New Balance is certainly no stranger to collaboration. In fact, the Boston based sportswear giant has made it clear that collaboration is a vital part of it's brand ethos, and it is clearly working. Long after the brand was seen on the feet of "unfashionable" folk like Steve Jobs, New Balance has ridden the dad shoe craze all the way to the top. Now in 2022, the iconic "N" logo is throwing elbows with the Nike check and three stripes as models like the 550 litter Instagram's explore page.
While New Balance has been working with other brands for several years now, it was the iconic run of collaborations in 2020 that really set the brand on fire. As a consequence of that, many of our favorite sneakers to come from the brand are a result of the past few years of work, so bear that in mind when poring over our list of favorites.