Grey Days

New Balance announces its multi-week celebration of Grey in May spotlighting the new and classic expressions of the brand’s enduring legacy in its signature color. In service of building a superior running shoe in the 1980s, New Balance introduced the color Grey intentionally, a choice made with the same level of consideration as any performance feature.

In keeping with the fearlessly independent New Balance ethos, the color Grey stood out amongst its competitors, while proving to be a perfect complement to the concrete and asphalt backdrop of urban road running. Before long, people noticed that Grey running shoes looked good anywhere. While the models have evolved over the years with everchanging technology and materials, Grey continues to embody New Balance’s timeless quality and style, in every form.

In tribute to Grey, on May 10, the brand will release a short film titled “Grey Days” paying homage to the New Balance’s pervasive impact on the many facets of Global sneaker culture from sport to street, and everything in between. There will be seven vignettes leading to one seven-minute film, each vignette will portray a different aspect of the brand’s history. The film, from new imprint American Haiku, was written in collaboration between creative directors Thom Glover & Daniel Wolfe, alongside Elliott Power, director of photography Norm Li, with perfectly realized 1960s retro animation from Stray London and still photography by Samuel Bradley.


“This film celebrates not only what Grey means to us as a brand, but also what it means to New Balance consumers. It recognizes sub-cultural New Balance fans who have stood by our brand and the emblem of Grey for generations,” said Chris Davis, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Merchandising at New Balance. “It also recognizes the ubiquity of the color Grey, appealing to people everywhere from supermodels in London, to dads in Ohio, to sneaker connoisseurs in Toyko. Grey is a color for all that represents authenticity, versatility, and timelessness, carrying our heritage into the future.”


• May 1 - The Grey Shop launches in New Balance stores and on and will include new and existing Grey styles from our lifestyle, performance, and kids range, and a selection of timeless Grey apparel.

• May 10 - The 327, 574, 550, and 530 will launch on

• May 17 - The ‘Grey Days’ WRPD Runner and 1906R launch. These special-edition designs feature material mixes and distressed details inspired by the timelessness of stone.

• May 20 - The Fresh Foam X 1080 ‘Grey’ launches. Suede detailing and a classic, tonal grey colorway provide a heritage-inspired take on our pinnacle running shoe.

U574 & 574 Kids








The Grey Days collections will be available in stores and on from 10th May.



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