Under the creative direction of Teddy Santis, New Balance’s Made in USA line has become a beacon for sneakerheads. Outside of his job at NB, Santis continues to lead ALD, which has a knack for helping New Balance revive classic silhouettes. In 2024, this trend continues with the re-release of the New Balance 1000, a model that first made its mark in 1999. Accompanying the anticipated Joe Freshgoods collaboration (and rumblings of a possible ALD collab), Santis unveils a general release colorway - Metallic Silver.
Retaining the sneaker's original design, this New Balance 1000 preserves its authenticity while infusing a fresh, modern appeal. The upper is bathed in a striking metallic silver, with wavy overlays that exude a futuristic vibe. This lustrous detail is complemented by a contrasting black jersey mesh base, aligning with the midfoot's iconic "N" logo. Further accentuating its design are the New Balance branding elements – the "1000" insignia on the toe and tongue stand out in the same metallic silver, creating a cohesive and visually captivating aesthetic. The sneaker is completed with a cream foam midsole and a durable black outsole.
The New Balance 1000 Metallic Silver will release in 2024 through New Balance and select retailers online and in-store. As of now, the retail price for the pair has yet to be announced. Stay up-to-date with the latest sneaker releases, raffles, and industry news by downloading the Sole Retriever mobile app.
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