New Balance Gives the 1500 an Animalistic Makeover

New Balance 1500 "Animal" sneaker

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Brand: New Balance

Model: 1500

Key Features: The “Animal” pack 1500s pair pigskin suede and animal-patterned haraco across the upper. A hit of leather extends around the heel, further adding to the luxe construction. New Balance’s signature ENCAP cushioning is present in the one-piece molded midsole to provide unmatched comfort with each step. The sneaker is then detailed with reflective accents and embroidered branding to complete the design.

Release Date: May 9

Price: Approximately $265

Buy: atmos

Editor’s Notes: New Balance will soon be releasing two wild new colorways of the 1500. Optioned in brown and black iterations, the sneaker is decorated in animal print across the upper.

New Balance debuted the 1500 in 1989 as a performance runner. Since then, however, the silhouette has become more of a lifestyle favorite, subjected to intricate construction techniques similar to what we see here.

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