The New Balance H710 'Ivy League' Shoes are Hardcore Kicks

By: Peter Vallas - Published: Mar 16, 2011 • References: newbalance and hypebeast
A revamped version of the famous New Balance H710 sneakers are hitting stores globally. These classic sneakers have received a serious makeover courtesy of mountaineer Lou Whittaker of Rainier Mountaineering Guide Service.

Lou Whittaker has an immense history with the famous US shoe brand. When Lou Whittaker first started his serious hiking hobby, his feet would often hurt because of the footwear he would wear. He then switched to a pair of lightweight New Balance runners which made it extremely easier for him to hike without any aches and pains. In 1982, he took a pair of heavy-duty New Balance H710s up Mount Everest with him on a successful climb.

The New Balance H710 'Ivy League' not only includes rigid soles for mountain climbing, but beautiful styling that commemorates iconic school such as Harvard, Brown, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn and Princeton.