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Hanon Shop over in Aberdeen, Scotland has collaborated with Ventile and New Balance to produce the Flying Club M670. Scheduled for the end of August 2008, production will be limited to 150 pair of each color: “Tornado” grey (M670GKY) and “Spitfire” red (M670BRY). Retail price is GBP 74.95
Once again Hanon has done a great job of applying rare luxury and technical materials to a customized upper with classic style and old school details.
– classic single-piece “N” in a 70’s/80’s style (gold/yellow as to be expected from hanon!)
– superior Wolverine leathers
– sueded pigskins
– vintage bound & unbagged mesh tongue
– Ventile smart fabric application
– 100% cotton old school laces
– aged EVA midsole unit
– custom propeller plane tongue label
– original polyurethane collar lining
Ventile is a British-made, densely-woven, 100% cotton, all-weather, breathable fabric. It was made popular in WWII by its application to flying suits worn by pilots who were required to bail into the ocean. Ventile is still used by tornado pilots with the RAF and NATO, as well as by Antarctic explorers and climbers of Mt. Everest.2 comments
Just got the blast from Hanon that they’ve released a set of the three “Flimby Heroes” Centenary kicks along with a book, stamp set and toys modeled after the three Flimby workers. This is limited to SIX sets only!
This weekend we launch a limited edition New Balance Centenary set.
New Balance celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2006 and to mark the milestone have released a commemorative footwear collection. This weekend in conjunction with NB we will be releasing six Centenary sets. Each will comprise of all three models – the M1500IB Ian, M670VD Victor and M577AS ‘Audrey as well as a special edition hardback book and all bonus accessory additons
The book is especially desirable as it is not available for resale but created solely for inhouse promotion. Released for the centenary and finished with a plush hardback cover it charts 100 years of the New Balance company. All footwear models are featured in detail as well as classic advertisements, company history, production and ethos, and striking archive photography from sporting events throughout the years.
The Centenary Set (6 pieces only)
• M670VD Victor
• M1500IB Ian
• M577AS Audrey
• Hardback Centenary book ‘Enduring Performance The New Balance Story’
• Collectable Playmobil toys
• Stamp Set
The sets will be priced at £239.95
For the first 3 orders we have a ‘3 widths mug set set’ set to give away.
The New Balance Centenary set will go live this Saturday November 11th at 1pm (UK)
Centenary (100 Years) Edition – 577, 670, 1500
Now available at Overkill Shop!
“Hard to believe that New Balance are celebrating their 100th anniversary since 1906. Due to this birthday New Balance is dedicating three limited editions to their three oldest employees. Audrey Stewart, Ian Byers and Victor Dixon are working in the New Balance UK factories in Flimby for more than 70 years now. That is why they are called the “Flimby Heroes” and are depicted on the inside shoe.
The three best shapes were chosen: 1500, 670 and 577. Each of them in the original colours and in their unique retro style. This is a true hommage to those who are working hard for the success of the quality brand.”
Each is limited to 1906 pairs worldwide.
1500 IAN BYERS
Ian Byers offers his services as a “toe and side laster” since 1982. Now one of the finest incarnations from the 1500 is brought by him to you.
NB 577 AUDREY STEWART
Audrey Stewart working for 25 years in the department for sewings and is the oldest employee. She would never have dreamt of being involved in this special way for celebrating the 100th anniversary. Now one of the finest incarnations from the 577 is brought by her to you.
NB 670 VICTOR DIXON
Victor Dixon as well is on board since 1982 and had the honour to create Bryn Robsons football shoes. Now one of the finest incarnations from the 670 is brought by him to you.
via Overkill Shop (thanks Oli!)1 comment