J.Crew New Balance 1400 Alternatives

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(Sam Solomon) #1

I’m going to say that the gray J.Crew New Balance 1400s are the best all-purpose sneakers I’ve owned. They are attractive, durable and exceptionally comfortable.

I have a pair that is about two years old that are fading. The tread is wearing thin and the shoelaces are starting to fray. I’d love to replace these with a new pair, but it seems like J.Crew isn’t planning to restock these anytime soon.

Are there any good alternatives to this particular shoe?

I’ve looked through a ton of models on the New Balance site, but I can’t seem to find any similar models with an all-suede construction. The 574 looks similar, but uses mesh panels.

J.Crew New Balance 1400 Returns in Midnight and Navy Steel
(Sam Solomon) #2

Also, I reached out to them to see if there was a restock on the horizion. Figured I’d post this Twitter conversation.

I’m skeptical of the new colorway. They’ve sold the New Balance 1400 in orange and green. This particular version is so great because the shoe is understated. I can wear a simple gray sneaker to work or the gym.

I don’t want to wear an orange sneaker around.