Adidas has been running the world with their top tier sneakers – Ultra BOOSTs, NMDs and Yeezys, they everywhere – everyone has them, everyone is rocking them. That’s why the majority of people are overlooking smaller brands that hide under the adidas’s shadow.
Personally, I’m now a little bit bored of wearing my adidas or Nike sneakers – I need something new, something original. Sooo, today I will do my performance review on the New Balance 247 Sport edition.
The most slept on sneaker with amazing performance? Let’s find out!
Type: Low Top
Fit: True to size
Retail Price: $90
BD Rating: 9.5/10
The New Balance 247 is featuring engineered mesh on asymmetrical toe box up along the tongue, as well as around the ankle area – this setup makes the shoe super soft, lightweight and breathable. Now, on the mid-foot as well as wrapping around the heel area, we have synthetic backing for giving the shoe more structure & support.
This material combo is perfect, I’m telling you. If you do own a pair of adidas nmd, you know what I’m talking about. For those who don’t, I will quickly break it down.
Mesh in the toe area has different density perforations, so breathability really shines in this model. In addition, engineered mesh itself is incredibly soft and with one bootie construction offers you seamless, sock like fit. This was almost as comfortable as Primeknit – that says a lot.
The midsole is made of, how they call, REVlite Foam. Again, this sh*t is incredible – lightweight, very responsive and superb impact protection. The whole sneaker screams comfort and lightweight, love it.
You’re getting tons of impact protection due to thick foam layer in the heel area, while the rest of the midsole is lower to the ground and gives more ground feel without sacrificing a lot of impact protection. I still received enough bounce in the forefoot area despite that lower profile.
As I mentioned, that thick REVlite midsole is something else… I was completely blown away from its performance and amazing comfort. Of course, nothing can’t beat BOOST, but the New Balance 247 is very damn close.
We got a honeycomb traction pattern all along the outsole. I will be short on this cuz there isn’t much to talk about in terms of performance. The NB 247 is a lifestyle sneaker, so you simply don’t need top notch traction.
However, they will get the job done well if you’re going to use them for light trainings or short running sessions.
After a few weeks of testing these bad boys, the outsole looks as new – no wear and tear signs or something similar to that. So if you’re concerned about durability, you really shouldn’t.
That awesome one-to-one fit
New Balance brand does keep up with the latest innovations, that’s why the 247 is featuring one bootie construction and this is another reason why I fell in love with them.
The collar area just hugs your ankle like a sock and gives you that unbeatable comfort & nice transition between your foot and the actual shoe. Also, I didn’t receive any problems putting them on due to very flexible mesh. Super awesome!
Let’s talk about sizing. People with regular or narrow feet should choose ½ size smaller pair. Now for wide footers I recommend going true to size since they run a little bit wide.
Again, this is not a performance sneaker, so don’t expect some major support features out there. However, we got synthetic overlays on mid-foot area that are connected with lacing system. When you lace them up, this synthetic backing hugs your foot tightly and locks it tightly. Also, the heel area has the same extact backing which act like external heel counter to keep heel in place.
This is very minimalistic support setup but it offers enough support in all main areas where support is most needed. During the performance test I didn’t received any heel slippage or awkward foot movements.
Maybe the New Balance 247 isn’t better than adidas Ultra Boost or nmd. Although, with this surprisingly awesome performance, premium build quality and $90 price tag they become a very serious competitor for main brand’s models.
Just think about it, for just $90 bucks you’re getting premium materials, lovely one-to-one fit, amazing cushion setup, A+ comfort and that incredible lightweight feel – more than you can ask for.
To finish everything up, I HIGLY recommend you picking them up, you will be surprised. Just give it a shot!
-AWESOME ONE-TO-ONE FIT
Hope you enjoyed my Performance Review on the New Balance 247 Sport.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment down below! 🙂