The Palace x New Balance 991v1: A Tribute to British Street Culture

If you are a fan of British streetwear and footwear, you have probably heard of the latest collaboration between Palace Skateboards and New Balance. The two brands have teamed up to release a special edition of the Made in UK 991. The classic silhouette debuted in 2001 and has become a staple for sneakerheads and casuals alike.

Details of the Palace x New Balance 991v1

The shoe features a combination of tumbled nubuck and pigskin overlays with a ripstop body and synthetic detailing. This way the sneaker gets a durable and stylish design. In detail, there is a reflective ‘N’ logo on the side as well as an embroidered tongue top with Palace branding. Furthermore, the woven heel labels host the words PAL & ACE on the left and right shoe respectfully. When the shoes are together the heels spell out PALACE. The shoe has a bespoke innersole with ‘PALACE’ featuring under the standard 991 innersole graphic, as well as an ABZORB midsole cushioning and a blown rubber outsole for comfort and traction. Finally, there is a ‘P991’ lace jewel.

The shoe comes in two colorways. A taos taupe colorway with black and grape juice accents, and a Black with griffin and ultraviolet hues, giving it a versatile and adventurous look. The MADE in UK Palace 991v1 is a fusion of premium quality and street style, making it a must-have for sneaker enthusiasts.

The history behind the Palace x New Balance collaboration

The collaboration is a testament to the shared heritage and culture of Palace and New Balance. Both of these brands have roots in the UK and have influenced the local street-style scene for decades. Palace Skateboards was founded in 2009 by Lev Tanju and Gareth Skewis. Eventually, the brand has become one of the most sought-after brands in the world. It is known for its skate-inspired clothing, accessories, and collaborations with icons like Elton John, Umbro, Kickers, and more. On the other hand, William J. Riley found New Balance in Boston in 1906 but opened its first UK factory in 1982 in Flimby, Cumbria. Since then, New Balance has been producing its Made in UK line of shoes, which showcase local craftsmanship, quality, and design.

The Palace x New Balance 991 is a rare opportunity to own a piece of British streetwear history. The sneakers drop on May 19th at Palace locations in the UK, US, and Japan, as well as on their website.

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