Complex’s 50 Things You Didn’t Know About New Balance
New Balance gained massive amounts of steam in 2012 thanks in no small part to a constant stream of collab releases. The flow of those has slowed just a bit, but the buzz around the classic American brand remains at a fever pitch. Helping to fill in some of the gaps in your New Balance knowledge is the latest Complex compilation, entitled “50 Things You Didn’t Know About New Balance”. The massive list touches on everything from celebrity endorsements to the nuances of their manufacturing process. Continue reading for a small sample and then hit up Complex for the full piece.
The brand’s “Made in USA” sneakers aren’t 100 percent made in the USA; only 70 percent of each sneaker is.
New Balance has introduced its own 3-D printing system and produced a pair of track spikes as its first project, staying true to its running heritage.
The MT580 was originally only a Japanese exclusive, but eventually found its way over to the U.S. to spread its chunky love.
Before he was elected for a second term, New Balance made a custom pair of 990s for President Barack Obama, which, of course, were Made in USA.
2009 saw New Balance move away from its “Endorsed by No One” philosophy.