While they are known for being the OG “dad” sneakers, it's no secret that New Balance sneakers are also a key buy in the closets of the most in-the-know fashion people. If you need further proof, just look to the tagline of a recent New Balance campaign that reads: “Worn in supermodels in London and dad in Ohio.” Equally popular with Jerry Seinfeld and Bella Hadid, the comfortable-meets-cool sneakers have gained a huge cult following over the last several years, making popular styles including the 550s, 993s, and special collaborations with Aimé Leon Dore near impossible to buy.
If you're able to get your hands on a pair, though, fashion people have plenty of New Balance outfits to look to for styling inspiration. From casual outfits with jeans to looks for the tennis court to exactly what to wear on the airplane, there is no shortage of cool ideas. Ahead, see the cool sneaker looks that feel very 2022.
First up, how I'm personally styling the trend. I've been collecting New Balance sneakers recently and will be the first the recommend them for both their design and comfort level. Adding them to a button-down, jeans, and a tailored jacket is my fall uniform.
It doesn't get more classic than a trench coat and jeans. Just add New Balance 550 sneakers and white tube socks for a look that is equal parts comfortable and trend-forward.
Stripes on stripes feel like an outfit combination that shouldn't work, but this look is proof that is does. The trick? Choosing pieces with stripes that run in different directions. Adding a pair of New Balance grey sneakers grounds the look, making it feel a bit less nautical.
The last few years have welcomed the return of tennis style and there is no shortage of cool ways to get dressed for the courts. Start out with a pair of white 550 sneakers and tube socks, then simply add tennis whites like this set from Sporty & Rich x Prince.
The 2022 version of an airport uniform has arrived, pairing relaxed jeans with an oversize blazer and sneakers. It's the dressed-up cousin to the sweatpant looks that were everywhere a few years ago, but equally comfortable.
L.A. fashion insiders have off duty style mastered. Case in point? This legging set look that is paired with silver New Balance sneakers. The attention to details—with the addition of a baseball hat, exposed tube socks, and sweater draped at the shoulders—elevates this workout outfit.
Distressed leather jackets are proving to be one of the key buys of 2022 and the styling possibilities are endless. While we've been seeing them paired with micro miniskirts as spotted on the Prada runways, for fall add a pair of cargo pants and gorpcore sneakers.
When in doubt, just add a pair of white socks as styled here with the New Balance x Miu Miu sneakers that debuted in the S/S 22 collections.