Next week see's the release of the latest collab shoe from New Balance Numeric, this time around joining up with our good friends at Welcome in Leeds. The New Balance Numeric x Welcome NM440 actually takes inspiration from Louis Le Prince, a Frenchman that moved to Leeds back in 1886 and is thought to have created the worlds first moving image. He experimented with cinematography and in 1888 patented a single frame camera, on which he captured people crossing the Leeds Bridge. Sadly he mysteriously disappeared from a train on a trip home to visit family, but this happened before he was due to demonstrate his new invention to the world on a planned visit New York. Such a little known yet incredible local story was the perfect source of inspiration for Welcome skate shops first footwear collab, especially as the bridge sits only a short walk from the site of the store.
Welcome and Numeric have taken the popular low top, Tom Knox approved NM440 silhouette, coming with a leather and nubuck upper in the same Tan colour as the York Stone flags used to build the Leeds Bridge. And then introducing Blue pops on the heel tabs and co-branded tongue label, with these colours taken from the detailed metal work and railings on the bridge. Other features of the NB 440 include, internal elastic tongue stabilising straps, leather New Balance 'N' logo, and a cushioned moulded EVA insole with photo print of Leeds Bridge paving stones. Which all sits on a sturdy cupsole, with a clean White midsole and Navy outsole. And then signing off this beautiful collab shoe with the French flag taping that runs down the length of the tongue.
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