New Balance’s slick-toed ML2016 silhouette has been blessed with a premium option that will keep people happy. The seamless front section has been laid down with one large slice of buttery black suede, matching the black suede on the heel cap, and perforated with the N logo. Rather than contrasting colours, NB have used contrasting textures as we move up the shoe – pebble grain leather secures the top of the laces, overlapping the full grain leather of the collar. The tan leather lining features additional cushioned pads to provide maximum comfort, and if that’s not enough they’ve thrown in a leather insole to keep the feet happy. The grey Abzorb midsole provides relief from the otherwise murdered out colourway but doesn’t stray too far from the dark side.
You can pick up the New Balance MC2016CB at primo NB stockists, including HAVEN.