574 Sport, Keeping Adidas On their Toes, New Balance Fresh Foam 574s Bred Edition
574 Sport, Keeping Adidas On their Toes, New Balance Fresh Foam 574s Bred Edition


I review a lot of adidas shoes especially
their boost lineup and their alphabounce lineup. And rarely do I ever talk about other brands. Why this matters is because adidas has a large
momentum moving forward into the future for them. They’re consistently minimal, effective, and
fantastic products that I loved for the past 2 years of reviewing shoes. But there are many other shoe brands out there,
and they are not going to ignore the momentum that adidas is picking up or else they will
lose their side of the market. So those other brands must introduce new and
better shoes to compete with what adidas is offering. This type of competition is the only way to
keep adidas on their toes. And I’m not saying adidas isn’t doing a good
job right now. adidas is really throwing their momentum forward
into the future, and they are consistently innovating, consistently making new measures,
consistently raising the bar higher for all these new companies. But competition is the only way that is lighting
a fire under adidas. and that’s the only way they will continue
to try to grab even bigger margins in the market. Which is why today in this video, I’m going
to be checking out the New Balance 574 Sport. Because I like the adidas boost technology,
I like the alphabounce technology. But at the same time I want to open my eyes
to more variety. I want to know what I am missing out on these
other markets. I want to know are they offering. In order to see if everyone is on the same
playing field or even better than what adidas is offering right now. Not because I’m not satisfied with boost. But because it’s just better to know your
market, and better to know everything else around you. Ronnie Fieg and New Balance, just collaborated
again to create the Dover Street market version. I do not have the Dover Street market version,
mainly because I found the red, black and white colourway, even more in tune with what
I like. And the dover street market versions are really
dope. I really wished they also added the switch
and swap logos for the New Balance logos on the original ones. But of course it’s special features that are
only available on collaboration only products. I know that a lot of runners actually look
towards New Balance for their next stride forward. But to me New Balance runners has always been
too extra. They always have a little bit too much colour,
or a little bit too much going on. and for me I feel like it needed a kick of
minimalism. Which is exactly what adidas is doing. So realistically for me visual wise, I can
only see myself buying their lifestyle sneakers because their colours are a little more toned
down, a little more simple, and minimal. So this video is my impression of the 574
Sport. New Balance 574s sports nubuck leather as
a part of their main construction of the shoe. The toe box the eyelets as well as their heel
area. This is borrowing from the original 574 that
also sports nubuck leather. Light grey double stitching is what holds
all the pieces together. They used a stretchy neoprene type mesh around
the ankle collar, as well as a thicker mesh around the forefoot. They also have a foam insole similar to the
ortholite insole. Now, I’m not sure who did it first, but it
doesn’t really matter as it just adds more comfort in to the shoe. They have a rubber outsole and a special EVA
foam for the fresh foam midsole. The N logo and the heel area also has reflective
patches which I think is giving homage to the runner culture. They used the same original design for the
574 leather pieces. But from what I can judge from the pictures,
the 574s seems to have a narrower toe box compared to the original which is a little
bit well rounded. The design on the ankle collar is actually
a bootie type ankle collar. As opposed to the regular 574 which is a tongue. The colour block is very minimal and very
beautifully done. As this is most likely what made the New Balance
574 stand out. On the midsole, the tesselated triangular
patterned midsole is a part of what tells the consumer where the Fresh Foam technology
is located. They also incorporated the Encap and the Adzorb
crash pad to the heel area. These features are a part of New Balance’s
comfort technology, and I’ll go in depth further in the next section. Due to the nature of material’s used, comparing
to the adidas Ultraboost or Pureboost, these shoes do crease as you use them. Albeit only in the midsole area where the
Fresh Foam is. But that’s not to say that the boost doesn’t
crease, it does crease, but very minimally. The comfort right away is between an Ultraboost
