June 21, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 2
New Balance has done a great job of expanding both the number of available classic models and their expressions, this latest set a reminder that not too terribly long ago, this silo was the king of NB golden era runners. And even with some ‘higher’ numbers starting to release with some regularity, the New Balance 1500 retains its perch atop the classics heap thanks to quality like these three pairs produced at the Flimby, UK factory in its 30th year of operation. The NB M1500GSW has ‘green suede’ right there in its suffix, which means the M1500VSW must be the violet pair’s ‘legal name’. And while we’re used to seeing this model excel in simple suede and mesh colorups, it’s the luxurious black leather M1500UC that steals the show thanks to its (at least for this particular model) novel construction. Check out all three pairs up close after the jump, and be on the lookout as they’re arriving worldwide at NB retailers like Up There and will be available in early July in time for the start of the ‘fall’ (Q3) season.
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