New Balance M574

The tide is turning, don’t you think? Instead of running about pretending to be army men or woodcutters, everyone is starting to think instead about pretending to be exercisers. Now, I don’t know about you but I am neither Willy Woolrich, nor Marathon Mark. I’ve worn a hunting jacket but abhor the thought of shooting the head off a defenceless animal. And to be honest, much as I probably need it, I feel just as turned off by the thought of running anywhere. I don’t get the idea of ‘going for a run’. I’ve done it many times when I played football more regularly and it bored me to tears. It hurt too. No fun in hurting yourself is there?

But just as a pair of Thorogood or Red Wing make me feel like a dead masculine bloke (from the 30s), a proper pair of running shoes goes some way to making me feel like I’m sort of healthy. I know I’m not of course but who cares? They look good. I’d rather be an aesthete than an athlete any day of the week, wouldn’t you? Ok, maybe not.

The 574 is perhaps the most popular New Balance model. Their numerous collabs throw up some weird and wonderful combos, but to me, pound for pound you can’t go wrong with the 574.

So I thought I’d do a post on them.

Check them out here.

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