Harking back to the 1980’s era of football, when boots were a lot simpler than the complex versions we’re used to seeing nowadays. Thick leather was the standard issue material, haircuts were questionable, and the most technologically advanced elements you could find on a boot were the replaceable studs and a fold over tongue to save the ball from bouncing off your laces. With New Balance cementing their place in modern day football with the development of their latest athletic ranges, they haven’t forgetten their heritage and pay tribute to this classic period with their latest Made in England Football Pack.
Consisting of the 1500, 574 and the new Epic TR, each shoe conforms to the same classic black & white staple colourway that was commonplace at the time. Premium leather is used across the entire upper, with the highlighted N featured on the sidewall in white. The entire pack has been handmade in the UK at the historic Flimby factory, where care and attention goes into the production of each pair. The stylings nod to NB’s posterboy of the era, a young Bryan Robson, who represented the brand from the mid 80’s through to the late 90’s while playing for Manchester United, Middlesborough and internationally for England.
The pack launches online and in selected size? stores on February 20th.