The Palace x New Balance 991 Is Getting a Wider ReleaseRelease: 19 May 2023
News on this release was first published on May 8, 2023.
Update May 15, 2023: After dropping and selling out on Palace’s channels, the Palace x New Balance 991 is getting a wider launch on May 19, 2023, via newbalance.com.
Palace Skateboards are ramping with their New Balance partnership by releasing two Made In UK 991s as part of their Summer 2 Drop. This follows their 580 effort from 2022.
The straightforward press release that landed in Sneaker Freaker’s inbox simply reads: ‘Palace. New Balance. Made in UK. A collaboration 10,000 years in the making. A timeless shoe for the ages. The quest for fire trainers ends here.’ They’re not wrong.
While seemingly riffing off prehistoric periods, the execution of these 991s is a bit more contemporary. There’s a bit of a GORPcore element to it with the leather and ripstop upper combination, but the retro colourway brings things slightly closer to the BC era. One pair goes tan and teal, while the other dons grey, purple and pink. Black elements appear on both pairs across the upper and midsole to add extra contrast. The pairs are finished with Palace embroidery on the tongue and lace dubrae that read ‘P991’.
The Palace x New Balance 991 arrives on May 12 as part of the brand’s Summer 2 Drop via their retail and web stores, except for Japan and WeChat, who will release the following day. Matching apparel will also be available alongside the shoes.