New Balance ‘Made in Flimby’ 35th Anniversary Pack


 In celebrating 35 years of quality manufacturing at the brands Flimby factory, New Balance have unveiled 4 new colour-ways of their popular 1500, 991, 770, and Epic-TR silhouettes. 

 The 4-styles were chosen to receive a premium material rework - applying nubuck, mesh and leather in a mix of blues, white and greys as a nod to one of the brands classic colour treatments. Each pair has been carefully hand-crafted at the Flimby factory and features subtle detailing including embroidered branding, tonal lacing, contrasting white sole units and a special '35th anniversary' label stitched in to the tongue. 

 The New Balance 'Made in Flimby' 35th Anniversary Pack is available now, in limited quantities, at select retailers including End. and Hanon.




New Balance and Stance present ‘First Of All’


 San Clemente and Boston unite, as Stance socks and New Balance present the first instalment of an ongoing collaborative series for 2017, dubbed ‘First of All’. 

 Comprised of two unique reworks of New Balance's 997 and 1978 silhouettes, the limited edition release sees Boston-based artist Matthew Zaremba and Southern California-based artist Mark Oblow add their artwork to the visuals to tell the story of the collaboration.

The Boston inspired 997 takes cues from the cities famed brownstone architecture with a copper rose and tan upper, detailed with a debossed 'cobblestone' pattern on the leather accents on the heel, and finished with a subtle reflective teal underlay to represent the patina copper often found on the buildings. The 997 have been paired with a Stance 144 Needle crew sock, constructed from a premium cotton and presented in a complimenting colour palette. 

 The 1978 arrives in a slate blue and tan pig suede on the upper, broken up with a stark white Vibram sole unit, to act as a nod to the famed beaches and surf breaks of San Clemente. Accompanying the shoe is another pair of the Stance 144 Needle crew sock, with added athletic stripes to align with the shoe rework. 

 Both pairs are Made in the USA styles and feature map graphics of their respective coasts on the sole inserts, as well as the coordinates of each area, which can be found in the welt cuff of the socks.

 You can pick up both the 1978 and the 997 at selected retailers including END., Hanon and Footpatrol now. 



Norse Projects x New Balance “Lucem Hafnia” Capsule


 Inspired by the architecture of the University of Copenhagen, Norse Projects and New Balance have come together once again to present a new Made In England capsule release. Following on from the pairs Danish Weather 2.0 pack released back in December of 2016, they have followed up with the "Lucem Hafnia" capsule - taking the 'Lucem' from the name of the Uni's main building and 'Hafnia', a Latin name for Copenhagen. 

 The classic New Balance 770 silhouette is the subject of the release. The classic mid-80s runner has been updated with smooth nubuck and full grain leather mix on the upper, detailed with embossed New Balance branding on the heel and c0-branding on the insole. Two colour ways have been offered up, the first a clean Rainy Olive option with silver & grey pops on the sole and heel, and the other a classic Brown and Navy mix accented with grey and sky blue - all of which draws from the colours found in the library at the University. 

 You'll be able to pick up the Norse Projects x New Balance "Lucem Hafnia" Capsule from Friday the 28th of April online at or if you're lucky enough to be in Copenhagen, they'll be available at the brands physical location too. 




New Balance Numeric present the Arto 358


New Balance Numeric have unveiled the latest pro shoe from Finish skate legend Arto Saari, the Arto 358.

Available in three colour ways of white, rust and black, the new low profile model from Saari sees several considered updates applied for a more enjoyable ride. The upper has been constructed from a hardwearing suede, which meets with tonal fused rubber toe cap for improved flip and added abrasion resistance. The vulcanized sole unit gives optimal board feel and grip, while the closed cell polyurethane inserts offer additional cushioning and protection upon impact. Each colour way features tonal 'N' branding on the side panels and tonal lacing for a clean finish

You can pick up the New Balance Numeric Arto 358 over at Flatspot. now



Footpatrol x New Balance M1500FPK ‘Encyclopaedia’


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.