Following the North Sea-inspired “Grey Gull” earlier this season, New Balance and END are set to launch their next collaboration together, this time on the renowned M997 silhouette releasing with a middle-eastern inspiration.
Motivated by the historic, handmade rugs that originated in Persia, this remodelling of the classic M997 style sees the retailer and the stalwarts of athletic footwear cast the Made in USA model in a rich combination of Burgundy, Navy-Blue, Red and Beige.
Taking the ornate nature of the traditional rugs as a central inspiration, this New Balance 997 offers a nuanced blend of materials and fabrics to pay homage to the distinctive nature of its namesake. Featuring uppers cut from smooth suede, leather and mesh, a Persian rug patterned in-sole completes the sneaker’s distinctive look with a flourish. Embellished with END. branding to the interior and New Balance’s signature ‘N’ appliqué to the side walls, ENCAP technology finishes off this eye-catching pair of sneakers with the perfect level of midsole cushioning. The collab comes housed in a plush Persian rug patterned bespoke box.
END New Balance 997 Persian Rug Release Date
Look for the END x New Balance M997 “Persian Rug” to become available for registration online via END. Launches on December 14th. The retail price tag is set at $225 USD.
Release Date: December 14, 2019