and a Alphabounce. It’s soft where you need it most, yet it’s
supportive and responsive. Since this is a lifestyle sneaker, you can
tell this shoe is made for walking. There is a neutral to medium arch support
in the shoe. The toe box in the forefoot area, due to the
suede construction really locks down your foot, making it snug. So definitely go half size up for this shoe. Because the toe box area is snug, it is actually
lightly hugging the ankle collar. Making the support holding on to your foot,
evened out on the front and the back. Unlike the Ultraboost where it is mainly locked
down on the ankle area. Surprisingly the 574s is much lighter than
it looks. However the adidas Ultraboost is still very
light and it almost feels like it’s not on your feet. Which is great for runners, but then again
the 574s is not for running. The best comfort in this shoe is the correct
placement of squishiness and responsiveness. Something I’ve never experienced before is
front toe pads. I wore adidas because it gave me and abundance
amount of support in the heel area and naturally like most people I’m a heel striker. But with boost, I seldomly feel any squishiness
on the front ball of my feet, even though there is boost. But with the 574 I can definitely feel it
right away, it’s almost like it’s raised a little to be supporting the bottom of the
front ball of your feet as well. The heel comfort is fantastic, it’s squishy
yet it has stability. Now I’m familiar with New Balance’s technology,
the Encap, and the Crash pad are the 2 main features around the heel area. As well, of course, is the Fresh Foam. The Encap, the matte looking hard plastic
around the ankle area. The Encap is what makes the structure stay
the same, but also feel the squishiness right between your heel. Sometimes, you don’t have stability, and your
heel might be thrown off. But with the Encap it apparently locks it
down for you. And the Adzorb crash pad is the part where
it has a thicker EVA foam, which is supposed to help you with your heavy impact in your
heel strike. And of course there is Fresh Foam which also
gives you the squishiness while you’re walking and while having the rest of the support there. The Fresh Foam gives you a rebound back, It’s
responsive and it’s squishy. At the bottom of the shoe, near the heel side,
you can see there is column, and if you put your finger there and squish it, that is where
the real squishiness of what you’re feeling under the heel of your foot, while you’re
walking in the Fresh Foam. With boost your direction of cushioning is
360, with 574 Fresh Foam, it is up and down comfort. No side to side. When you squish the Fresh Foam Downwards,
it folds downwards into the geometric shapes of the midsole. Now for the people’s who has been watching
my videos, you guys know that I have 2 preferences in all my shoes. Number 1 is comfort, and number 2 is looks. and if those 2 things are completely fulfilled. I’ll definitely support having that design
or that company make that shoe. And for me, I think that this New Balance,
really really good. It’s not like an Ultraboost good, it’s not
like a Pureboost good, But in it’s own ways, it has it’s own good properties. This shoe does not disappoint, and it’s really
amazing what New Balance has done here. They took their own styles, and their own
flavours and made a really comfortable shoe that is good looking, like this is very minimal,
this is probably one of the most minimal shoes that I’ve seen for new Balance. It takes a really sleek slim line shape. and it really has good comfort not straying
away from their roots, such as their Encap technology, their Adzorb crash pad, and introducing
the new Fresh Foam. Well Fresh Foam is not necessarily new, they’ve
been doing it since, 2013 I think. I’m not too sure, you can look it up. But of course any new technology can be re-iterated,
and keep on making. But this is the first Fresh Foam that has
really caught my eye. This is why I’ve copped it to show you guys. Mind you, this is my first time seriously
trying New Balance, and I can tell you I am impressed. I’m really impressed with the technology,
I’m impressed with the look of it, and it is very comfortable. I definitely support New Balance for changing
their direction with their Fresh Foam models. This one, it seems like it has a bright future
ahead of it. It’s not too expensive, its about $192 Canadian
after taxes. So it’s still a very affordable and comfortable
sneaker to rock around. Anyways, I hoped you guys enjoyed this refreshing
look at a new brand. That I’ve never talked about on this channel,
as well as a new silhouette. This has been Billy Visuals, you guys just
got Visualized and I’ll see you guys in the next one. Peace.

