January 14, 2013 BY Aaron Hope / 3
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.
Photos: Stone Island
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@BadPopcodotuk Quoted from Stone Island's Facebook page:
"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."