New Balance, a brand known for its Made-in-USA products, has a beer-inspired Made-in-UK collection set to hit stores Sept. 1.
The fall ’15 release will feature three styles from the Boston-based brand with a “Real Ale” theme, a nod to the traditional way to make beer that is prevalent in British pub culture. The classic models of New Balance sneakers used for the pack are the 576, 1500 and the CT300.
Although the names of the beers used to name each shoe are fictional, each shoe is inspired by authentic British ales, including Indiana Pale Ale, amber ale and dark stout or porter. The shoes in the pack have some commonalities, including pigskin uppers with perforated details, the “Real Ale Pack” logo on the tongue and ale-branded inserts.
The fictional names of the three shoes in the pack are the 576 Ye Old Flimby Prime, the 1500 The Cumbrian Red, and the CT300 Chicken Foot IPA.
The 576 Ye Old Flimby Prime features a predominantly black upper with brown accents and a white-and-gray outsole. The 1500 The Cumbrian Red features a maroon and navy blue upper with white-and-gray outsole. And the CT300 Chicken Foot IPA features a mustard yellow upper with navy blue accents and a white-and-navy blue outsole.
The sneakers will retail for $160 to 250.