Bringing back a '90s classic, New Balance's latest collaboration takes us on a nostalgic tip down denim-on-denim lane as the sneaker brand partners with Levi's
Few fabrics have burrowed themselves into Scandinavia's sartorial history quite like denim. A quintessential part of our region's industrial past, the material has developed over the years, laying the foundation for some of our most prominent fashion houses – such as Acne Studios, which famously launched with 100 pairs of jeans.
And while both Levi's and New Balance are brands with American roots, we can't help but claim their latest collaboration as a poster child of the Nordic wardrobe. After all, what's more Scandi than a denim sneaker?
Designed in celebration of Levi's 150th anniversary of Levi's 501 jeans, the collaboration sees the denim behemoth's signature Shrink-To-Fit denim take pride-of-place on New Balance's MT580 silhouette – first designed in 1996 – rendered in two unique colour combinations inspired by the decade.
A grey-blue version with nubuck uppers features over-dyed Levi's denim on the toe and side. A beige black version, made with uppers in a suede-like material, also features a washed black Levi's denim on the toe and side.