For their Spring 2010 Collection New Balance is bringing back their classic P790 model, a 1980’s basketball sneaker which was once the signature model of James Worthy. For the season New Balance will present us with four colorways of the P790 Retro, all of which we got a preview of back in August ’09, and all of which use colorways inspired by NBA teams.
Thanks to Shelta in Sweden we now have some detailed photos of one of the four colorways, this one inspired by, you guessed it, the Los Angeles Lakers. The P790LK features a base using a combination of smooth white leather and perforated leather with accents of purple and Lakers gold scattered throughout the upper and outsole adding nice some contrast to the sneakers. As it usually does, the gold and purple accents hit real nicely on the white base.
I personally haven’t seen them at retailers in the States yet but according to the New Balance Spring 2010 Catalog this Lakers version and a Celtics version are both suppose to hit retailers this month. A Knicks version and Atlanta Hawks version are both said to be releasing in March.