As we previously reported, the folks from German sneaker store went on a special trip to the UK. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the New Balance 1500, the travel party not only carried 30 of their favorite colorways on the silhouette with them. They also stopped by at the brand’s famed Flimby factory to create the special 43einhalb x New Balance M150043EH “THE TRIP”.
The shoe features soft pigskin and breathable mesh materials. Impressions from the journey to flimby appear throught the upper and represent the changing landscapes of the beautiful British countryside. The colors on this 1500 range from dark grey on the heel to rich brown leather around the ankle, teal-green mesh on the toe box and creamy beige around the mudguard to a deep-ocean blue on the tongue. This way, even people who couldn’t joint “The Trip” get a glimpse of the amazing nature from the bright cliffs of Dover to the colorful variety of the Lake District.
“The trip to Flimby was a truly eye opening experience, the impressive work ethic and skill evident was only surpassed by the phenomenal pride in working for one of the leading footwear powerhouses.”
But before you get too excited and start saving up to buy a pair, there’s a catch. Since only 6 pairs of this beautiful custom were made in the Flimby factory, the only chance to cop one is via raffle. Participants can choose a size between EUR 40 / UK 6.5 and EUR 46.5 / UK 11.5.
Each of the 6 pairs arrives in a special box that matches the shoe colors. Next to the M150043EH in a printed shoe bag, the box also contains a “The Trip” photo book and a little golden compass. Get a closer look at the shoe and its packaging below and read on for the raffle info.
Release Details – 43einhalb x New Balance M150043EH “THE TRIP”
You can now enter the raffle for a pair of the 43einhalb x New Balance M150043EH “THE TRIP” here. The raffle is open until April 23, 2019.
For another chance at a pair, stop by at the exclusive “30 by 43einhalb” photo exhibition. The event takes place on March 29, 2019 at the sneaker store’s Frankfurt location.
In other news, the ASICS GEL-LYTE III is now available in “Glacier Grey”.