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January 11, 2023

New Balance 327 Sneakers Review

With the arrival of the new year comes a new color obsession. While I've harbored a lifelong adoration of bright colors and pretty floral prints, this winter's grey days have inspired a newfound appreciation for all things neutral. I'm thoroughly inspired by all of the camel, chestnut, beige, heather grey, and ivory tones that fill my social media feed. I can't get enough of the #beigeaesthetic.

After seeing an abundance of New Balance 327 sneakers on both cool girls around town and Instagram street style stars, I got a pair in the Timberwolf/Aluminum colorway. This is actually my second pair, and my obsession with this retro sporty sneaker continues to grow. They retail for $100, and I must confess that I'm considering buying a third pair.

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he popular New Balance 327 sneaker is such a simple silhouette, albeit elevated with retro textural details, a bold logo, and a lightweight upper. It makes a strong style statement while looking effortless and chic. For winter, I'll be pairing them with activewear looks, marled socks, and sherpa everything. When spring arrives, I'll wear them with cropped denim, handmade day dresses, leggings, and slouchy cargo pants.

The mix of neutrals in the Timberwolf/Aluminum colorway is exactly what I wanted for all of my neutral looks. The only thing I don't love is that the N logo is a flat overlay instead of a stitched pattern piece, giving a somewhat more low-end look. 

new balance 327 timberwolf aluminum

In my experience, the New Balance 327 runs true to size. Mine fit well both barefoot and with thick socks. The insole is removable, which is a nice feature. They're comfortable right out of the box with no breaking-in period. The arch support and cushioning are light, making them perfect for low impact activities. I love that they did not give me blisters when I wore them without socks. 

While I wouldn't wear them for my HIIT and bodybuilding workouts (I'm loyal to Hoka sneakers for that), the New Balance 327 is ideal for walking and hiking. They also serve as the perfect on-the-go sneakers for casual daytime looks. I confess that I love mine too much to get them dusty or muddy on hikes, so I'll confine mine to paved surfaces. 

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