Barbershops have always played a central role in our communities; the intimacy of getting a close shave and a trim alongside your neighbors builds camaraderie and provides a space where men can talk freely about just about anything. Now http://newbalance.com” target=”_blank”>New Balance steps in to pay homage to these old-school cultural institutions with their new Elite Edition Barbershop Pack. The designs draw from the staple colors of red, white, and blue poles found spinning outside of vintage shops and their checkerboard floors. Including the New Balance 1600, 580, and the 999, each of the silhouettes feature the colorways in bold effect across the pig suede and mesh uppers, which are joined with checkerboard patterned insoles. Look for the New Balance Elite Edition Barbershop Pack to hit select shops beginning February 1st with a suggested retail price of $119.95 – 129.95.