The NB 530 was released in 1992 and was intended as a performance running sneaker. The shoe was a favourite among many sneaker enthusiasts, due to its simple design. The materials used on the sneaker were suede, leather and mesh. What was unique about the design were the special technologies that were used. For example, the 530 featured the ENCAP midsole and the ABZORB heel cushioning. In addition, the thick rubber outsole provided extra stability and comfort.