As with many modern footwear brands, the production of around 75% of all New Balance shoes is outsourced to countries like China and Vietnam. But their most iconic shoe — the M1300 is one of several key pieces still produced in the United States. This video short explores the historical Skowhegan, Maine factory, and the production process of the “excellent makers” which brings the M1300 to life.
Following on with the whole hand made element of New Balance, we've just had these two fresh colourways in the New Balance 1500's. Although not made in Maine, US these shoes are still hand made but this time in the UK based Flimby factory. The New Balance 1500 GBT Shoes in a super premium colour way for Spring 12 has just dropped. The classic running shoe from the New Balance camp is made in the Flimby, UK factory and packs a lot of heritage from the 1980's.