Year: 2005

Designed by my longtime partner in crime, the artist formerly known as Erik Börjesson, Erik Fagerlind. New Balance Sweden invited us to visit New Balance England and their legendary Flimby factory. After the grand tour of the factory we had about 15 minutes to come up with the design. Erik went for this one, inspired by the Swedish flag (and if I remember correctly he also got some inspiration from flag of the Canary Islands, the birthplace of Erik's father-in-law). They sold out very fast. About a year later a friend/customer sent us a picture of these from a re-seller shop in Tokyo, priced higher than a pair of OG Air Jordan 1's. Total production: 96 pairs.