Having recently dropped the "Backpack" Collection which featured nylon uppers offset by tan leather accents, New Balance now adopt a more familiar aesthetic whilst maintaining a premium accent vibe. This tonal approach suits fall to a tee and the combination of colours on this latest incarnation of the 574 is strong. The upper arrives dressed in the more familiar guise of suede and mesh with the latter panelling the tongue and toebox which are both overlaid by the napped leather.
The composite materials are daubed in charcoal which sits as the perfect backdrop for the premium touches which adorn the runner's branding and heel counter. The body of the shoe sits atop an ENCAP sole unit.