I’ve always been amazed by the simplicity of the New Balance 574s and the sneaker’s ability to attract every demographic imaginable. When I think of the all gray version of the sneaker, I think of the older people I’ve seen wear it. For them, function plays a much larger role than form. Over the last few years, I’ve seen labels like JCrew partner with New Balance to create their own version of the sneaker. Found in several different colors, it’s almost as if the sneaker is its own canvas, ready for any artist to create his own painting. Few branded pieces of clothing have that status.