Shop the best New Balance sneakers of 2021 for both men and women

If we learned one thing from 2021, it’s that the chunky dad shoes are so in — trespassing all bounds of age, gender and style.

Not only are the good ol’ New Balance sneakers comfortable for running errands, hiking and styling with a work dress on your morning commute, but they come in a variety of fun pairs to choose from.

As a devout wearing of my dark gray pair, I can attest they are a game-changer for rainy weather.

To stay on-trend and to keep your toes warm this fall and winter, we put together a list of the best New Balance sneakers to wear for both men and women. Below, find notes on all the different color combos, sizing options (they are extensive) and width options — catering to both super narrow and ultra-wide feet sizes alike.

Made in US 990v5
  • Color options: Black with silver, Grey with castlerock, Black, Navy with silver
  • Size options: 7 to 16
  • Width options: X-Narrow, Narrow, Wide, Standard, X-Wide, XX-Wide

Ah, one of New Balance’s top pairs on its bestsellers list — the New Balance’s best running shoe with “a perfect blend of cushioning and style.” It’s great for a jog around the block and elevating your blazers for Instagram-worthy streetwear.

574 Core
  • Color options: Grey, Burgundy, Black, Navy
  • Size options: 4 to 20
  • Width options: Standard, Wide, X-Wide

We’ve seen various Instagram bloggers raving about the 574 Core pair, notably for its throwback feel. Plus, its suede and mesh upper is ideal for fall.

Fresh Foam 1080v11
  • Color options: White with nimbus cloud, Black with thunder, Cyclone with virtual sky, Black with phantom, Velocity red with team red, Wave blue with rogue wave, White with ghost pepper
  • Size options: 6 to 20
  • Width options: Narrow, Standard, Wide, X-Wide

Similar to competitors’ running shoes, New Balance’s Fresh Foam 1080v11 is a textured pair with unbeatable comfort. Not to mention, it’s designed with Ultra Heel technology to hug the back of your foot for a smooth run.

Fresh Foam Roav
  • Color options: White with ocean grey, Black with orange, Ocean grey with virtual sky, Rogue wave with eclipse
  • Size options: 7 to 18
  • Width options: Wide, Standard

Elevate your look with this gorgeous pair of Fresh Foam Roav. With gold, steel and orange hues, it’s great to pair with a trench coat for a casual but chic look.

Fresh Foam Cruzv1 Reissue
  • Color options: Black with magnet and sea salt, Castlerock with team away grey and sea salt
  • Size options: 7 to 15
  • Width options: Wide, Standard

Simple and comfy, the Fresh Foam Cruzv1 Reissue will provide minimal, all-day comfort wherever you go.

Fresh Foam 860v11
  • Color options: Light aluminum with black, White with black and phantom, Black, Jet stream with petrol, Team royal with black
  • Size options: 7 to 16
  • Width options: Narrow, Standard, Wide, X-Wide

Looking for a fun pop of neon? The Fresh Foam 860v11 comes in multiple color options and is one of the most traditional New Balance pairs we’ve seen.

Fresh Foam Roav Tee Shirt
  • Color options: Natural indigo with light aluminum, Lead with light aluminum, Black with light aluminum
  • Size options: 7 to 18
  • Width options: Standard, Wide

Color us navy. We’re obsessed with this sleek, on-trend and flex-curve New Balance pair. Plus, the Fresh Foam Roave Tee Shirt pair is crafted just like its name — like a soft, grab-first tee.

  • Color options: White with team royal and black, White, Black, White with navy
  • Size options: 6.5 to 18
  • Width options: Wide, Standard, X-Wide

This royal and black-accented pair is a testament to why the chunky sneakers gained their clout. Dare we say it’s our favorite?

Leather 928v3
  • Color options: Black, Tan, White
  • Size options: 7 to 16
  • Width options: Narrow, Wide, Standard, X-Wide, XX-Wide

If we’re being honest, men love their all-black shoes (probably because they go with everything). Shop the Leather 928v3s for that put-together, seamless look.

  • Color options: Silver mink with gunmetal, Arctic fox with black and team royal
  • Size options: 7 to 15
  • Width options: X-Narrow, Narrow, Standard, Wide, X-Wide, XX-Wide

As a lightweight shoe, you can’t go wrong with the 847v4 pair. Clad with multiple shades of gray, it’ll soon be a staple in your closet.

Fresh Foam Roav Backpack
  • Color options: Lead with workwear, Phantom with workwear
  • Size options: 5 to 12
  • Width options: Standard, Wide

We love the Fresh Foam Roav Backpack pair for fall. Picture it with a good trench coat, one of our 65 favorite bodysuits and even a flowy skirt. What’s not to love?

574, $69.99 (originally $79.99)

  • Color options: Vivid coral with white mint
  • Size options: 5 to 12
  • Width options: Standard

Add a pop of color to your feet this fall and winter with the 574 pair. With clean lines, a fresh peep of mint and a classic profile, they’re sure to make a statement.

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