Entitled ‘First of All,’ the two new pairs pay homage to each brand’s hometowns – Boston and San Clemente. Two companies, working together, from opposite American coats, to make sweet, juicy trainers.
The Boston trainer features the iconic New Balance 997 in a copper rose and tan, colours that give a big thumbs up to the city’s famed brownstone architecture. In addition, a cobblestone patterned deboss is featured on the leather accents, while a teal reflective underlay represents the patina copper often found on the brownstones.
To represent Stance, the newly-introduced New Balance 1978 silhouette is in slate blue and tan pig suede (that is a colour) to evoke the decent beaches and surf breaks of San Clemente where Stance was born about seven years ago.
While each company has a distinctly different history and lifestyle, both New Balance and Stance share pride for their hometown, a love of art, and a passion for quality craftsmanship.