The New Balance 1500 is Always Fresh in Suede and MeshRelease: 19 November 2021
New Balance appear to be making another concerted push with the 1500, which for a long time in the late 2000s was the go-to model for in-the-know sneakerheads. While the scene was a lot more insular back then, the explosion of NB globally today has helped rightfully shine a light on the entire catalogue, so let's get acquainted with the silhouette's sweet new colourway.
Suede and mesh have more or less been the de facto material combo for the 1500 since its millennial lifestyle revival. That remains the case here, with the palette opting for a familiar selection of dark navy tones across the toe bumper, mudguard and heel counter, plus additional tonal panels on the tongue and toe box. A lighter shade of blue borders complement these sections, but NB flip the script and add maroon hits smack bang in the middle panel, which actually works quite well. The rest of the sneaker is finished off by a conventional white and grey ENCAP midsole and black outsole – though imagine how a gum rubber variant would look. And don’t forget, the 1500 is part of NB’s Made In England line, so the quality is top notch.
This New Balance 1500 is available right now from Asphaltgold.