It’s fair to say that New Balance know their way around releasing a pack. Nothing overdone or overhyped, just a well put together collection of footwear with an overarching theme that never verges on the overdone. Recent examples include the Wanted and Barbershop packs that took a simple concept and fleshed them out into a very tastefully executed collection of trainers. The New Balance Three Peaks Challenge pack looks to continue this recent trend. Utilising the made in the UK NB576 model, this limited edition 3-shoe premium pack is available now at Urban Industry and retails at £129.95 a pair.
The guys at New Balance have the official word on this pack – “The collection is inspired by The Three Peaks Challenge, a personal challenge of strength and endurance to climb to the top of the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours. The combined ascent of the three peaks, Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike, is 9,800 feet with a total estimated distance of 27 miles. Mountain walkers from across the world often participate for charitable purposes. Staying true to the rugged, outdoor challenge, the Made in UK 576 Three Peaks collection colour story and material execution are inspired by modern climbing and walking equipment. The pack is less traditional than previous Made in UK collections, featuring a rugged, textured N logo, elements that are seen in technical outdoor gear. Additional distinguishing details include the names of each peak on the woven tongue label and a compass icon on the insole”.