Until recently, the thought of New Balance resurrecting past colabs for the retro treatment seemed absurd. However, times are a changing and NB have begun dipping back into their tremendous colab archives. Concepts brought back the 'Kennedy' NB999 with Made in USA refinement, while Offspring reinterpreted their 2004 NB577 into a Fantom Fit NB1500.
Now Footpatrol step up to the plate with a 10th anniversary tribute to their 2007 NB576 colab. The original drop brought us black and brown colourways, each packaged with an eclectic assortment of interchangeable velcro 'N' logos for the lateral and medial sides.
This new premium 576 utilises the black leather version as a base, once again made in England as you'd expect for one of the nation's premier sneaker boutiques. The logos on this 2017 release are no longer removable, but instead draw inspiration from both original make-ups with green and pink Ns, taken from the black pair, fixed on the lateral sides and blue and black Ns, taken from the brown pair, adorning the medial sides.
Each pair comes packaged with five sets of laces to match this colab's eccentric colour palate, as well as a dual-brand tote bag and sticker produced by illustrator Pete Hellicar.
Just 260 pairs of the Footpatrol x New Balance M576 are up for grabs and will release on November 24, exclusively through Footpatrol's Soho location and online store.