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NEW BALANCE MADE IN UK MUST HAVES

Its been a few years since we last ventured up to the world-famous New Balance factory right here in the UK. Flimby, Cumbria to be precise, a 2hr drive north of Manchester beyond the mountains of the Lake District.
New Balance opened the Flimby factory back in 1982 when the UK had a rich heritage in footwear production. It's estimated at the time that circa 100,000 people manufactured shoes at the time. Today this is less than 4,000 people and New Balance is one of the few factories that continues the craft here in the UK.
The products that feature in the 'Made In UK' line are inspired by the traditions and heritage of the UK and this is one of the main reasons they resonate and appeal to streetwear connoisseurs across the globe.

Andy Okolowicz, Flimby Factory Manager

"We tend to use softer materials, generally, and a lot of our guys here have a lot of experience working with shoes. Some of them having been making shoes for 40 years so that shows through in the quality."

FLIMBY CLASSICS

The New Balance Flimby factory has become synonymous with certain silhouettes that include the sneakerheads favourite 1500. Sharing the limelight with this icon is also the NB576, NB770, NB991 & NB996 as integral models in there 28,000 pairs per year capacity.

Below is out shortlist of the best New Balance Made In UK right now.
8: Flimby is famed for the 1500 and this is an exciting hybrid featuring the 990 sole unit.
7: More 1500 goodness coming out of Flimby
6: Hybrid vigour as we seen two icons merge with the 991 upper and the 1500 sole unit.
5: The gene pool of the 1500 runs deep as a new silhouette joins the Flimby ranks.
4: Everyday wearable classic with the NB991.5
3: Enjoying the colour pops on this 991/990 hybrid
2: Both the colourway and mini branding look immense on this NB1530
1: Heritage runs deep as we celebrate the classic 1500!

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