New Balance Numeric x Lost Art NM22
Inspired by cultural cityscapes and Liverpool's architectural influence, the latest New Balance x Lost Art release welcomes a cobblestone inspired NB# 22 silhouette into the mix designed in partnership with Dave Mackey's Slater Street skate shop.
Paying homage to Liverpudlian architectonics and the city’s vibrant counterculture, this latest release follows in succession of 2016's Epic TR revival that welcomed a vibrant red remastering of the iconic New Balance Numeric silhouette in honour of the city’s rich football heritage and its cross cultural melting pot of influence that subconsciously brought about the fruition of the skate shop in 1999. Internationally renowned for their crocodile themed apparel and for their association with team riders such as Geoff Rowley, Chima Ferguson and fellow New Balance Numeric associate Tom Knox, Lost Art's influential legacy continues to inspire with edits such as their Discipline 99 and Long Awaited edits from their Sound Piece Series joined ceremoniously by accomplishments such as their Vans World Tour Demo from 2013 and their recent collaboration with Cardiff’s Spit and Sawdust.
Having collaborated with other independent skate shops such as Paul Rodriguez's Primitive, Hong Kong's 8FIVE2 and Manchester's Black Sheep Store on the 2016 released 'Black Sheep' 598's, New Balance Numeric is no stranger to the performative, skate-centric market. Borrowing all the good stuff from parent brand New Balance and evolving it to suit the needs of modern day skaters, New Balance Numeric's inventive intent and noted attention to detail are traits that continue to inspire with repeated signature releases from the likes of Jamie Foy, Tiego Lemos and Franky Villani undoubtedly honouring the brand's 'shoes that fit better, perform better' ethos and their commitment to certified cross-lifestyle contemporary appeal.
Dubbed a community hub for like minded individuals, locals and skaters of all backgrounds, Lost Art's latest collaboration with New Balance is styled with a Liverpudlian legacy ingrained into its creative silhouette. Featuring uppers crafted from premium brushed suede for increased hard wearing character and abrasion resistance, the New Balance NM22 Lost Art is a performative sneaker reinterpreted to host a classic colouring inspired by cobblestone pathways, stone cast monuments and gold foil intricacies spread across the city. An auxetic midsole keeps unexpected scuffs and scrapes at bay, whilst the mix match semi-translucent outsoles in shades of blue and auburn feature printed flagstone pathways beneath their traction orientated tread. The perforated exterior and interior facing quarter panels provide a well ventilated everyday wear, with the golden ‘New Balance’ debossed branding a testament to tradition across all NB# designs. Two miniature embroidered crosses detail the reinforced toe box for a touch of deconstructed charm, whilst the recessed 7 eyelet lacing system keeps the jagged edge ‘NB#’ debossed white leather tongue securely fastened across the arch of the foot. The padded ankle collar features gold stitch embroidered ‘LIVERPOOL’ and ‘MCMXCIX’ detailing that references both the cities’ aging bronze statues and the skate shops founding year, whilst the juxtaposing ‘NB# x Lost Art’ heel panels are mirrored by custom photo-illustrative insoles that display reference to the statue that decorates the George’s Dock Mersey Tunnel ventilation shaft.
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