New Balance continues to reach out to other brands known for their premium goods, extending some serious momentum accumulated over the past year-plus. The latest proof of NB’s strength as a team player comes from an Italian menswear label whose upscale rugged character is right at home on the most angular of the 1980s New Bal runners. The Stone Island x New Balance 577s utilize SI’s famed Raso Gommato rubberized cotton material alongside orange suede and white leather for two crisp and eye-catching designs. These are available now at the four Stone Island flagships along with select additional retailers, and you can see both pairs in detail below.
"NEW BALANCE and STONE ISLAND PRESENT SI_577Two brands, both research focused and geared to achieve excellence in their field, join to give birth to a limited edition, exclusive for the Italian market, on sale from January."
"SI_577, is on sale, exclusively for Italy, in the STONE ISLAND flagship stores (in Milan, Rome, Florence, Verona and Riccione), and in the best point of sales of STONE ISLAND and NEW BALANCE."