We are indebted to the lovely gents at the New Balance Factory in Flimby for knocking together this unbelievable, 1 of 1, pair of 991's during Sole Obsession's visit to the legendary Cumbria-based factory. In anticipation of the 2009 New Balance range, which is lead by the historic 99x series of running shoes, we have decided to pay tribute to two much anticipated shoes that are due for release next year. In view of the 99x series of sneakers for 2009, we chose the 991 model to work on, applying colours closely associated to the original 850 colourway that is also being retro-ed in early 2009.
Full croc uppers complemented with a colour splash of turquoise and pink nubuck highlights. The use of materials lend a premium quality to the entire shoe, giving it an overall subtle look from far with basic white and black uppers, but upon closer inspection reveals the lux nature of the croc embossed leathers.
Sole Obsession 991(of 1)
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