Boxing is all about speed, timing, and power, qualities that these Burn Rubber x New Balance 577’s have in spades thanks to their namesake. Inspired by Detroit’s most legendary boxer, Joe Louis, this special edition 577 has a leather upper in navy blue and brown, paired with a white midsole and fitted with a gum outsole. Almost as interesting as the kicks themselves is the violin-inspired case that they arrive in, which helps to tell the story of Louis’ rise. When Joe was little, his mom encouraged her son to become a violinist, sacrificing the little that they made to help Joe break-out from his peers. After being introduced to boxing from a friend, Louis began carrying his gloves in the violin case to prevent his mom from finding out about his new love and the rest is history. The Burn Rubber x New Balance 577 “Joe Louis” drops this Saturday, November 16 at 12 am Eastern Standard Time at Burn Rubber. See more looks at this special set of Detroit born-and-bred kicks after the jump. For more Detroit love from these brands, also check out these “The Miggy” 574’s.
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Release Date: November 16, 2013 (Saturday) | 12 am EST