Dropping this month, two of New Balance’s lifestyle runners unveil seven new color ways – three for the 670 and four for the 576. Made in New Balance’s Flimby, England factory for the U.K. market, the 670 gets a colorway makeover to the tune of Brown Suede/Mesh, Light Tan Suede/Mesh and Dark Tan Suede/Mesh, while the equally British 576 goes the Black Leather, Brown Leather, sand-hued Tan Suede and Grey Suede route.
The 670 was introduced in 1984 and is identified as one of the Sceptred Isle’s exclusive New Balance shoes, alongside the 576. The 576 began life in the 1980s as an American-built shoe for the United States’ east coast fashion-savvy troupe but undersold, ending its domestic run. Excess material was sent to Germany, where the 576 was reborn as a walking shoe that sold briskly for a few years. Then, when sales again waned, the 576 was shut down once more until 1997 when the model was restarted with higher quality textiles. It became a hit, and England soon became the 576’s adopted home where it remains in production today.
The new 670’s are priced $65-$130 and the 576 rings up at either $90 or $180 depending upon your shoe size. Read the Counter Kicks exclusive interview with New Balance’s Luis Navarro, Lifestyle Product Manager at the brand for more details on the company. Continue reading for images of all 7 colorways in the New Balance “Made In England” Collection.