The New Balance 850 is on top of the world right now. Reintroduced into the brand’s arsenal last year, the vintage has become a staple on their release calendar, returning again this month with new pastel tones in pink and green for Spring.

The New Balance 850 isn’t just any other silhouette from the Boston brand’s archives. Originally released in 1996, the ML850 was New Balance’s first big leap into more modern product for a much younger audience. The key feature of the silhouette is the removal of the famous oversized “N” logo that covered every single New Balance shoe at the time. Instead, the brand opted for a much more subtle NB script on both the tongue and heel. Combined with the 850’s sleek and wavy overlays, this made for a much more eye-catching design than anything New Balance had been working on at the time. This week, the retro runner returns in a pair of new colorways, decorating the 850 in soft, pastel hues. Both looks share the same all-over, tonal color-blocking mounted on top of a plain white midsole and a gum outsole. The first pair is blanketed in a dusty Desert Rose shade of pink, while the second comes in Mint Chalk green.


New Balance’s latest colorways of the fan-favorite retro 850, the Pastel Pack, have not yet been announced for release, though we anticipate a global drop sometime in the coming weeks. Pairs will be available for their usual $100 price tag from both New Balance and select retailers. In the meantime, check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release information.

New Balance 850
Color: Desert Rose & Mint Chalk
Price: $100