New Balance is back in town for winter and the colour palette is suitably wintery. Starting things off with a new colourway of the powerhouse 990 from 1983, this is the first version of the shoe that we’ve had which moves away from the OG colour blocking. Featuring the same dark grey upper as the original it supliments white accents for hits of black and fire red. The heel even cops a whack of reflectivity for good measure. As always these are constructed in the U.S of A and reflect the premium materials and finish that everyone has come to love from the American made products.
This season sees the return of the NB 530, an early 90s runner that has lived on in the memories of devoted New Balance nerds. Featuring a wicked sectioned ENCAP sole unit and a killer original colourway of purple on white the 530 is reminding a whole new bunch of people how strong New Balance’s early 90s running selection was. Backed up with some heel branding, a swathe of breathable mesh and the biggest NB logo we reckon we’ve ever seen on a tongue these are absolute bangers for the warmer weather that’s on the way. Don’t sleep!
Keeping on the early 90s running tip the 850 is back again as well, many of you probably remember it when there were a bunch of colourways a few years back (as well as Sneaker Freaker’s Skippy version) and this black/red/teal joint is bangin’. The speckled Oreo midsole really sets the whole thing off elevating them into the stratosphere!
The 1600 has garnered quite a following in the last few years amongst our regulars and given the technical prowess of this shoe when it originals dropped it’s understandable why. Moving on the from the 1500 things got significantly more performance focused with the 1600, featuring a chunk of the new (at the time) ABZORB foam seen on the 998 which adds a shed-load more cushion compared to the previous ENCAP and that paneling and chunked up silhouette injected some much needed beef to NB’s range.
This Elite Edition is part of the “Detective Pack” which we’re not sure what that means but judging by the use of beige, brown and olive we’d hazard a guess at them being inspired by the general garb of the typical Detective/Private Eye in classic movies. Regardless of the inspiration these are a surefire winner.
For the ladies we’ve also received a nice basic 574, done up in the ever-great grey/turquoise colourway you can’t really go wrong. The use of a few white and light grey hits really makes them pop though.
These along with all the NB’s we’ve featured are available both in-store and online right now.