There’s something to be said for copping a pair of kicks made right here in the USA. New Balance has long been supportive of domestically produced runners, with the 2011 collection ending up particularly strong. Kicking off 2012 in familiar fashion is the New Balance M1300NR, one of their higher end models done up here in a deep navy suede. Throw in some red accents for a bit of pop and a clean white Encap midsole and you’ve got quite a nice looking retro runner. After you pick up a pair from Packer, ponder this: is the Made in USA line currently holding the NB crown or does Flimby do it better? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Flimby, Hands. Down. I must admit, USA has been stepping up lately, by the stuff that's BEEN coming out of Filmby were way better in Fabrication, color ways and quality. I was hoping USA would take the same approach and they're getting there.
NB USA should use the 1300 and make it a USA staple like the 576 is to Filmby.