New Balance has finally released a full photo of the shoe they’ve been teasing lately. After several photos alluding to different features, the mysterious shoe appears to be a skate-ready version of their Epic TR model. Made in England, the Epic TR is based on the ’90s New Balance Epic football (soccer) boot, but geared towards casual wear.
This red and gum colorway is a collaboration between NB# and UK’s Lost Art skate shop. If you’re outside of the UK, don’t set expectations too high, as these shoes will only be available in Liverpool, England in limited quantities on Dec. 3rd.
Football/soccer-inspired footwear has always maintained a functional relationship with skateboarding, and the popularity of Nike and adidas models over the last few years have us curious if enough interest might bring the Epic TR to a skate budget-friendly release. A good amount of support came quickly via various social media platforms and despite a high price tag ($159.99) on the New Balance website, the premium materials, and classic design may be beneficial to consider on both the consumer and production ends.
The only question to ask now is: would you skate these?