The new XC-72 pushes its classic sources of inspiration even further into unexplored territory, with a time-bending design inspired by the speculative technological optimism of 1970s concept cars. Three distinctive traction outsole patterns and angular features are employed to give the familiar low-cut sleekness of the era’s running shoes an aggressive, experimental edge. The XC-72 is the future that the past dreamed about, come to life.
*Meets New Balance’s green leaf standard: upper is made of 50% or more recycled content, leather that supports more responsible manufacturing through the Leather Working Group, and/or preferred manmade cellulose, and at least one midsole/outsole material contains a minimum of 3% bio-based or 5% recycled content. Learn more about New Balance’s green leaf standard here.
Vertically split outsole features two hard ground traction designs the XC15’s ‘gripper’ and the 375’s studded pattern
Stability heel clip featuring the 620s herringbone outsole pattern
Hairy suede upper with recycled content in N logo, lace and lining. Vamp features textile with TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers derived from renewable wood sources.
Single layer microfiber tongue
Squared toe shape inspired by 1970s concept car designs