New Balance’s hiking shoes “Rainier”, which first appeared in 1982, are back in their original colors!

6 months ago

Introduced in 1982 as New Balance’s first lightweight hiking shoe, the Rainier, a model favored by outdoor enthusiasts of that era, is back with the same colors and details of that time.

The original model was developed by Lou Whittaker, an experienced mountaineer and co-founder of the guide service company Rainier Mountaineering. When he went hiking wearing New Balance tennis shoes instead of traditional heavy boots, they were actually very comfortable, so he suggested to New Balance, “Why don’t you add uneven processing to the soles?“ and thus the “Rainier” was born!

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This re-release of the classic “Rainier” uses a combination of full-grain leather and CORDURA® upper, a embossed Flying NB logo, and a rugged outsole made by “VIBRAM”, which has excellent grip, while the same details as the original model are reproduced.

This reprinted version of the original “Rainier” will be released on January 25 (Wednesday) at the New Balance official online store, some New Balance official brick and mortar stores, and other retailers, so if you like classic styles, don’t miss out!