Its been 3 months since a preview of the Overkill x New Balance ‘Berlin Wall’ Pack surfaced online, a pack paying homage to the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Many had speculated on what New Balance model the pack would actually be made up from and just when exactly the sneakers would be released. Now thanks to HighSnobiety we can now confirm a release date for the pack and give you a look at some detailed photos of the sneakers.
We have now learned that the Berlin Wall Pack is made up from three pairs of the New Balance 557. Each of the three sneakers feature a white mesh and gray nubuck base on the upper with one pair sporting red, the other blue and the third black. It may not be apparent but the secondary colors used within the sneakers are actually meant to have some very symbolic meaning to them. The red represents the USSR flag, the black for the Berlin bear mascot, and blue for the U.S.A. The insoles of the shoes have photos displayed on them taken during the wall of the Berlin Wall with another pair having words written on them in German.
The Overkill x New Balance 557 will officially be released on December 16th, 2009 at Overkill. The pack will be limited to a total of 557 pairs. Click here to check out more pictures.