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“The 247 is a lightweight, dynamic trainer the boasts some serious comfort thanks to the Revlite outsole”

The last few months has seen New Balance drop some new and daring silhouettes such as the 1550 and the 009 which set the tone for what the brand had in store for masses

It was at the start of 2017 that the brand unveiled their latest striking silhouette the 247. This lightweight dynamic debut was served up with a blend of plush premium materials and some serious tech on the Revlite outsole. Needless to say, it immediately cemented itself as a credible lifestyle runner.

Now bearing in mind that it’s only February NB has already dropped the second instalment of the 247 in the form of the ‘Sport Pack’. This trio of models dropped in orange, black, triple black and olive and are crafted in to give a more sport’s orientated look. This was achieved by compleating the entire upper in an engineered mesh and a neoprene bootie. The 3M “N” logos and collar straps add that extra pop to overall finish.

Looking at the 247 I feel that there are classic elements from NB’s other heritage models present that come together in a more seamless fashion than say the 009 (which was a model that I rocked endlessly last year). The style and fit are both on point, the sock liner hugs the foot while not feeling too restrictive while the Revlite outsole is comfortable and responsive.

One thing I’d advise is that you might want to go down half a size if you want a snug fit, the way to toe box feels if you went for a half a size or a full size up you might be entering a Sockdart kind of fit.

These are available for the pocket-friendly price of 70, however at the time of writing this pairs are nearly snapped up on all websites so don’t sleep on these as they won’t be around for very long!

 


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