Love these... especially the Chosen Few! Hanon (up in Aberdeen) have teamed up with New Balance to release 2 limited colourways that represent the Northern Soul movement. Here's what they are saying ::
Both the the 577 and 576 are classics and hold iconic status within the New Balance archives. Each Northern SOLE model is designed exclusively by hanon and assembled by the New Balance Flimby factory here in the UK. The colour-ways on each style pay homage to and refer loosely to some of our favourite Northern Soul patches as collected by the Soul boys from the clubs they visited.What I love is that Hanon continue to drop quality product from their base in Aberdeen. Shame the aren't nearer - they are what Dr Jives could/ should have been!
The upper application on each hanon 'Sole' shoe is a mix of luxury suede, leather and nubuck. Each style features parallel perf detail and is finished with plush pigskin lining. Both models hold their own as technical training shoes and include all of the attributes of the original styles including reinforced heel units and Encap and C cap sole technology.
The hanon Northern SOLE series is released as a strict edition of 120 pairs per style globally. A badge and hand numbered post card set featuring photography by Brian Sweeney is included with each pair.
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