New Balance‘s Flimby, UK factory has long been synonymous with hand-crafted artisan footwear, and its latest product is a stately 577 in brown and red. Originally debuting in the late ’80s as a high-performance running shoe, the 577 has since leaned fully into the lifestyle sphere and this makeup continues that push.
Crafted from a mix of mesh, suede and leather, the uppers are mostly coated in rich brown tones — soft on the heel and forefoot, darker on the quarter panels. Dashes of grey leather surround this quarter panel, and rich red shades add signature flair to the midfoot’s N logo and the heel tab. Although the look is almost entirely dependent on earthy hues, there are a handful of aqua blue pops on the heel’s text branding and the tongue’s liner. Traditional no-frills tongue tags and heel clips round off the top half. Down below, white/gray midsoles with ENCAP technology and dark red rubber outsoles complete the stylings.
The New Balance 577 Made in England is available now via stockists like END. The MSRP is set at $175 USD.
Big New Balance news broke earlier this week as well: it was announced that Tetsu Nishiyama‘s WTAPS would add its signature military-inspired aesthetic to the revitalized 992.