Available Now: New Balance 1500 "Slate" (M1500SBW) and "Burgundy" (M1500PRW)


In the last 6 years Flimby made a move to improve quality and reinforce the toe box of the 1500, the problem is it created what is now known as the "cliff" toe box. This has resulted in many people being disinterested in 1500s and opting rather for the great shape of Made in USA 1300s or 998s. But it looks like Flimby have been listening and recent 1500s seem to have improved the shape, especially seen in these upcoming pairs in Burgundy and Slate. This is really exciting for the die hard 1500 fans like me and great to see that a big company like New Balance still listens to their consumers. Look for these to be more widely available in the coming weeks: