One of the more upscale New Balance collabs in recent years, the Ball And Buck x NB 574 is camo and orange. That’s the first thing you notice. The second thing you notice is the grey suede. Maybe you noticed these things in reverse.
Ball And Buck is a Boston based haberdashery that only sells 100% Made in the USA products. Since NB is a neighbor, and the 574 started its USA manufacture program a year ago, the partnership was a fit. B&B chose their Proprietary Camo in 10oz duck cloth and touches of blaze orange to bring the brand’s inspiration of “classic on the outside | hunter on the inside” to the project.
The first release of the shoe will only see 176 pairs, representing USA’s independence in 1776, and they’ll release in a vintage 50-caliber Ammo Can with a hand stamped numbered brass plate attached. That happens September 27th at the Ball and Buck “Into the Field 003″ event at the flagship store at 144B Newbury Street, Boston. And you can buy them the next day online at shop.ballandbuck.com. $148 price tag.
About Ball and Buck:
Tired of declining product quality and the growing trend in outsourced manufacturing, we left our day jobs to pursue the American Dream – Ball and Buck’s mission: team up with the best American Craftsmen to build a brand that offers the finest quality Made in USA products. As a heritage brand, we’re proud to offer our Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee to ensure generations of enjoyment. We know you’ll love our products as much as you do supporting American Jobs. Your support is helping bring America back to her roots. Join the Movement. Products can be purchased through its downtown Boston flagship store or online through www.ballandbuck.com. Founded in 2008 in Boston, MA
About New Balance:
New Balance made their first pair of running shoes in 1938 and hold the distinction as the only company that still manufactures athletic shoes in the USA. One out of every four pair of shoes sold in the U.S. is made or assembled here. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, New Balance has labeled them “Made in the USA”.
via Ball And Buck