London’s premier footwear destination Footpatrol link up with New Balance on a sophisticated rework of the brands ‘Made In England’ M1500 silhouette, drawing inspiration from one of the most informative and important reference sources of our time – the Encyclopædia Britannica.
Originally released back in 1993, the M1500 silhouette is considered New Balance’s most accomplished running shoe to date. It’s form fitting design and Encap comfort technology in the midsole has seen the classic runner become a favourite with footwear fanatics across the globe. Footpatrol have done a solid job on reworking the silhouette, which is crafted entirely at the brands Flimby factory, by applying premium fabrications and colour treatments for a clean finish.
The shoes upper utilises black suede on the mudguard, wrapping around the toe box and ankle collar. Smooth tonal leather graces the side panels, toe box and tongue, while embroidered hits of gold feature on the tongue, lateral heel section and iconic ‘N’ branding. Further gold detailing can be found on the reflective piping around the ankle collar, while vibrant red detailing is used on the heel branding and a blacked out ‘N’ logo sits on the medial side of the shoe. An intentionally off white midsole and gum outsole gives off an aged effect inspired by the worn pages of the publication. The shoes inner sole takes elements from the content of the encyclopedia with an anatomical illustration of the foot printed on to it.
The Footpatrol x New Balance M1500FPK ‘Encyclopaedia’ is set to release in-store & online this Saturday the 24th January at Footpatrol. Sizes will range from a UK6.5 to UK11 and will cost you £145.