New Balance does Old School? With perhaps a little better-late-than-never thinking, New Balance has put its own twist on the classic vulcanized shoe blueprint. While lagging many decades behind Converse’s Chuck Taylor All-Star and PF Flyers’ Center Hi, the New Balance V74 model features a modern running/lifestyle-focused upper atop a classically minimalist midsole/outsole combination. The V74 releases in February with two colorways – Black/Grey canvas and Navy/Silver canvas – and is followed in March with Grey/Black canvas and White/Silver canvas colorways. Retail starts at $30 for small sizes and tops out at $55 for Men’s sizes. Check out a recent Counter Kicks exclusive interview with Luis Navarro, Lifestyle Product Manager at New Balance, for more info on the Boston-based brand. Continue reading for more images of the New Balance V74.