A design which was inspired by NB's 575 and 576 models. The sneakers were made of durable suede, breathable mesh and large outsoles for walking in the wild. What was new on the 574 was the “Encap” units in the soles. These have a soft cushioning and are made with the “EVA” technology. The Encap is located under the heel and in the midsole and is therefore not visible from the outside. The outside of the soles have a plastic cover for stability.