New Balance’s 574 is the ultimate basic running sneaker. It’s a low-key staple so straightforward as to be, dare we say, borderline boring. Stray Rats is here to change things, or at least try.
Stray Rats and New Balance are back together for Summer 2023, dropping a new set of collaborative 574 sneakers in lurid colors, as revealed by Stray Rats founder Julian Consuegra.
Releasing in “mid-July 2023” only on
Over the past year alone, we’ve seen collaborative New Balance 574 attempts from *deep breath*
We’re all hearing it loud and clear: these brands wanna make the NB 574 happen, for better or worse.
When you step back and think about it, the recent rise of the 574 is actually quite strange. Given the opportunity to work on comparatively more interesting New Balance runners — Stray Rats alone has tackled
But perhaps that’s the point. There’s something utterly no-nonsense about the NB 574, insofar as it’s not trying to be anything other than a super simple sneaker.
The 574 is a solid canvas for Stray Rats’ colorway experiments, too, what with its straightforward paneling making for an approachable billboard for the new summer looks, though some are far less interesting than others.
Is it time for New Balance’s 574 to half-ironically reemerge as the sneaker of the people? What with the
Oh, think these are regular ol’ shoes? Ackshually, these are Stray Rats’ New Balance 574 collab and they’re quite rare, thank you very much.