That Was Then
Running shoes have come along way since the 1960s. That’s when New Balance released the Trackster, an elegant-looking model evoking the look and style of a traditional saddle shoe.
Cobbled together with a lightweight leather upper, a simple foam midsole and a rubber outsole, it was light, moderately flexible and fairly well cushioned compared to what was available at the time. It was also ahead of its time, especially given that the running boom didn’t really explode until the mid-1970s.
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