This Line of New Balance Footwear Pays Tribute to British Pub Culture

By: Ady Floyd - Aug 14, 2015
References: highsnobiety & freshnessmag
This line of New Balance footwear is inspired by Britain's pub culture. The line consists of three unique sneakers that each embody a different variety of beer.

The New Balance footwear collection is appropriately titled 'Real Ale.' Each sneaker is made of a pigskin upper that is dyed a particular color to represent an iconic British beer. The first sneaker in the collection is colored mustard yellow to represent the Chicken Foot IPA . There is also a burgundy sneaker to represent the Cumbrian Red Ale. The final sneaker is colored black to represent the Ye Old Flimby Prime Ale.

In addition to the colors, each shoe is adorned with a large tag stitched into the tongue that reads "Real Ale Pale." Below the text is Britain's Union flag, which solidifies the collection's inspiration.