1978 New Balance

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The 1978 features the best of all the classic Made in USA design elements, including modern styling. This men's sneaker is perfect to wear just about anytime with a premium suede upper that transcends seasons. Plus, the Vibram® outsole is durable and offers great traction on a variety of surfaces.

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The men’s 1978 is crafted with a premium pig suede leather upper and exceptional shock absorption in a classic silhouette.
  • Manufactured in the US for over 75 years and representing a limited portion of our US sales. New Balance Made is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater.
  • Pig suede upper
  • Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction. Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A. All rights reserved.
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customer reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Large
70% of customers say it fits large
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August 30, 2017
Overall Fit True to Size
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August 30, 2017
Overall Fit True to Size
I agree with others, offer the better designs in more widths. It's kind of ridiculous.
June 25, 2017
Perfect fit, look, long laces
June 25, 2017
The shoe fits perfectly, looks great, and has about ten feet of shoe lace. It's perfect for looking really fly and then getting your foot caught in a moving walkway or escalator.
June 25, 2017
awesome style, long laces, questionable comfort
June 25, 2017
i concur with the latest review...the laces are long! i wasn't sure if i was supposed to loop them through the leather lace up until i saw recent press photos of the new 1978's doing just that. either way it the laces seem to rub on the rubber pretty hard when lacing the shoes in that way causing easy wear/tear, but, short of getting different laces, it's a must. the ones supplied are very long and will get caught on almost anything. they drop down to the read more
Fort Worth, Texas
June 23, 2017
Love em
CfredricksFort Worth, Texas
June 23, 2017
Great shoes. Really comfortable and were the perfect fit
New york
June 23, 2017
No W
NarnNew york
June 23, 2017
No wide, cant be good..a lotnof pple has wide feet, why cant any of the better designed shoes come in wide? If it doesnt look as good in wide, then make a pair that does.if u can't then you failed.
June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017
These shoes are so fresh and comfortable. a bit pricey but you get what you pay for.
The sweeper
North Carolina
June 19, 2017
No Narrow Either
The sweeperNorth Carolina
June 19, 2017
I feel the same as the No W writer commented. All the cool colors and styles all are made in Medium!! Many people have narrow feet and can't find the newer styles in narrow.
June 16, 2017
Beautiful Craftsmanship
June 16, 2017
This shoe is absolutely a sneakerhead must have. The leather is so soft and worn perfectly. The Vibram sole adds all-day comfort and durability. These shoes will last a long time with proper care. The 1978 is a true illustration of the American footwear craftsmanship that New Balance has maintained for over 100 years.
Matthew D
Queens New York
June 16, 2017
Matthew DQueens New York
June 16, 2017
Very comfortable and nice looking like my sneak fitting snug this does the job wish the sole came in a different color that white.
Columbia, MO
June 16, 2017
BabsColumbia, MO
June 16, 2017
Always a fan of the 990. Great spin on and awesome classic.
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