The 60s. A decade that saw the birth of the Beatles, the Floyd, mind-expanding substance use, and of course free love to one and all. However, you may not be aware that the 60s was also a vintage decade for trainers. I’ve just made that up by the way. But with this latest New Balance pack taking inspiration from mid-20th century designs, it seemed like plausible statement to make. A bit like when you hear folk lauding over vintage cheddar or aged old whiskey. It just makes them sound like they know what they’re on about, which you’ve probably gathered by now that I clearly do not.
Anyhow, this latest ‘Distinct Mid-Century Modern’ release sees a reworking of four of the Boston-based brand’s most revered silhouettes. The M990, M996, M997 and the M998 ‘Made in the USA’ styles have been given a beige, blue and burgundy makeover, all inspired by the clean and minimalist designs of the 50s and 60s..
The 998 shoe is the best of a bad bunch in my opinion with it’s grey suede/mesh upper and splashes of red, beige and blue looking pretty cool. As for the rest, well I’m afraid the colourways are just not my cup of vintage darjeeling.
Anyway, whatever you reckon they’re all incoming @ End