The New Balance 1500 ‘Desert Scape Pack’ Features Sandy SuedeRelease: 8 May 2021
The New Balance 1500 has gone from strength to strength in the modern sneaker era, putting up a good fight against retro running styles from other brands, and also between its inter-company siblings. It’s thanks to strong colourways and lush materials – such as this new ‘Desert Scape Pack’ release – that enables the 1500 to stay relevant over 30 years after its debut.
While originally rendered in hardy grey leather and mesh, this 1500 takes a more casual route with finely brushed suede, which is frequently touted as some of the best in the business. NB’s esteemed material selection isn’t simply limited to the aniline. The microfibre lining that is featured on Made In UK styles like the 1500 is so, so supple, and is a major point for Flimby creations versus their Made In US counterparts. Tonal palettes are also a strength for the 1500: this one uses multiple shades of chocolate milk brown offset against white panels and tonal mesh for a truly smooth finish. And the gum soles, oh the gum soles are so good.
The New Balance 1500 ‘Desert Scape Pack’ will release on May 8 at global retailers such as Asphaltgold, who have snapped the clean shots above.