New Balance is one of the newer entries into the men’s underwear market.  They are best known for their footwear and not their underwear; however I think this may change.  The entire underwear line is very sports focused which is broken into performance, lifestyles and essentials.  I am seeing underwear for sports and active guys really take off.  This doesn’t just include a jock, but boxer briefs, briefs and shirts as well.

The pair I reviewed is in the performance line—the Sports Brief 9. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not a brief but, a longer boxer brief.  As many of you know I’m not a fan of boxer briefs, especially longer ones.  This pair, however, is the exception to my rule.  I did enjoy the pair except for one thing—they were very warm! They were warm, not because of the material, but because I wore them to an event that was hot from the moment I got there till I left. Had I known that, I wouldn’t have worn them that day. These would be perfect for a cooler day.  Summer, on the other hand, would not be the ideal day to wear them all day.

The pair itself fit quite well. I was very happy they kept their shape and that the legs didn’t ride up. They are made from 83% polyester and 17% elastine which makes them super stretchy.  The length is longer than most.  The pair has a 9 inch inseam while most traditional boxer briefs are around 4-6 inches. The colors available are red, blue grey black and white. I got the red pair which I think was a great color. They are really great underwear for running, being active or working out and give you extra support in the legs when you need it.

What I liked:

  • Support they give through out the day
  • Colors are not limited to black and white
  • They held their place all day
  • Very reasonable price

What I didn’t like:

  • They were extremely warm
  • Wish they had a cooler waistband (I love great waist bands) it’s pretty plain
Daily Wear:

These were furnished by New Balance for review. They are available at the New Balance store for $19.99


Tim is the founder and editor of Underwear News Briefs. He has been an avid underwear fan since the age of 14! He founded UNB in 2008 and has continued to broaden his underwear love over the years

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