This would have to be the first sneaker in the history of mankind ever inspired by a dead politician! Frank Rivera at Concepts in Cambridge has given us the scoop on his nifty New Balance 999s, which were designed to reflect President John F. Kennedy’s love for New England’s sailing history. Trimmed in classical red, white and blue (with tan highlights), there’s a host of tiny details including nylon paneling and CNCPTS flag logos, and the shoes come with a mesh bag that should be ideal to drain anything that tips overboard. Kudos to Frank for one of the freshest colourways of the year… and dare we say it – these 999s are 100% nautical but nice! Available March 2011. As seen in Sneaker Freaker Issue 20.