January 20, 2010 BY John Kim
New Balance is best known not only for their line-up of casual running/walking shoes but also for their manufacturing presence in the US and across the pond in the United Kingdom. What New Balance is not readily recognized for is their basketball sneakers; you won’t see many NBA players wear them these days. If that’s the case, let’s take it back a few decades to the 80s, when the New Balance P790LK was a popular high-top basketball shoe. It returns today in a quintessential Lakers color-combo to give props to the NBA Champion Lakers. A white leather upper, perforations on the rear panel, and a sky-high tongue are other defining features. Like the adidas Phantom II NBA Collection, expect more team colourways of the New Balance P790LK soon, or buy your Lakers colourway from shelta.