After what has seemed like months of delay, the New Balance Pub Pack finally saw it's official launch this past Thursday, at the appropriate location of the Red Lion pub in London's East End. The pack itself features three styles of the New Balance 576, each themed around a different traditional British boozer: The Red Lion, The Kings Head and The Royal Oak. Each shoe is constructed from 'pub sofa style' leathers in red, blue and brown, and features decorative interiors themed around the sorts of fabric patterns you're likely to find on the curtains and carpets of your nearest public house. They are completed with pint glass 'ring marks' on the insole and an embroidered Union Jack on the heel, just in case you weren't too sure what the pack represents. Our friends at The Daily Street were there to cover the event, stuff themselves with all manner of pork goods (pies AND scratchings) and soak up all the free booze. Fortunately for us they remained sober enough to take a few snaps so we could get a piece of the action, which you can check out below.
The entire New Balance Pub Pack is available now in very limited numbers, along with plenty other New Balance styles if these aren't quite for you. Each pair comes packages with it's own New Balance beer mat and bar towel, making this one serious collectors item. The Red Lion, The Kings Head and The Royal Oak are sure to become much sought after collectors items in the years to come, so make sure you snag yours while you can.
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