THE WORTHY 740

A CLASSIC
COMES BACK

“Big Game James” Worthy went to work in the 740 during the eighties. As a No. 1 overall draft pick with serious game, he signed with New Balance in 1985, marking the first time NB made a signature shoe for an athlete. The 740 was his good luck charm—he won three world championships in the classic high-tops.

Now, the Worthy 740 is back, and it's fresher than ever. Check back for more classic colorways.

“When you’re getting drafted, and you start to lay out your journey, you had all these choices. I wanted to be with a unique shoe.”

3x world Champion

1985 | 1987 | 1988

“When you’re getting drafted, and you start to lay out your journey, you had all these choices. I wanted to be with a unique shoe.”

“To be in Los Angeles for a country boy from Tobacco Road, NC—that was a trip.”

“To be in Los Angeles for a country boy from Tobacco Road, NC—that was a trip.”

No. 1 pick in the draft

1982

“It’s iconic, the way this shoe has evolved. That’s the beauty of it.”

College Player of the Year

1982

College Player of the Year

1982

“WHEN I PUT THIS SHOE ON, I FELT LIKE IT WAS TIME TO GO TO WORK.”

“WHEN I PUT THIS SHOE ON, I FELT LIKE IT WAS TIME TO GO TO WORK.”

Finals MVP

1988

High School All-American

1979

Worthy 740

Black & White:
SOLD OUT

Simple, understated and original—just like Big Game James.

The Worthy Express is just getting started.

Check back for more classic colorways

Get on the #WorthyExpress

Whether you’re at the store, on the court, or in the street, share shots of your Worthy 740s. Post photos and tweets, and get on the #WorthyExpress. It’s the smoothest ride in town.

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