Making history as the premier running shoes in the New Balance range, the 1000 series have been built on technology and innovation gained from over 100 years in the performance shoes business. As the technology improved, so did the numbering of the series. Over the last few years the 1700 model has crossed over from the hardcore runners to lifestyle audience and the new colorway reflects that transition. Vivid Burst Orange version is unlike the conventional runners but it still retains the performance and support such as the ABZORB, C-CAP and ENCAP cushioning system in the soles. White leather NB brand patch on the tongue is another departure from the original and it is balanced by the white midsoles and embroidery on the uppers. mita sneakers in Tokyo are taking pre-orders right now and the launch is scheduled for Friday, August 12th.