With all the top-tier silhouettes that New Balance bless us with from their back catalogue, it’s easy to miss some of the more obscure gems that the company have tucked away. The New Balance 801 sits proudly in this camp.
First released in 1998, the 801 was one of a new generation of trail running shoes that combined the lightweight foot support of traditional running shoes with the sturdy grip and durable nature of hiking gear. A more sensible alternative to Nike’s oft-bizarre ACG designs, the 801 is nonetheless a handsome addition to your footwear rotation, just crying out for a full-on 90s-tech outfit to flex out on Scafell Pike this summer.
The New Balance 801 is available at Aphrodite now.