LEVI’S X NEW BALANCE M1300CL “ORANGE TAB”
By relaunching one of its flagship models : the 1300 JP a few weeks ago, and in full celebration of the 35th anniversary of this same silhouette, New Balance has teamed up with the most famous jeans brand in the world : Levi’s, to offer us a collaboration called “Orange Tab”.
This shoe was created in ultra limited quantities, due to the rarity of the denim used on its upper. Indeed, the NB 1300CL has a Cone Mills White Oak XX52 upper. This fabric has become an unavailable product since the closure of its factory in 2017. Cone Mills White Oak has therefore died out after 112 years of service to the American textile industry. White Oak XX52 denim was notably used to produce Levi’s 501 jeans.
The pair consist of an upper in Cone Mills White Oak fabric but also features Levi’s Two Horses tanned beige suede elements. Leather details can be found on the “N” logo and on the heel.
The New Balance M1300CL x Levi’s “Orange Tab” will be available on 26th March 2020 at New Balance and in a small selection of stores worldwide.