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can New Balance runners and jeans look good??

post #1 of 52
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Hey people, need some advice..

 

lately new balance shoes are actually fashionable to wear with jeans 

like this    http://myfashiontricks.blogspot.jp/2011/11/street-stylenew-balance-mania.html

 

but the NB shoes i want to buy are a little bit more bulky (i want ones with more support because I have weak arches which roll in heaps on unsupportive shoes even though i wear orthotics)

 

These are the shoes I want to buy.... do you think I can pull off the same look as the guys in the above link???

http://www.newbalance.com/New-Balance-2040/M2040,default,pd.html

 

Thanks in advance!!  :)

 

PS i have already seen this article http://www.styleforum.net/t/39678/new-balance-with-jeans

so please dont just send me to it

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post #2 of 52

no.

post #3 of 52
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Originally Posted by rusty35 View Post

lately new balance shoes are actually fashionable to wear with jeans 
like this    http://myfashiontricks.blogspot.jp/2011/11/street-stylenew-balance-mania.html

The shoe is the worst thing in every one of those photos. This is an unabashed trend and a horrible one, don't add to its momentum.
post #4 of 52
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The shoe is the worst thing in every one of those photos. This is an unabashed trend and a horrible one, don't add to its momentum.

you probably know more about all this fashion stuff cos i see that you're a senior member BUT im in Japan right now and its quite common, its also pretty common in korea. + you didnt actually answer my question... 

Thanks for your opinion anyway :)

post #5 of 52
Okay, from an anthropological standpoint you just want to fit in with the crowd. The key to most of those looks is that the shoes are a bright, solid colour. GQ likes to say "a 'pop' of colour" every five seconds because that is about as agreeable as it can be made to sound to the fashion-inclined heterosexual male of the here and now.

The shoes you linked to are not colourful. They are black and grey, and uglier than any of the ones in the photos you linked to. They won't make you look like those people. You want something in an obnoxious red/orange/yellow if you can pull it off, or a distinctive but not eye-searing shade of green/blue/purple otherwise. (The specific colour will depend on what else you wear.)

The plainer the actual shoe design, the better, as it's the colour you are really interested in -- which is why I think you should scotch the whole New Balance approach and just get a colourful shoe to achieve the same effect without becoming a walking billboard for a low-end, nerd-friendly brand whose enormous, artless logo should be a source of embarrassment and not pride.

(FYI, plenty of other "senior members" here like, or at least wear, NBs. But they look just as awful on them. smile.gif )
post #6 of 52
the first one with the red nbs look pretty cool, because it matches with the bike haha
post #7 of 52
They're ugly in an adorable way (in bright colors, anyway), and they only get worn as a point of contrast (coherent outfit in any established aesthetic + brightuglycute retro shoes that do not fit into hipster lumberjack or goth ninja or whatever). It's kind of an exaggerated version of the same effect with chucks. I almost like the first two pictures in spite of myself, and I do remember thinking it was cute to see Garrison Keillor wear bright red ones with a suit.

I suspect if you get them, the novelty will wear of quickly, but if you're going to do this, don't get those shitty grey technical runners. This only (kind of) works with the simple/older designs in bright, more or less single color colorways.

Like this:

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post #8 of 52

I think Vans would be a better option for this kind of look. 

 

If not Vans, then as Arethusa said go with a bright colour ... maybe even a royal blue like in your first link. 

post #9 of 52
Thread Starter 

Well tbh the main reason I was considering this shoe style was because my goal was always a casual shoe with some good arch support so I thought with this style I could get away with wearing a running shoe....obviously not 

unless these are better???

http://www.newbalance.com/New-Balance-2000/M2000,default,pd.html?dwvar_M2000_color=Grey_with_Navy&start=5&cgid=106000

thanks for the opinions everyone :)

post #10 of 52
lol@new balance being stylish
post #11 of 52
they go well with dad jeans
post #12 of 52
I admire New Balance for being that last company to still make running shoes in the US--I've often thought about buying a pair for that very reason--but those shoes you linked to I don't think will work.

I have one friend who manages to make his grey Made in USA New Balance running shoes (574s I think) look good with jeans, but it's probably because he's been sporting the look for as long as I've known him--7 years, or before someone posted a collection of New Balance + jeans pictures on a blog.
post #13 of 52
Those people are so hip and cool and up to date with fashion in their new balances.
post #14 of 52

There are only two cool new balance models, the 1500 which isn't sold in the US for some reason, and the v45 which is just a better take on the typical vans canvas shoe 

post #15 of 52
My father wore NBs for actual running.
Still have memories of his stinky NBs held together with shoe goo.
For this alone, they are desperately uncool to my mind and will never enter my closet.
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