The word “retro” is traditionally reserved in sneakerheads’ minds for Air Jordans. More recently, collab collectors have been #blessed by a few retros that were both unexpected and very exciting (it set a precedence for an injection of old favorites). But recently New Balance has joined the retro game. Just last week NB reloaded and fired on the James Worthy 740, a rebirth of New Balance’s entire basketball program, news that would have been a blessing to Matt Bonner just two months ago.
2014 marks the 25th Anniversary of one of New Balance fanatics’ favorite shoes: the M577. To celebrate the anniversary, the Boston based brand decided to retro the two original colorways of the 577: Navy (M577ANN) and Grey (M577ANG).
To make the pairs super special, both colorways re made in England, at NB’s famed Flimby factory. And they come with all the bells and whistles, including specially branded dustbags, insoles, and extra laces. The real heroes of this retro – other than the kicks themselves – are the OG boxes. That old school box has always been a stunt piece and signal to real New Balance archive collectors. NB brought it back just for this anniversary.
Pairs are already available at Kick Theory in Georgia for $190 by calling (770) 814-0082. Shipping is free.
[via Kick Theory]