From humble beginnings in 1906, 33 year-old Boston waiter William J. Riley first desired to build arch supports that relieved the pain suffered by people like police officers and waiters, who spent all day working on their feet. Nineteen years later Riley designed his first running shoe for the Boston Brown Bag Harriers running club. With the introduction of the Trackster in 1960, New Balance began featuring the first running shoe available in multiple widths; soon to become the manufactures hallmark standard.
Focused on function over fashion and embracing a philosophy of ’Learn and Refine’, NB is face to face with world-class athletes, every-day athletes and non-athletes alike. Maintaining five manufacturing facilities in the United States to continue their 100 years of high standards, New Balance remains committed to a core set of values that include integrity, teamwork and total customer satisfaction.