The 1300CL is simply classic, a pair I had been looking for and then suddenly popped up on a local auction website called Trade Me. In perfect condition too but without the box, you cant have it all though. Would love to have a vintage pair with the leather lining, dreams are free.
13 Days of 1300
There weren't many pairs of 1300s Made in England but the Flimby Pack is the cream of the crop, I am fortunate enough to have two of the three pairs. Both pairs are simply amazing and that is not an exaggeration. I really like both pairs and they are some of my favourite pairs in my collection. The shade of blue on this pair is something I haven't seen on another pair but it works so well.
Apologise I am getting a bit behind on days, the project was a bit more demanding than anticipated. Day 8 bring another pair from the National Parks pack, this pair really surprised me as I didn't like it at first. I was offered them at a great price and couldn't refuse but after having them in hand I loved them. I find the colour blocking really unique but it really works especially combined with the pops of blue.
It was late 2014 when I herd rumours online that these would be releasing early 2015, it then became top of my list for the year, I decided to make sure I had funds when the released. Release date came and I had become distracted with other "steals" that I couldn't resist and didn't have the funds for them let alone the $300 retail price I think it was. Resale prices on eBay went crazy and I have been patiently waiting for them at the right price, another Team NB member came through with a great deal and I was stoked to get them, thanks Lee. Now the search continues for an older pair.
As you can tell by these and the previous two I am a bit of a fan of teal, these M1300NW from the 2014 National Parks pack are bangers along with the rest of the 1300s from that pack. Enjoy.
Day 4 is perhaps one of the most famous and desired 1300s the M1300AR2 one of three pairs from the New Balance collaboration with Alife Rivington Club (ARC). I was at the first Loaded swap meet several years ago when a guy came up to me asking if I was interested in buying them from him, I did not but them on the spot but got his number. I ended up buying them about a week later for half retail which was a steal, I actually didn't have much of an idea back then of how valuable and hard to come by they are, now they are one of the gems in my collection. Still trying to track down the AR1 and AR3 for a good price.
Kicking off day 1 of 13 days of 1300's is the M1300GGO from the day tripper pack which released back in 2013. This was actually my first ever pair of 1300's and in the first 5 pairs of New Balance Ive owned so its only fitting that they are first up. Enjoy the shots and on feet clip.