New Balance are proud of their heritage and with two strong "homegrown" lines in the form of the Made in England and Made in USA branded products it's no surprise that the brand have created something quite unique to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the factory which produces the former.
The Flimby factory has been producing the Made in England line for the last thirty years and for the release of the anniversary pack, three of the factories "craftsmen" are immortalised in their very own model. Andy Mandle, Roy Bell and Billy Edgar are the three longest serving members of the Flimby team and each have given their own take on the 576 for the drop. All three builds look strong, playing heavily on the sheer quality of the craftsmanship and material without too much over complicated Tom foolery clouding the finish of the sneakers. All three come dressed in dark coloured leather and suede; olive, black, grey. Each pop's it's own individual bright to the lining and branding.
Gold lace locks engraved 1982 and 2012 finish the trio off nicely. Keep it locked for further release details as they come.