A tonal “New Balance” tongue tag sits at the top of the shoe, complemented by a set of tonal laces and an underlying zipper panel. Those who prefer a more classic look, however, have the option of removing this panel. Most of the uppers come in black suede, covering all of the sidewalls — including the “N” logo — heel quarter and toecap, while the collars and toebox are made with full-grain buffed leather. All of these details rest over a crisp white ENCAP midsole for added comfort and support.
New Balance’s Made In US 1300 is currently available on New Balance Japan’s website for ¥39,600 JPY (approximately $362 USD).
In case you missed it, here’s a look at New Balance Japan’s Made in USA “Plaid Pack.”