New Balance Honors a Flimby-Based Factory With Summer Nine Pack

 - May 23, 2019
References: newbalance & hypebeast
New Balance introduced its latest Summer Nine pack dropped to honor the fine craft that is curated by its Flimby-based factory. It starts off the celebratory series with a selection of Made In UK launches. This features some inaugural footwear models that blend together hybrid designs, perfectly fusing both traditional and contemporary design. The pack features a 1500.9 sneaker, a 991.9, and the New Balance 770.9.

All of the sneakers boast an upper that references its name directly. For example, the 1500.9 has a 1500 upper sitting atop a 990v3 sole unit as the foundation. This blends together recognizable silhouettes for natural results. The hybrid structures are constructed from a blend of pigskin suede paneling at the uppers with a color palette of blue against gray, black against gray, or pink as well.