If you’re a fan of the brand, you must’ve seen these in store the past couple of weeks. Initially reported not available for local consumption, New Balance released the black 574 from the Backpack Pack. This is why I believe New Balance is tops in terms of the use of material and concept as opposed to its sneaker brethren. The use of nylon (similar to school backpacks) coupled with suede accents definitely complete the look.
Some pairs are still available at New Balance Concept Stores around town. Pick them up now.