ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
New Balance 1300 Made in Japan M1300JPJ
New Balance 1300 Made in Japan M1300JPJ
New Balance 1300 Made in Japan M1300JPJ

Mortgage Your Mortgage: New Balance 1300JP Made in Japan
Release: 17 July 2020

July is a massive month for New Balance. The Made In Japan version of the famed 1300JP will be releasing in extremely low numbers, and at exorbitantly high prices. And, there will be a few hurdles to jump over to try and cop.

For those based in Japan, an online raffle is currently open for an opportunity to purchase the shoes in person at NB Japan’s latest T-HOUSE concept building. That raffle closes on July 8, but there is an excruciating wait until July 15 for the results to be announced.

For the rest of the world, based on Google Translate, there will be an online release via NB Japan’s web store on July 28, with units shipping out from July 30. Yes, they’ll be somewhere in the mid-$600 mark before shipping. Good luck.

Take another look at these Japanese beauties above. Bench made at M.Lab from superlative leathers supplied by century-old Sanyo Leather, the sneaker also features a cushy ENCAP sole, and that classic ‘Steel Blue’ colour.

Big props if you’re able to scoop a pair.

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