In November 2009 a major flood effected the area of Cumbria in the north west of England, leaving more then 1500 homes and businesses destroyed and damaged. New Balance who has a factory in Flimby, considers Cumbria one of their homes and to make sure support is still strong for those in the local community they work out of and care for eight people from the New Balance HQ in Warrington and Flimby will take part in a fundraiser walk of 140 miles – from New Balance European HQ in Warrington, to Dovenby Hall near Cockermouth. 140 miles is quite the journey on foot, so you can best believe the New Balance employees will be laced up in none other then the finest New Balance shoes, quite possibly one of the 577’s from the Cumbria Pack.
The New Balance “Cumbria” Pack is part of the heritage collection which marks the 20th Anniversary of the NB 557. The pack features two New Balance 577’s sporting snazzy colorways and premium materials such as leather, mesh, suede, a lizard print leather and brushed suede. One features a color combo of Green, Beige, and White while the other swaps the Green for a shade of Red. Embroidered across the tongue is your usual New Balance branding with the 577 hit the the UK flag.
SneakerFreaker has been kind enough to provide us with some photos of both sneakers until an official release rolls around.