New Balance are a worldwide renowned and American owned sports brand who specialise in footwear and athletic apparel. Based in Boston US, New Balance were first established in the early 1900's and developed a reputation as one of the world's best footwear manufacturers in the 1970s' and today they are a family of brands which include New Balance, Dunham, PF Flyers, Aravon, Brine and Warrior. The New Balance brands cater for several different sports including running, tennis, cricket, lacrosse, hockey and football. Warrior Football who supplied kits for Liverpool were re-branded to New Balance in 2014 for both club shirts and football boots.
New Balance first produced boots for football back in 1984 and the poster boy at the time for the brand's new football boots was Manchester United and England great Bryan Robson. Robson was a key figure for the brand as he helped to shape, test and refine their football boots under every possible playing condition. A result was a football boot which was comfortable and protective designed for players at the highest level. As the brand's title New Balance suggest the boots were very wide fitting suiting players of any foot shape and type.
The original New Balance boots featuring a traditional leather upper with cross-stitching on the upper similar to what you see on an old Copa Mundial or Tiempo Legend providing a super comfortable feel and fit. The boots featured the enlarged N symbol on the side of the boot as well as the New balance brand on the heel.