June 15, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
New Balance is best known for their excellent running shoes, including both modern performance machines and the classic suede and mesh designs that still resonate with sneakerheads decades after their debuts. This new design pictured above is closer to the latter but without a dedicated running background, it’s free to further embrace the casual side of things. The Urban Outfitters x New Balance 205 is a brand new retro-inspired model that gives us more patterning than we’ve seen on previous NBs, blue striped and citrus flower-patterned pairs combining ACTEVA cushioning and an Ndurance outsole with the looks that’re dominating the lifestyle market these days. Check out both pairs after the jump below and let us know how these compare to all the patterned styles available now at Urby Appy and elsewhere in the fashion world.