New Balance is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their timeless 1500 silhouette. For their first collaborative project of the year, they’ve teamed up with German retailer 43Einhalb on a project inspired by their trip the UK New Balance facility.

New Balance’s archives are filled with dozens if not hundreds of silhouettes that carry a lot of weight throughout the sneaker community. In recent years, the Boston-based brand has been celebrating the monumental achievements of some of these shoes, which continues in 2019 with the New Balance 1500. First released 30 years ago and designed by footwear legend Steven Smith, the man who also notably conceptualized the New Balance 574, 995, and 997. This year, as a part of the celebration, New Balance has tapped German retailer 43Einhalb to create their own take on the 1500.

Back in February of this year, the design team from 43EH made the trek to Flimby, England where New Balance’s UK manufacturing facility is located. This voyage is the namesake of their new collaborative effort, the New Balance 1500 “The Trip”. The shoe’s colorway pays homage to the English countryside, beginning with “Petrol Green” mesh and a light beige mudguard. The quarter panel comes in light grey, bordered by deep brown ankles and dark grey suede heel counters.


New Balance and 43Einhalb are set to release their limited new take on the 1500 silhouette on April 23rd, 2019. While the rest of the information regarding this release is yet to be revealed, we expect this exclusive colorway to fetch more than the usual $170 price tag. In the meantime, check out the promo shots below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more exciting New Balance drops.

43einhalb x New Balance 1500 “The Trip”
Release Date: April 23, 2019