With the praise that their models get from runners, it’s hard to imagine making any New Balance silhouette better than they already are but the pursuit of perfection isn’t about resting on laurels. The brand has taken the 1500 to even higher heights by re-engineering the model not once, but twice.

The New Balance MD1500DG and MD1500GS are streamlined versions of the revered runner and they’re focused on style as well as comfort. A suede upper gives way to a spacious toe box while a leather liner and tanned heel cap add even more panache. These fall right in line with the simplified runners that other brands have been churning out while still incorporating the classic feel New Balance is known for.

They are both available right now at Up There Store for $180 a pair. If you can only afford one, the good news is that this time there is no wrong decision.

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