Feature | New Balance Connoisseur

Tuesday October 21, 2014

The New Balance Fall 2014 Made in USA collection pays tribute to Great American Novels and the authors who wrote them. The collection captures the essence of Americana themes of westward expansion, New York City, the sea and the battlefield. These themes were muses for many iconic authors and key touches of each inspiration are showcased through unique materials, colors and details.

The 574, 990, and 1300 all appear in typically fall-appropriate, refined colorways, constructed to the highest standards in the USA.

Connoisseur Authors 574 

The 574 pays tribute to the great American authors and their timeless classics. The classic suede/mesh New Balance silhouette features a glow-in-the-dark “N” logo, “USA” heel stitching, and outsole. The details feature distinct accents reminiscent of the sea.

Connoisseur Authors 990 – Catch 22

Based on the the novel by Joseph Heller, the 990 captures the essence of military life and the adrenaline of the battlefield with colors reminiscent of bomber jackets and fighter jets. The sneaker features high-quality suede and mesh and a Vibram outsole, plus an airplane graphic on the insole that further hints at the inspiration.

Connoisseur Authors 1300 – Moby Dick

Another one inspired by Herman Melville’s classic tale, the 1300 is a sneaker with a story and style. On the outside you’ll find a mix of premium nubuck leather and mesh, and on the inside you’ll find even more details that hint at its maritime muse. The classic NB silhouette features dark grey nubuck leather with teal accents that recall seafaring tales. On the inside, a scrimshaw printed insole exemplifies the inspiration behind the shoe.