New Balance and PEANUTS co-branded footwear

I think pretty much everyone knows about New Balance shoes. The company started in the 70’s, and are now a leading athletic products company, spanning the world. The shoes by this brand are probably the most well known. They offer sizing for all members of the family, even the wee ones.

Released to the public in the October of 2009, was the collaboration between New Balance shoes and PEANUTS {the characters from Charles M. Schultz’s comics}. This partnership comes just in time for the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of PEANUTS in 2010. Well, “Good Grief!”

The New Balance 574 heritage running shoe are the ones to get the PEANUTS makeover. The shoe itself has been designed with the same standards as those catering to athletes – C-CAP® core through the midsole and heel {which means that this style provides maximum support and cushioning}, Suede/Synthetic/Mesh Upper to provides durability and breathability for the shoe. Plus, it has a Solid Rubber Outsole making it long-wearing and durable.
The New Balance 574’s are available for men,
women and children.

The co-branded partnership comes in 3 latest styles of shoes for boys and girls, for the fall and winter season. And, the sizes span all ages, from infancy through grade school. The themes to the shoes are:
~ It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
~ A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
~ A Charlie Brown Christmas.

All of them being my holiday favorites!

My 3 daughters each got a pair of PEANUTS character New Balance shoes. I chose for my oldest and one of the Twins have the Girls Fall shoe, which features a pink and brown design, complete with Snoopy and Woodstock
playing in the leaves.
For the other youngest, I chose the Winter design, which is grey and blue in coloring. I find the Winter shoe to suit both a boy or a girl. The colorful design is Charlie Brown and Snoopy decorating
that beautiful tree.
It also has white snowflakes throughout.
All styles of shoes are traditional lace-up and I like the lining on the tongue which adds to the softness and comfort. And, the sole of the shoe is lined with a comic strip of Lucy teaching Rerun how to tie his shoes, how clever and unique! I do love my girls in these shoes, just because I know they are of excellent quality {and are so very cute too}. Since kids are probably just as active as the athletes that favor this brand, they need the same support and cushioning.

We all know kids and shoes! If it doesn’t have a cute and trendy design – they won’t wear them, right? So that’s where the PEANUTS flare comes in. It makes this shoe both kid-approved and parent approved {for New Balance quality}. Available in store and online, the Suggested retail prices of these shoes are: $38.00 for infant sizing, $48.00 for pre-school,
and $60.00 grade school {US $}.


** Disclosure: Product was provided for review purposes, opinions are my own


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