night. Multiple underlays and overlays bring depth to the shoe
  • Upgraded retro style: featuring the classic n logo and style-specific branding on the tongue, these retro sneakers bring NB heritage to your shoe closet. Enjoy a traditional '90s silhouette with modern comfort elements
  • Go-to daily sneaker: whether worn with your favorite jeans, sweatpants or shorts, these comfortable shoes make great daily sneakers. The clean lines and attractive shape bring elevated style to all your day-to-day looks

New Balance Men's 574v2 Essential Sneaker, Dark Navy/Marre, 13 M US

New Balance Men's 574v2 Essential Sneaker, Dark Navy/Marre, 13 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • EVA Midsole/Heel
  • Rubber Outsole
  • Encap

New Balance Women's 996v2 Sneaker, Summer Fog/Moroccan Tile, 7.5 W US

New Balance Women's 996v2 Sneaker, Summer Fog/Moroccan Tile, 7.5 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Athletic shoe
  • Suede/Mesh

New Balance Men's 990v5, Nimbus Cloud/Team Red, 11 D US

New Balance Men's 990v5, Nimbus Cloud/Team Red, 11 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Surface: Road. Differential: 12 mm. Updated upper features breathable mesh and pigskin-leather materials. Lace-up closure. Plush tongue and dual-density foam collar. Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. Removable foam insole. ENCAP® PU ring with EVA core wraps the lateral mid-foot through the heel, and around the medial mid-foot for enhanced stability. Ortholite® premium footbed provides cushioning and arch support. Blown rubber outsole. Made in the U.S.A. from i
  • The perfect combination of stability and cushioning fuse together in the newest form of the New Balance® 990v5 running shoes. The timeless silhouette and unbeatable reputation will take your farther than ever before.
  • Predecessor: M990V4.
  • Support Type: Overpronation/Stability.
  • Cushioning: High energizing cushioning.

New Balance Women's 515v1 Sneaker, Black/Gold Metallic, 8.5 B US

New Balance Women's 515v1 Sneaker, Black/Gold Metallic, 8.5 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Suede/Mesh
  • Suede/Mesh

New Balance Womens wl574 Fabric Low Top Lace Up Walking, Grey/White, Size 8.0

New Balance Womens wl574 Fabric Low Top Lace Up Walking, Grey/White, Size 8.0
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Brand: New Balance
  • Style: Walking & Hiking Shoes
  • Materials: Fabric upper / Manmade outsole
  • Toe Style:
  • Closure Type: Lace Up

New Balance Women's 311v1 Lifestyle Shoe Sneaker, Reflection/Platinum Sky/Eclipse, 5.5 W US

New Balance Women's 311v1 Lifestyle Shoe Sneaker, Reflection/Platinum Sky/Eclipse, 5.5 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Rubber Outsole
  • Suede/Mesh upper
  • NB Comfort Insert

Eight Ways to Make Stiff Shoes Fit Better

There are four methods that have helped me make stiff shoes fit, better.

There is nothing worse than trying to walk, in a pair of stiff, uncomfortable shoes. I have had my share of women's dress shoes, over the years which did not yield to the sway of my feet. And my husband once owned a pair of tennis shoes that refused to bend.

My grandmother who grew up in the era of the Great Depression, was always finding home made methods to fix things. She showed me four, easy, expense free ways, to break in a pair of stubborn shoes. Grandma's idea's, have served me well, for several decades. I have also listed 4 of my own .

1. Petroleum jelly.

This may not be to everyone's liking, but it really works. I recommend only using petroleum jelly, on leather or patent leather dress shoes. First, apply a light coating of petroleum jelly to the insides of the offending shoes. Next put a little petroleum jelly on your feet.

Step into the shoes, and walk around for about 10 minutes. Do this at least once a day, until your feet feel the shoes giving, and there is no more pain.

2. Newspaper

Ball up newspaper and push it into each shoe, until you can feel it at the toe. Make sure there is enough paper to cover entire shoe, and fight tightly. Leave in until the next time you wear the shoes. You should notice that they fit better. Continue using newspaper to help shoes maintain their shape.

3. Bend and stretch

Bend the toe of the shoe towards you, then push it back in the opposite direction, as far as possible. Do this as often as needed, until the shoes fit better. This did not work on my husband's stubborn tennis shoes. Those shoes responded like a pair of steel toed boots.


4. Alcohol

Use a cotton ball or cu-tip, to apply rubbing alcohol to the inside of the shoes. Place shoes in a cool location. The alcohol helps the shoes expand.

5. Reduce swelling of your feet

At times, the problem is not the shoe, but your feet. Weather changes, medical issues, or standing on your feet too long are all causes of swelling. To prevent or reduce swelling here is what to do.

A. Soak your feet in warm water.

B. Massage warm oil or lotion on your feet and ankles. Having your spouse give you the massage is even better.

C. Sit with your feet raised, or while lying down keep feet elevated, as often as possible.

6. Socks

Another way to stretch dress shoes, is by walking through your house in them, wearing socks. If you do this often enough, when you wear the shoes with hose, or your naked skin, it will feel as if you are walking on air. You may also make tennis shoes more comfortable by wearing two pair of socks. When you return to one pair, you will notice the difference.

7. Give your feet a rest.

If you feel your feet swelling and the shoes tightening while at work, or church, if possible, kick off your shoes and allow your feet to breath. When you put them back on, you should feel the difference. I know women who wore dress shoes to church, but took the off, and wore footsies if they were serving food, or ushering.

8. Combine the methods

Decades ago, I was in a church where I had many leadership roles. During the time we had two Sunday services, I was one of the leaders who volunteered for both. I knew I would leave home at 7:30 a.m. and might not return until 4:00 p.m. After two services, eating out and visiting relatives, I was done for.

On Saturday evenings I began my ritual of incorporating all 6 of these methods into the nest 24 hours. I found it really helped.

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