New Balance is connecting with outdoors brand Ball and Buck for an upcoming collaboration. The end result is the Ball and Buck x New Balance 585 ‘Sporting Gentleman’.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of its Japanese designed predecessor, the New Balance 580, is inspired by Ball and Buck’s signature plaid, which is representative of the Boston-based retail brand and lifestyle.
Borrowing from traditional plaids of heritage hunting estates, the earthy, natural tones with accents of classic navy and orange blaze stay true to the brand’s sporting roots.
The Ball and Buck x New Balance 585 ‘Sporting Gentleman’ features signature Ball and Buck leather on the ‘N’ logo, tongue and collar strap; signature Ball and Buck duck canvas on the underlays and insert label; signature Ball and Buck plaid canvas on the vamp and collar; and a signature Ball and Buck camo pattern printed underneath the gum rubber outsole. All materials are highly duable with the intention of outdoor wear for the sporting gentleman in mind.
“Our work with Ball and Buck brings two Boston-based brands together that strive to offer consumers premium, authentic, Made in USA products,” said Chris Davis, Strategic Business Manager for NB Lifestyle. “We are excited to bring back the 585 silhouette and collaborate on this prestige model with a retailer who influences, inspires and understands quality American craftmanship, as well as the outdoor lifestyle.”
The Ball and Buck New Balance 585 Sporting Gentleman will release on August 27th at Ball and Buck located at 144-B Newbury St. as well as online. A wider release will take place on September 17th. Retail price will be $240.