First released in 1994, the New Balance 1400 is a onetime top-of-the-line running shoe that — like so many other New Balance models — has become a casual favorite. Now, the 1400 is back in a striking made in the USA iteration that blends a quintet of elegant tones atop its supple suede construction.
The shoe’s five-pack of shades is kicked off in stark style by a stark navy toebox and mudguard, which gives way to a rich forest green shade on both the lateral and medial quarter panels. Behind this sits a tan collar and gray heel, with the assemblage rounded off by a wheat heel tab. Tongues and collar liners alike are made of white leather, and branding is supplied by a silver N logo on the midfoot, a made in the USA tag on the tongue and a NB spellout on the heel.
White laces bring the top half together, and down below trim white and gray EVA midsoles work with a gray TPU heel counter to provide support and cushioning alike. Black rubber outsoles round off the look in understated fashion.
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