New Balance Reconsidered FAQs

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact our customer support team or send an email to newbalance@archiveresale.co.

General

New Balance Reconsidered is a New Balance owned website where you can purchase New Balance products that have either been worn or are unsellable as brand new for cosmetic reasons. These products have all been inspected by trained technicians who will clean (if needed) to make them available for online purchase at a discount.

Buying from New Balance Reconsidered

Our products come from returns that have been inspected and cleaned (if needed). Products will be sold in Like New, Excellent or Very Good conditions: 

- Like New: Item is “like new” with no major issues. 

- Excellent: Item is in excellent condition and may have faint signs of wear. 

- Very Good: Item is in very good condition and may have minor signs of wear.

You’re purchasing a refurbished item directly from New Balance. Our Reconsidered team, powered by Archive, is here to answer any questions you have.

No. The New Balance Reconsidered program is not currently available to buyers anywhere outside of the continental US, Hawaii and Alaska. Unfortunately, we cannot ship to freight forwarders, P.O. boxes, AA, AE or AP addresses.

Once you have received your order, please look it over carefully and ensure it is as described. If you have any concerns, please contact our New Balance Reconsidered customer support team.

Please refer to the order confirmation email for your package tracking information. If you have any concerns, please contact our New Balance Reconsidered customer support team.

If your item arrives damaged or in a different condition to how it was described in the listing, you can request a refund. You can do this by visiting the returns page to explain the issue and send us a few photos. If the New Balance Reconsidered customer support team is able to verify that the item has been misrepresented, we will email you a shipping label to return it.

Yes, we have a 45-day return policy. Items marked as ‘final sale’ are not eligible for return. Please note the return shipping fee is $7.50 and will be deducted from your overall refund amount.

New Balance does not guarantee the existence or quality of the items advertised. However, your purchases are protected when you shop with New Balance Reconsidered. We will refund you if your item never ships or has been misrepresented.

You will not be able to resell your item directly on the New Balance Reconsidered site but you can always trade in your used New Balance footwear to our participating retail stores or mail it in to receive a trade-in voucher for accepted items . As part of our commitment to circularity, accepted items will be washed, and resold through New Balance Reconsidered or donated to Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization that turns shoes and clothing into opportunities for education and employment.

State and local sales tax will be charged on items based on your zip code.

We reserve the right to hold any order suspected of fraud. If you have any questions, please contact our New Balance Reconsidered customer support team.

Trading in with New Balance Reconsidered

We are only accepting men’s and women’s footwear at this time. We are not accepting any type of collaboration product. Item must be functional, clean, and still in wearable condition. We will not accept damaged product (rips, tears, holes), heavily stained or scuffed product, product that has significant treadwear or insole wear, product missing any component(s) (laces, insoles, etc.), or product with heavy creasing. Learn more about our trade-in guidelines.

If you mail in an item in a condition we do not accept, you will not receive any trade-in voucher. Please note we are not able to return items that are not accepted and will donate them on your behalf to Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization that turns shoes and clothing into opportunities for education and employment.

You can trade in your item at participating New Balance retail stores or by mailing it in. To trade in your item, you will first need to create a New Balance Reconsidered Account. Note: This is separate and unrelated to a New Balance Account. We are currently only accepting trade-ins at the following locations but we will expand the list as our program continues to grow:


Factory Store Kittery, ME

325 US-1

Kittery, ME 03904


Factory Store, Oxford, ME

19 Industrial Dr

Oxford, ME 04270


Global Flagship Boston Landing, MA

140 Guest St

Boston, MA 02135 


Factory Store Lawrence, MA

5 South Union St

Lawrence, MA 01843


Selma, TX

8211 Agora Pkwy, Suite 106

Selma, TX 78154


Troy, MI

821 E Big Beaver Rd

Troy, MI 48083 


Factory Store, Merrimack, NH

80 Premium Outlets Blvd Suite 301

Merrimack, NH 03054


Upper West Side, NY 

210 Columbus Avenue 

New York, NY 10023 

Once you have created a New Balance Reconsidered Account and confirmed your trade-in online, you will receive a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label via email. Pack your item(s) and attach the label to your package. Bring the package to the nearest UPS location or drop it in your mailbox. Alternatively, you can schedule a free UPS package pickup if available in your area.

If your item is accepted for trade-in, you will earn a trade-in voucher based on the original MSRP of the item. The trade in voucher amount varies and could be up to 25% of the original MSRP.

If your item is accepted but the original MSRP cannot be determined, you will earn a trade-in voucher in the amount of $5.

For trade-ins by mail, $7.50 will be deducted from your trade-in voucher to cover the cost of shipping, so we encourage you to get into a store for trade-in when possible!

We’ll send you an email with the details of your trade-in voucher and how to use it towards your next New Balance purchase online at newbalance.com.

Once your trade-in items are received and verified at the warehouse, you will receive an email with the trade-in voucher you’ve earned. Processing time is about 10 business days between the receipt of your items and the issuance of your trade-in voucher.

The trade-in voucher can currently be used online at newbalance.com. It cannot be used on newbalancereconsidered.com.

The trade-in voucher expires 90 days after it was issued. For example, if your voucher was issued on January 15th, it would expire April 14th. If you have any questions on the expiration date, please contact newbalance@archiveresale.com.

If your item is not accepted, you will not receive any trade-in voucher. Please note we are not able to return items that are not accepted and will donate them on your behalf to Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization that turns shoes and clothing into opportunities for education and employment.

Buying secondhand is a way to help extend the life of New Balance products and keep them in circulation longer.

View additional frequently asked questions here.