2017 marks thirteen years since HANON and New Balance first collaborated. This year, they continue their enduring relationship with a brand new project on the New Balance 520, an archival runner originally launched in the 1970’s.
Taking inspiration from their geographical roots, HANON pays homage to the North East of Scotland and its well-known history in North Sea fishing. Aberdeen Harbour is the oldest existing business in the UK with a history that spans almost 900 years, and further north in Peterhead, there is the largest white fish and pelagic (mackerel and herring) port in the UK. Throughout the years, towns and communities in the North East of Scotland were established and built around fishing with some settlements dating back to the Medieval Times.
The “Fisherman’s Blues” edition of the U520 captures the spirit of a bygone era where superstitions and myth carried weight as seafaring men leaned heavily upon omens and luck to secure a safe return from the hardships of fishing in the North Sea. HANON reimagine the classic 520 running shoe, drawing inspiration from the nautical theme with a marine based colour palette as the upper is executed in an array of sea blues and executed in a plush leather application, with perforation details throughout. Additional detail appears across the shoe by way of a dual branded leather footbed, as well as a HANON branded leather hang tag.
The HANON x New Balance U520HNF “Fisherman's Blues” will drop exclusively at Shelflife on Saturday the 23rd of September for the retail price of R1899.00
Sizes: UK7.5, UK8.5, UK9, UK9.5, UK10, UK10.5, UK11.5