New Balance and Offspring have a history together which dates back to the mid 90’s, a time when collaborations where far and few. The UK retailer was the first boutique in Flimby, the same area in the United Kingdom where New Balance has their plant, to collaborate with the Boston-based footwear manufacturer on a store specific model way back in 1996. The two have since released a bevy of c0-branded shoes together but their latest project takes us back to that faithful day in the 90’s when the friendship first began.
Offspring and New Balance go back to their roots of working together for the first time, presenting us with the “Covent Garden” Pack honoring Offspring’s first flagship location in the Covent Garden district of London where their relationship started 14 years ago. Featuring three version of the New Balance 576, the sneakers are constructed in varying colorways from a mixture of suede and nylon, with a touch of 3M for good measure. Displayed across the tongue of all three is a street map which marks the location of Offspring’s first brick and mortar location on Neal Street.
The shoes can be had now through many of the 8 retail locations that Offspring now runs throughout the UK, as well as through their webstore. You can also find em through SneakersNStuff where US orders are more then welcomed.