ARTICLE BY Ross Dwyer
New Balance 57/40
New Balance 57/40
New Balance 57/40
,New Balance 57/40

New Balance Salute the M1300JP with Special 57/40 Colourway
Release: 4 February 2022

Style Code: M5740LLG

New Balance's boldly-built 57/40 already pays homage to one of the brand's classic silhouettes (the 574), but now it's doubling down on its homage with a fresh colourway that nods to the legendary 1300JP. The 1300JP is an ultra-exclusive version of the 1300 that's only released once every five years, is produced in Japan of the highest quality materials, and last released in 2020 when it was priced at over $600 and still sold out instantly.

If you're looking to get a little of that 1300JP flair without having to shell out a fat stack of cash or wait until 2025 for the next retro release, this 57/40 is a much more palatably priced choice. It offers an alternate take on the 1300JP's signature blend of stone, cream, grey and blue shades, making the stone a touch lighter than the 1300JP to differentiate itself but still largely adhering faithfully to its 'big brother' silhouette's palette. It's built from a mixture of suede and mesh, and completes its look with a TPU heel clip plus a two-tone, twice-stacked midsole.

This commemorative 57/40 is available now via New Balance's Japan web store and is priced at a tax-included ¥15,400, which translates to roughly $134.

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