Following the drop of the Highsnobiety x New Balance 577 yesterday, we take a deeper dive into what inspired renowned sneakerhead and designer, Hikmet Sugoer, to select the colors and materials he did for the project. In the video above, the Sonra founder outlines the concept behind the sneaker and gives some insight into the thought process [
Highsnobiety and New Balance team up once more, this time taking on the popular 577 silhouette to create a colorway whose story is closely linked to the model’s number. The design was inspired by the prime number 577, as well as the Ulam Spiral, which is a graphical visualization of prime numbers.
Though New Balance proudly hails from the US (Boston, Massachusetts, to be specific), the athletic brand also has a factory across the pond, in Flimby, England. In fact, its Flimby factory is quite sizeable, producing about 30,000 pairs of shoes per week. Sneakers from New Balance’s “Made in UK” series separate themselves from mainline New Balance sneakers through the [