For you late adopters who have yet to jump on the New Balance bandwagon, this upcoming collaboration with Hanon — no. 8 for those of you keeping score at home — might prove to be an irresistible entryway to the storied brand. The always popular 1500 is the silhouette of choice, giving a nod to the Northern Sole collaboration from 2006 while paying tribute to the 30th anniversary of Flimby, the celebrated New Balance factory based out of Cumbria in the north of England. The shoe features a stellar combination of premium navy and grey suedes, along with pigskin suede saddle, leather heel and tip overlays, plus teal mesh apron and cobalt blue felted collar and tongue backer. A white embroidered “N” finishes the look. Circle your calendars — the Hanon x New Balance M1500CHF drops at Hanon on August 31st.
Release Date: August 31st, 2012 (Friday)