NEW BALANCE 1300 x PORT ROAD x MY WIFE & KICKS
CUSTOM BY DART CUSTOMS
I recently featured my New Balance Made in UK and USA collection at Pac Heat 13 which also consisted of a sneaker swap meet. I felt it the perfect time to reveal this 1300 that has been along time in the making. I approached the DART Customs team early in the year to create the shoe I had designed along with packaging.
Inspiration stemmed from the original line of Port Road Stamped Tees which released in navy, burgundy, grey and cream. I opted for a simple colour blocking with a mainly navy upper staying true to both Port Road and classic New Balance design.
The base shoe was the M1300MD with Dan from DART redying the entire upper, painting the synthetic details and white lettering and finally the cream midsole. It was a massive task and his attention to detail and finish is second to none. I added a few details myself such as the custom insole with Port Road label, dust bag and lace bag. Finally the box was made up by my good friend Pete and myself and laser work done by Bevan from the DART team along with the custom hangtag.
I am really happy with the way the project turned out, the 1300 is my favourite model and to have a 1 of 1 custom performed to this level is priceless.
At the event we also released 13 limited edition packs which contain a Port Road x My Wife & Kicks Tee, Dust Bag, Lasered Tag and mini sneaker print of this shoe. Packs are available for purchase here.