An international effort has led to two New Balance 577 gems, the result of a collaborative effort involving Sweden, England and the United States.
New Balance are doing a sterling job at the moment, with numerous collaborations set to be released in the near future, and a few that have just reached the shelves, all of which have been constantly faultless. The newest is no doubt one of the nicest and brightest we’ve seen this year, this time involving one of the most popular NB silhouettes, in it’s prime since the late 80’s, the 577. The model is handcrafted in our native Flimby factory in the North, with the 577 being one of a handful of select models that are tailored there.
Sneakersnstuff, a sneaker boutique based in Stockholm but renowned worldwide take the calmer approach to the shoe, using varing shades of grey, ultimately providing us with a very clean and elegant take on the classic. This collaboration marks the store’s 5th team up with New Balance, having previously worked on the 1500 and 1700 models. New York’s Milkcrate Athletics are known as one of the most vibrant and interesting streetwear brands, working on their first collab with New Balance. Brightening things up, designer Aaron LaCrate puts his spin on the silhouette, dressing the 577 for the Summer. The upper harnesses green, pink, yell0w, purple, and blue – a combination that may be off-putting at first, but becomes all the more attractive after a few glances a couple of glances.
Both shoes utlise an array of premium materials, incorporating suede, nubuck and perforated leather. They rest on the iconic ENCAP sole, maintaining the heritage of this timeless runner, and each has their own branded hangtag. My favorite of the two has to be the Sneakersnstuff approach, keeping it clean and simple, however, Milkcrate’s effort is not far behind. If you want to grab a pair for yourself, both will be available later this month from Hanon.