T&C Tried & True: Meghan Markle's New Balance 327 Sneakers Are Equally Stylish and Functional


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A large part of my job is to cover the royal family—what they're doing, where they're going, and yes, what they're wearing. When Meghan Markle stepped out in New Balance 327 sneakers at the end of last year, I was immediately intrigued by the rare peek into her off-duty wardrobe. The 327s elevated her casual errand-running outfit, and as a longtime fan of the brand myself—I've worn the 574 style for years—I was quickly influenced to buy a pair. Now, I can confirm what I suspected when I saw Meghan step out in them: The New Balance 327s are the perfect mix of fashion and function.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newbalance.com%2Fpd%2F327%2FU327WV1-45748.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.townandcountrymag.com%2Fstyle%2Ffashion-trends%2Fa60926468%2Fnew-balance-327-sneakers-review%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a></p><p>327 Sneakers</p><p>newbalance.com</p><p>$109.99</p>

Designed by Charlotte Lee, the New Balance 327s first launched in 2020, inspired by runners in the 1970s. They were initially advertised as the "ultimate leisure shoe," and I am inclined to agree: The sneakers quickly became my go-to for all the leisure activities—from running errands to walking my dog. Basically most times I leave my apartment, I find myself throwing on my 327s. They're easy to slide on, and the subtle platform makes a casual outfit look instantly more stylish.

And, on the weekends when I'm meeting friends, the 327s perfectly complement sundresses or jeans. They're so versatile. Plus, the Duchess of Sussex isn't the only famous fan of the show: Katie Holmes has been spotted in a pair while out and about in New York City on multiple occasions, as have Jennifer Anniston, James Marsden, Naomi Watts, and Ana de Armas.

While Meghan has the sneakers in bone and gray, they come in several different color combinations (I have the "sea salt with moonrock" ones). Here, shop New Balance 327s in other colorways:0

327 Sneaker in Moonbeam/Shadow Grey

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BQCMF3FT?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10067.a.60926468%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a></p><p>327 Sneaker in Moonbeam/Shadow Grey</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$145.12</p>

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327 Sneaker in Moonbeam/Shadow Grey

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327 Sneaker in Sea Salt/Raincloud

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2F7430310&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.townandcountrymag.com%2Fstyle%2Ffashion-trends%2Fa60926468%2Fnew-balance-327-sneakers-review%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a></p><p>327 Sneaker in Sea Salt/Raincloud</p><p>nordstrom.com</p><p>$99.99</p>

327 Sneaker in Dark Vintage Rose with Angora

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newbalance.com%2Fpd%2F327%2FU327V1-45755.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.townandcountrymag.com%2Fstyle%2Ffashion-trends%2Fa60926468%2Fnew-balance-327-sneakers-review%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a></p><p>327 Sneaker in Dark Vintage Rose with Angora</p><p>newbalance.com</p><p>$99.99</p>

327 Sneaker in Black

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newbalance.com%2Fpd%2F327%2FWS327V1-40113.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.townandcountrymag.com%2Fstyle%2Ffashion-trends%2Fa60926468%2Fnew-balance-327-sneakers-review%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shop Now</a></p><p>327 Sneaker in Black</p><p>newbalance.com</p><p>$99.99</p>

327 Sneaker in Sea Salt

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327 Sneaker in Dark Arctic Grey/Olivine

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