With a legacy as long and rich as New Balance’s, you know they’ve perfected their sneakers over the course of their 111 year existence. A century later, their innovative three-point balance system still remains in use, a testament to the sheer ingenuity of the minds behind the brand. A constant come-up for those looking for rare designs or even just unparalleled comfort, you’re just a few clicks away from the freshest kicks when you shop online with Superbalist. We’ll even give you free delivery, anywhere in South Africa. Because you deserve it.
New Balance has always stood out as a brand that is independent and authentic occasionally surprising sneaker fans with new modern designs that just happen to be super comfortable too. The secret to New Balance's superior comfort levels lies in its roots – and it all began with a chicken. In a nutshell (or should we say eggshell?) New Balance wasn't always called New Balance. The company started out making arch supports and when founder William Riley sat watching the chickens in his backyard one day in 1906 he realised that their three toes provide excellent support. This inspired the design of his arch supports and the New Balance name. But enough with the history. As a testament to the brand's enduring quality New Balance first began making sneakers because they wanted to make shoes that were 'more comfortable and serviceable' than other brands’ just like their arch supports which helped New York's finest to patrol the city streets in comfort. Although this approach did not make New Balance an Insta-star it did make it the favourite sneaker of skateboarders and accidental influencers like Steve Jobs and one Barack Obama whose specially made New Balance sneakers had the word 'president' on the left shoe and 'Obama' on the right just in case anyone needed reminding. (Good to know: New Balance doesn't name their sneakers they give them numbers. The higher the number the better the shoe.) Their suede sneakers' stability midsole and general awesomeness made them a hit with anyone who tried them including Mos Def/Yasiin Bey/ Dante Terrell Smith who wore them before he began wearing suits and long before he travelled to South Africa on a world passport. So yes. New Balance is more than a little old-timey definitely fashion dad-ish and it did begin with a chicken but what the hey they're cool and they're made by one of the greatest sneaker companies of all time – and you can get them online from Superbalist.
Founded over a century ago in Boston, New Balance has stayed on top of the times thanks to their innovative fusion of function and fashion. Specially designed to target the three main pressure points of the foot, these sneakers provide optimal balance. One of the few companies to maintain a manufacturing presence inside of the USA and UK, expect only the highest quality from the brand.