Since majority of the Fall/Winter ’08 releases are in stores its about that time we start getting a look at what will be released for the holiday season. New Balance will be re-releasing the 420 which is a vintage model from the 70s. Shown above is the Reflective 420 which NB designed in collaboration with with DDCLA, spearheaded by DDCLAB co-owners and recently-named NB Lifestyle Creative Directors, Savania Davies-Keiller and Roberto Crivello. The sneakers are constructed of a reflective fabric made by Schoeller Switzerland which incorporates a thin layer of tiny glass beads that cooperate with a reflective agent. The fabric is said to be scuff resistant, tear resistant, dirt and water repellent and pretty much made to withstand a beating.
The official release will go down during the grand opening of DDCLAB in SoHo on November 6th, 2008. Only 32 pairs will be sold and each one will come in a special-edition cloth bag that will be numbered for authenticity and signed by both of New Balances Creative Directors, Savania Davies-Keiller and Roberto Crivello. Retail price for these isnt cheap either, carrying a price tag of $498. Hit the jump for another look. Via: Freshness