This is my favorite collection and collaborations to come out of the year 2009. Alife and New Balance got together and :
“Built on the classic New Balance M1300 silhouette, the ARC collection celebrates a heritage style that was first introduced in 1985 as a premium technical running shoe. The 1300 features simple patterns, a long tip, one piece saddle and a PU Encap outsole for comfort. Designed to evoke the archetypical 1980s jogger, the ARC collection is available in three material and color combinations-teal/grey, all-over teal and white with small teal pops of color.”
“The materials selected follow our core classic Made-in-the-USA heritage. Pig suede on the tip, saddle, and foxing plus jacquard knit meshes are the staples used on many of our domestically-made classics”
– Steve Cusick, product developer for New Balance.
The shoes have been produced in the USA and will be available for purchase at every Alife retail store and rivingtonclub.com