There seems to be something in the water. Stacked soles have run amuck from the Air Jordan 1 “Elevate” to the Vans “Stackform” and the Converse Chuck Taylor “Lift.” Brand after brand is delivering women-centric platform models, engaging both newbies in the sneaker space and collectors looking to add a lifestyle silhouette to their rotations.
New Balance is the latest to join in on the trend with the 574+, a classic silhouette updated with a 37mm (1.5 inch) sole. The women’s exclusive is currently available in black, white and gray colorways, carrying a retail price of $90 USD.
As much as we love a platform moment here and there, we’d love to see brands bring this same amount of energy to universal sizing and access for women. Take a closer look at all three colorways in the gallery above and stay tuned for information on additional variations.