Back in July 2007 Footpatrol then in its St Anne’s Court location collaborated with New Balance to work on two colorways of the revered 576 silhouette. The 2007 collaboration is still a sought-after shoe for New Balance enthusiast and Footpatrol fans alike. 10 years later now in 2017, FP have once again collaborated with New Balance to mark this seminal release.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Footpatrol 576, FP have continued their relationship with New Balance and come together to release a new updated special edition. The main build and color palette of the shoe remains the same, with a premium black leather upper sitting atop a white midsole. The initial launch back in 2007 featured hook and loop N logos which allowed each customer to essentially customise your shoe. For this updated version we have taken inspiration from both the previous colorways and implemented a different colorway of N on the medial and lateral side of each foot. The tongue and heel feature New Balance 576 ‘Made in England’ branding in embroidered stitching with the colors matching those of the N’s. These colors can also be found on the additional pairs of laces which come with the shoe: Black, Pink, Yellow, Green & Blue. The collage artwork that sits alongside this release is compiled with the illustrations of Pete Hellicar who created the artwork for the initial launch back in 2007 featuring a moving robot, chatter teeth, 576 hand signals and a gramophone to name a few!
The Footpatrol x New Balance M576 is limited to 260 pairs worldwide exclusively available at Footpatrol on November 24. All orders will come with a dual-branded tote bag and a sticker sheet featuring the illustrations of Pete Hellicar.