New Balance is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its 1300 model with the release of a premium Made-in-Japan colorway of the sneaker. The release will also commemorate the opening of New Balance’s T-House Concept Store in Tokyo.
This 1300 features premium Japanese materials and construction. The uppers were stitched together by artisan shoemakers and constructed from Japanese steerhide leather all paired together with durable nylon. The high quality leather is used on the liners and insoles, with a white midsole and finished off by a Vibram outsole with commemorative wooden shoe trees and a special box to complete the look.
The sneaker will be available via a raffle on HBX (beginning July 13) and New Balance’s Japan Webstore (open now for Japan residents). The retail price tag is set at 74,800 Yen (~$630 USD) to reflect its premium construction. Check out the detailed photos below.
New Balance 1300 “35th Anniversary”
Release Date: July 17, 2020
Price: $630 USD
Photos: New Balance JP, Heison Ho/Hypebeast