New Balance is taking us back to school for their latest project, this time highlighting the classic 574 runner in a trio of the brand’s signature color schemes. Launching in Japan this week, the 574 “History Class” collection launches globally soon.

The New Balance 574 first made its debut in 1988, when the brand was looking to provide consumers with a more cost-effective running & lifestyle model that could rival the Made-in-USA 990 line at a fraction of the price. Taking the design of the 576, New Balance stripped back the design, resulting in the brand’s first true lifestyle shoe, which was a massive success. While typical New Balance color offerings looked great with the 574, the shoe’s large panels and minimal overlays allowed for bold and brash new colorways, which the Boston brand took full advantage of. Fast forward thirty-three years later, and the 574 is still one of the brand’s most popular models. This week, New Balance announced the “History Class” collection, a three-pack of the main NB color schemes, grey, navy blue, and white. 


New Balance’s upcoming “History Class” three-pack of colorways of the classic 574 will make their debut overseas this week, launching from atmos on August 19th, 2021. While worldwide release will likely drop in the coming weeks, there has been no official date issued from New Balance as of this writing. All three styles will be available for approximately $110. Check out the campaign photos below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.