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New Balance Debuts the New 247 Silhouette

Combining performance details with design notes from various heritage models
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New Balance adds to its lifestyle sneaker lineup with the new 247 model, combining the brand's trademark craftsmanship with performance-inspired details for a decidedly modern silhouette. Arriving in an inaugural "Luxe" pack, the shoe is built with premium full-grain leather with asymmetrical engineered perforations, combined with a stretch synthetic nubuck sock construction for an enhanced fit and a contemporary look. Additionally, there's inspiration from heritage models throughout, including an symmetrical toe vamp that calls back to the 1300; a collar strap design borrowed from the 574 and 576; and a sleeker, more lightweight version of the 998 midsole. Retailing for $119.95, the New Balance 247 Luxe hits and global retailers beginning January 7.

Release Date: 1/7/17 (Saturday)