New Balance, Please Never Stop Making Suede and Mesh 1500sRelease: 29 June 2021
Anyone who was into sneakers during the late 2000s will likely remember the New Balance 1500 spearheading the retro runner revolution that rippled from Europe to the world. Notwithstanding a brief period where it was manufactured in Asia, the 1500 remains one of the flagship throwback offerings from the Flimby factory in Cumbria, England. A handful of mid-2000s colourways have effectively been retroed in recent years, but there are also some new palettes to keep things fresh. Such as this green-tinged suede and mesh – aka the classic NB 1500 material combo – release that could very well go down on the right side of sneaker history in years to come.
That’s thanks to by-the-book colouring that is zoned off by a strong black mudguard and heel counter made from uber-lush suede and nubuck that only NB seem to have access to. Above the mudguard are more nubuck panels in different shades of teal and mint green suede, joined by tightly woven silver mesh and white laces. Underfoot is a crisp white midsole accented by tonal green ENCAP inserts, bottomed out with a classic gum rubber sole.
The New Balance 1500 M1500LIB is available now directly from New Balance.