80 thoughts on “574 Sport, Keeping Adidas On their Toes, New Balance Fresh Foam 574s Bred Edition”

  1. Jaymin Woodcock says:

    Have you tried the 247 sport?

  2. John Pagano says:

    do more new balance! My sibling works there and i only wear it. they have so much more to office than just the 574 sport! This is the first youtube video i have seen on your channel i you are great. Please more new balance!

  3. John Pagano says:

    review the new shoe they came out with Fresh Foam Lazr Hyposkin

  4. Naved Wis says:

    Cross country runners usually wear ASICS, Brooks, New Balance, and Saucony.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous says:

    "Comfort and looks"

    Those are kinda the only two aspects to shoes anyway.

  6. jahii says:

    I love this in depth review you did. I'd love to see more similar material spreading out into different markets other than just Adidas. Its a good way to get more people watching too!. I'd suggest doing some Asics or Reebok! 🙂

  7. BennyPaddyCake says:

    Billy us right about getting a size up for new balance. I bought my first NB in true size and damn, they were tight. Had to take out my insoles just to more comfort

  8. Victor Alvaro Bravo says:

    This nb 574s as hype af classic and cool af 😛

  9. Nicolas Lopez says:

    Where can you get the black and red colorway? Or is that the blue and red one? Because all I can find is the red and navy but yours look black and red.

  10. Deals Fields says:

    You have a really great review here and I'm going to buy this model. I'm surprised you do not have an Amazon link to buy these in the description. I look for it first before I bought. Again great review and I support New Balance because they support the American worker and this country's president

  11. Jaxon Claiborne says:

    Why the hell is the intro music a remix of the Stranger Things theme song? 😂

  12. K says:

    This video is so helpful! Thank you 😀

  13. Sh0gun says:

    Can anyone ID the joggers he's wearing in the on feet portions of the video? I really like how thick the cuff looks, joggers like that are so hard to find.

  14. schwiggity says:

    Stop saying squishy wtf kind of word is that

  15. Alejandro S Hernandez says:

    This foam is bogus. I removed the insole and its hard af. Asics and brooks are amazing. It's a different type of comfort. Asics and brooks are more stable and use gel in their midsole. Sure its not squishy but it keeps your feet upsright and doesnt allow them to roll inward or outward for joint protection.

  16. Alejandro S Hernandez says:

    One thing that ultraboost or any type of boost shoes dont have is stability or arch support.

  17. No Chill says:

    This comparison should be with Ignite foam

  18. dragorocky says:

    Them shits is fire Boy! And hella comfy. I mess w that

  19. عبد المالك says:

    i like it

  20. Got the SAUCE says:

    These r fire

  21. Cammaman says:

    So… would you really go a half size down or is this just a one off for Billy. Trying to order these on Ebay and not sure what size to go with.

  22. Clarence Bridges says:

    I wanna try these but I can't get past the trump white supremacists new balance thing

  23. Rob Whiff says:

    Thanks for this great take 🙂 , so do you think that the Alphabounce would be more comfortable then the 574 sport if I am on my feet for more the. 5 hours and do a lot of the a lot of walking ?

  24. snoozymoo says:

    Enjoy your videos, well structured and its really pleasant to watch

  25. Eugene Chan says:

    Hey Billy, love your passion and videos! Keep doing what you are doing! Can you please do a review of New Balance MRL247? I found some deals for $50 and can’t help but bought a few pairs. They are all super comfy as well.

  26. Robin vd Berg says:

    I own a pair of Adidas R2 nmd, and New Balance 247. While the Adidas def gives u that feel of being on a cloud, it's almost to mushy for me. Don't get me wrong, i really like the Pureboost tech, but for long walks I prefer the New Balance Fresh foam.

  27. Evan Balsam says:

    Can you do the fresh foam Cruz next?

  28. Jay The Producer says:

    Link to the bottom pieces of clothing ?

  29. Luke Chang says:

    fresh foam isn't soft. Once you pull out the insole, compare with pure boost, it doesn't bounce at all.

  30. Nasal Chain says:

    I have boost 3.0, I just feel that this shoe's comfort degrades fastly during a year even I didn't use it oftenly. But the other shoes that I have like skechers burst and this one, the comfort might not be as good as boost, but the comfortability is more stable during lifetime. I do like alphabounce more than the boost, it feels more premium in material than the boost. Just my opinion..

  31. Andrew Sidarta says:

    Have u reviewed alphabounce beyond?

  32. Andy Gherghina says:

    You deserve much more subscribers

  33. MotoPaisano says:

    Im from the DMV, we been rocking with the NB 574 and 580s since the late 80s

  34. dSnugs says:

    When you look at past performance runners every brand is guilty of having "to much" going on on their shoe. New Balance has always had a minimalistic lifestyle shoe in the 574, it's not a new thing. They just added a performance mid sole.

  35. Yung Chand says:

    what do you think is better based on looks,adidas continental 80s or reebok club c85?,im gonna buy a new daily ,and im a bit stuck…..

  36. casual hardcore says:

    bro ur boost is yellowing..

  37. Joshua slosser says:

    You should review the Reebok zoku runner. They are only $35 us on jimmyjazz.com. give it a try. Unless you already did and I just missed out on that vid

  38. Mr.Nice Guy says:

    Cant find that colorway for them sick NB

  39. k hill says:

    Great shoes!

