The New Balance 1500 Rules the Animal KingdomRelease: 14 April 2020
Animal print never really fell out of favour – brands just weren’t committing full bore. That’s not the case for New Balance, who drape their stately 1500 with zebra texture, but not enough to be mistaken for the intestinal products from one of Joe Exotic’s tigers.
It starts off innocently enough, with black suede and mesh - a colour and material combination that’s surprisingly not seen on the 1500 much. The mid panel and strip get a mix of zebra stripes and what looks like either Dalmatian spots or snow leopard dots. It’s a fun little mix up on a usually serious sneaker.
They’re selling out quick at places like Premier. Get in quick before you face another extinction.