The collaboration follows on from
Indeed, the devil is in the detail with this pair. Not only have they been produced at New Balance’s Flimby factory in Cumbria, England (which produces some of the sportswear label’s best work), but they have also been given a true Slam Jam once over. As a result, the uppers are made from ripstop nylon and toughened pigskin suede, adopting a black and gray color scheme all over. Reflective piping has been added to the mid-panel “N” emblem, while elsewhere you’ll find rough rubber detailing on the heel and tips and a bi-colored ABZORB-equipped sole unit.
Red, gray, or black shoelaces can be swapped around to give the shoe a different look, and all will be harnessed by the translucent lace-lock that features Slam Jam’s logo on it. Lastly, Slam Jam and New Balance add both their monikers to the insole, before making it reflective.
As mentioned above, a waterproof anorak and track pant set will be accompanying the shoe. Movability has been considered in the design, so Slam Jam has added reflective hits to bio-motion points to highlight this both figuratively and physically. Take a look at the
The Slam Jam x New Balance 991 is set to release on May 7 at Slam Jam locations and on its
In case you missed it, check out the Sole Mates installment in which