The New Balance Made 1978 is a tribute to the 990 which was designed back in 1978.
The New Balance MADE 1978 was created as a response to the classic New Balance 990 silhouette originally developed in 1978. The New Balance 990 took four years of development, starting in 1978, and when it was released in 1982 was the pinnacle of technology, quality materials and performance design. The New Balance 1978 is an innovative take on the original 990 concepts with a focus on modern silhouettes and manufacturing methods. New Balance designers re-thought the design using techniques that apply a combination of new technology and construction methods with classic quality.
The style features sleek and stylish design elements that pay homage to New Balance’s MADE footwear. The modernized three piece upper is done in suede and leather with perforated details on the toe box and N logo; a reflective underlay on the N logo; and, a deconstructed leather collar.
The New Balance Made 1978 will release at select New Balance retailers on March 18th, 2017. Retail price will be $150. Below you can check out more images which will show you how they look on feet.