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- Leather and Mesh
- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately Low-Top" from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1.25"
- Laid-back sneaker in leather with mesh panels and padded collar and tongue
- EVA/ENCAP heel cushion
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New Balance is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their goals. It's been their mission for more than a century to focus on research and development. It's why they don't design products to fit an image. They design them to fit. New Balance is driven to make the finest shoes for the same reason athletes lace them up: to achieve the very best.
ML574 Men's Classic Running Shoe
Step back into classic retro-style with the New Balance 574 Classic Running Shoe. This model features a suede and mesh upper for a premium look and an ENCAP midsole for added support. The SL-2 last offers a little more room in the toe box and fits slightly closer around the heel for a comfortable, relaxed fit all day long. Excellent takes you places; get there in your 574's.
ENCAP midsole technology provides a supportive, durable rim of polyurthane with a soft cushioning core of EVA.
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0018QK10E
- Item model number: 834731
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 1, 2003
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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New Balance put most of their popular retro cool shoes into the hands of Asian manufacturers, so the sizing on these models is completely off:
574, 363, 501, 565, 515
That is why you will find so many reviews stating the fit is "too tight" and "too small" and several people explaining how they were too tight and too small even though they ordered a size larger and wider than usual like 2E or even 4E extra width sizes.
I found a website explaining this but since links may get removed in a product review, I'm just explaining what I learned.
The only people who are not going to think the sizing is off are people who have been buying these lines for the last 10 or 15 years and already are used to the weird sizing. These sizes are completely different from the New Balance models made in the USA or UK.
576, 577 and 996 are all Made in the USA or UK and will be very comfortable and regularly sized. They will also be much more expensive. New Balance models made in the USA or UK will almost always be over $100, typically about $139 and sometimes on sale for as low as $79, but never lower than that unless it's the most unpopular design ever... For example, there is one model of 996 on Amazon right now that looks nothing like a retro cool sneaker; I have no idea why they called it a '996' anything. It looks like a futuristic mini-van:New Balance Men's MC996 Lightweight Tennis Shoe, Grey/Green, 10 2E US. So, if you're looking at a shoe with price range of $39 - $79, chances are that it is Asian made and the size will be too small and too tight.
I have skinny feet and if I am ordering any cheap shoes from New Balance, I have to order 1 full size larger and at least 2E width, which is still a bit tight. 4E width would be better, but they rarely have those for sale on Amazon in my size. To put that in perspective, my dress shoe size is 9.5 or 10. Since these retro-cool New Balances are supposed to be running shoes, it makes sense that you would follow the typical advice to buy one size larger, so size 11 makes sense...right? The problem is this isn't exactly right. Size 10 fits me extremely well length-wise for walking, but are way too tight. Why would I want running shoes in walking size? Because most people actually wear these retro cool shoes as casual sneakers. However, you basically have to buy one full size up and extra wide to fit even skinny feet, so that makes your casual kicks slightly longer at the toe box than feels necessary, but it's not too bad. It's nowhere near the same comfy fit as you would find on a pair of USA-made 576 New Balances, though.
Having shoes that are too tight in the metatarsal area is very bad for your feet and lead to problems like plantar fasciitis. So, for the Asian-made New Balances such as 574, 363, 501, 565, 515, etc., it is much better for your feet to have "room to grow" in front of your toes (as if you're a little kid buying shoes) rather than having the arch area placed in the wrong spot and squeezing the heck out of the front part of your foot at the metatarsal area.
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These Asian-made models will be too small and too tight: 574, 363, 501, 565, 515
These USA/UK-made models will be correctly sized (and cost twice as much): 576, 577 and 996
Before wasting your time trying to "break in" your new kicks, head on over to New Balances' own website (do a web search for 'New Balance Size Guide' and scroll down to the bottom and read the first bullet point):
• New Balance shoes are made to fit directly out of the box. They do not need to be broken in.
If they are too tight, they are Asian-made, so just return them while you still can and get 1 size larger and 2E or 4E width instead of D width.
The first time I bought these shoes, they were legit–the second time they were complete knock-offs.
1. The first thing I noticed is the color is off. The fakes are a faded black color.
2.The stiching is different on the fakes.
3. The spacing in the cut of the material is different on the fakes.
Here are photos for proof. I had the real ones for awhile, thus the wear and tear. However, the faults are still blantanly obvious.
The first legit pair are some of my favorite sneakers ever, so to purchase them again for next year and receive knock-offs is extremely dissatifying. Especially when you consider that I bought these directly through Amazon.
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So the shoes are too small.
I ordered this from Korea which makes it really hard for me to return it.Read more