Footpatrol x New Balance M1500FPK 'Encyclopaedia' 02.28.15
First published in 1768, the Britannica Encyclopaedia was produced in fifteen editions until it's last and present physical volume in 2012. We honor this huge source of knowledge by using the Encyclopaedia as the sole inspiration for our 'Made in England' M1500.
The predominantly Black upper features key details referencing various characteristics from the Encyclopaedia. We applied Black suede to the toe-box wrap and ankle colour, with smooth black leather accented across the toe-box side panels and tongue. Rich metallic Gold details can be seen embroidered on the tongue, the '1500' logo situated on the lateral heel, the N logo which features a single embroidered outline and not forgetting the leather Gas Mask logo swing tag. Reflective piping features around the ankle collar adding to the gold detailing on the silhouette. The medial side features a blacked out double embroidered N logo. We included a little extra detail on the flipside of the tongue in the form of an embroidered label faeturing an illustration of a book with the NB logo. The words above the book read 'Knowledge is Key'.
The Footpatrol x New Balance 1500 "Encyclopaedia" ($280) drops Saturday February 28th. Sizes 10-13