New Balance 574 “Backpack” – Holiday 2012 Collection
The most common associations tied to New Balance and its iconic 574 silhouette are grey and/or navy blue spread across suede and mesh. But to younger sneakerheads just getting their first taste thanks to NB’s expanded and increasingly potent US catalog, they’d naturally think of a classic suede-bottomed Jansport or Eastpak, perhaps even before the OGs. That’s because the New Balance 574 ‘Backpack’ was so popular that not only did it spawn a ladies companion set, but here are three brand new colorways to fill the demand for the holidays. You’ve got your classic navy as well as yellow and burgundy, three classic shades perfect for the colder part of the calendar whose golden brown accents and diamond-looped tongues will have you studying the stock at retailers like Feature.