June 14, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 3
New Balance seems more fit than any other sneaker imprint to lay claims to some classic American themes, given that they’re the only brand out here still producing footwear stateside. This year they’re doing so via the “American Rebel” Collection, a group that outfits some of their most prized Made in USA silhouettes with palettes inspired by classic car culture, leather jackets, motorcycles, and the like. Included in the group are the New Balance 1300, the New Balance 998, and the New Balance 996, with suede and mesh being the name of the game material-wise. Get a preview of the pairs included right after the jump and stay tuned to Sneaker News for a more in-depth look soon.