New Balance‘s beefed-up 850AT is an amalgamation of classic NB design and modern, trail-ready tech that’s now surfaced in a familiar “Classic Blue” colorway. First debuted on the original 850 in 1996, “Classic Blue” is now given a second life on this modern-day revamp of the silhouette that it made famous.
Combining blue, white and black, the upper offers a layered look with black and white leather, nubuck and synthetics placed atop a blue mesh base. An abstract pattern appears on the mudguard while fabric anchors ascend from the midsole and come to a head on the eyestays. Heel and tongue tabs ensure an easy on/easy off fit. Branding is kept to a minimum, with a single yellow NB hit appearing on the lateral heel.
Midsoles are contemporary in both style and technology, with a thick slab of textured white Fresh Foam providing lasting comfort. The same black abstract print present on the toebox returns towards the rear, and a black Vibram rubber outsole with yellow detailing adds durable grip.
The New Balance 850AT “Classic Blue” is priced at $110 USD and available now on the New Balance webstore.