  40. Yusri Husen says:

    I like minimalism and comfortable,that i found in Adidas…

  41. roi jayson sanchez says:

    These shoes are so comfortable. The freshfoam is so soft! And the best thing is I got it here in the Philippines for only 50$

  42. VINAY KUMAR VORAM says:

    Running shoes or not

  43. ghostPepper says:

    this nigga looks like he has bad breath

  44. macsushi says:

    Most important thing vs adidas boost and ultraboost : they’re not ugly

  45. 99 Sneakers says:

    These shoes are probably underrated!

  46. King Charles says:

    ILL!

  47. GOKUL Rog says:

    What about Skechers??

  48. Strand and Thread says:

    So I just bought a pair of these. I'm always a UK 10 (in the 247s too) but I find these tight around the toe box and hurt my feet. Anyone else had this problem? Is this just a matter of breaking them in?

  49. Sneaker Head IL says:

    The 574 sport is the most comfortable walking shoes

  50. emmanuel allison jr. tanzuaco says:

    I fell in love with New Balance when I saw and try this 574 sport. I bought 2 pairs of it. Really nice and comfortable to wear. Affordable and Highly recommended.

  51. Anthony Gato says:

    Damn son.. that jump at 4:03 Was sick! Doing ur own stunts now..

  52. Youtube Video Ranker says:

    Great work. For the keyword: 'new balance' you currently rank #3. You are almost there.

  53. VEGAN ZUMEBIES says:

    Best shoes I have bought had to buy 2 pairs

  54. بدر الغامدي - Bader alghamdi says:

    Adidas shoes are very narrow, tight and not good for wide feet.

  55. Yanglers says:

    I love the ultra boost, feels amazing on feet, killer look and super light, but the price is stupid expensive. Just bought 3 pairs of NB's including the 574 sports for $36 each, cant wait to try em on!

  56. Djaya Bergeron says:

    Fuck the new balances

  57. Jonathan Dismuke says:

    Please do 574 sport vs. New balance 247

  58. Artemio Delgadillo says:

    What the name of the shoe i cant find it

  59. C. A. says:

    Would these be supportive enough for tennis/basketball/running?

  60. C. A. says:

    I had to go a half size down. I'm 11 in Adidas and Nike, NB fits as a 10.5

  61. KuruKuruGorilla says:

    What make me love 574 is the wider toe box that lots of sporty shoes lack, especially Patrick and Onitsuka 🐅 or adidas of Freddie Mercury alike which are very good looking and very durable but extremely narrow toe box for my feet, therefore original 574 stays as my favourite.

  62. Jolin Adkinson says:

    New balance 888 the most comfortable

  63. juan M Rgz says:

    45%adidas
    50%nike
    95%new bales
    95%asics

  64. YAYA says:

    this NB is the comfiest shoes I've even own. EVER

  65. Sam Sam says:

    momentum….is there such a thing as rear momentum or momentum into the past

  66. Lucas Lim says:

    mind if i ask is it mid arch support sneaker ?

  67. RaVeR says:

    574 Sport v2 worth buying? Same level of comfort?

  68. Flashing Juke School says:

    Bro the new 574 sport are so much worse than these

  69. The kustom Knight says:

    Aaadeeddis lol

  70. Renato Digay Jr. says:

    Real video starts at 2:58.
    Whatever he said before that, he can just write it on the description box. He just dragged it up for almost 3 minutes. Dude didn't even say anything about the sizing of the shoe

  71. Valentina the savior Shevchenko says:

    I love Converse and vans but they hurt your feet so I'm getting tired of wearing shoes that hurt my feet so I recently picked up New Balance 009 in New Balance 515 no complaints really except I'm team Nike when talking about running shoes

  72. Big Oof says:

    Boost is very overhyped tbh, but to me, boost is king forever and is not dead yet

  73. Rar3sRo says:

    I just buy it today, they are very comfortable

  74. HAC says:

    NB has made the best lifestyle shoes

  75. Matheus Arany Arany says:

    Valor do tênis blakc brasil

  76. Denny Jacques says:

    Your a adidas boy! Open up your eyes!

  77. Francis Joves says:

    NewBalance got the hidden 3 stripes..

  78. Marco Mark Productions says:

    i just dont like the red

  79. Abner Llanos Flores says:

    Muy hermosas 😍 las new balance

  80. kal 786 says:

    New Balance shoes are top notch quality

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