The Footpatrol x New Balance 1500 “Encyclopedia” is inspired by the last edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica that was released in 2012.
This Footpatrol x New Balance 1500 “Encyclopedia” collaboration is set to release on January 24th, 2015 in-store and online at Footpatrol.
The classic runner features a predominantly Black upper with key details referencing various characteristics from the Encyclopaedia. They applied Black suede to the toe-box wrap and ankle colour, with smooth black leather accented across the toe-box side panels and tongue. Rich metallic Gold details can be seen embroidered on the tongue, the ‘1500’ logo situated on the lateral heel, the ‘N’ logo which features a single embroidered outline and not forgetting the leather Gas Mask logo swing tag. Reflective piping features around the ankle collar adding to the gold detailing on the silhouette. The medial side features a blacked out double embroidered N logo. They included a little extra detail on the flipside of the tongue in the form of an embroidered label faeturing an illustration of a book with the NB logo. The words above the book read ‘Knowledge is Key’.
The foot-bed takes elements from some of the content found in the Encyclopaedia, in an off white colour with an anatomical illustration of the human foot. The off white midsole references the pages once more with the gum coloured outsole adding the final touches to the shoe. Finally the vibrant Red New Balance logo situated on the heel and the outsole is a nod to both the bookmarker found in the reference book and the flagship colour used on the NB logo.