The New Balance 1500 Made in the UK is a men's sneaker ranging from 7-14 D US with half size options available. Women wishing to sport these sneakers can go 1.5 sizes down for that optimum fit. Generally, the size of these sneakers fit true to size, so purchasing on your usual size is ideal.
From the many version of retro silhouettes released by New Balance, the 1500 is one of the standouts. Its upper is composed of a premium blend of suede, breathable mesh, and luxurious leather. Despite the use of different materials, the design of the 1500 remains to look sleek and elegant. More so, the combination of rich colorways and signature UK workmanship contribute to its more upscale look.
These sneakers because of its classic style can easily be styled. Wearing these with jeans and shirts can take one street-style ready on an instant.
As one of the most covetable sneakers amongst sneakerheads and fashion enthusiasts, the New Balance 1500 with a Made in the UK stamp goes beyond aesthetics. In fact, this Made in the UK imprint connotes to the quality artisanship of the Flimby factory in England. This facility, along with the New England, USA, creates only the most premium of products in combination with the use of superior materials.
To match the excellent quality of these sneakers, it uses the brand’s signature ENCAP® midsole technology, an EVA cushioning with surrounded tough polyurethane, which enhances support and durability.
New Balance is one of the oldest shoe manufacturers which garners a reputation for its excellent athletic shoe construction. The company started its humble beginnings in 1906 in Boston, Massachusetts. The brand was founded by William J. Riley, a 33-year-old English immigrant. Its entry on the footwear industry was unconventional as the brand commenced as a maker of arch supports and prescription shoes.
It was only about 30 years later when the brand started making running shoes. In the 1980s, the company earned its prestige in the running category. The quality craftsmanship and use of premium materials have always been linked to New Balance’s reputation. Following a simple mantra “The design lures you in, the quality makes you come back,” it only shows how committed the brand is in producing superior quality shoes.
One of the most covetable shoes released by New Balance is the 1500. Initially launched in 1988, these sneakers sport a narrower and sharper shape compared to its contemporaries, 577 and 576. Currently, the 1500 comes in different colorways. The Made in the UK version, which is produced in the Flimby factory in England, gets the reputation of being durable, making it a step-up among other editions.
- The toe box of the New Balance 1500 Made in the UK is composed of mesh which heightens its breathability.
- These sneakers come with two sets of laces for additional style options.
- The iconic N logo is placed on the sides of the shoes.
- A 3M detailing can be seen along the back of the shoe which creates a charming accent.