Made in England: New Balance M991 GL
We take a quick look at another gem from the legendary Flimby factories, the New Balance M991GL – Made in England. The Made in England stamp is a sign of quality that most of the sneaker community recognizes. New Balance has been known for their craftsmanship for a very long time.
Their locally produced footwear comes with the promise of high-quality materials and an organic design process. This M991GL is a prime example of how the brand approaches its footwear manufacturing. The 991 is just one piece of New Balance’s rich history in the runners game.
When the world first lays eyes on these revolutionary sneakers, they’re greeted with elite footwear. Perhaps more importantly, New Balance was known their hefty price tags. Models such as the M991 were out of reach for most people who weren’t elite athletes or sponsored runners.
Today, they hold a somewhat different significance. Less in the performance domain, the M991 is the subject of a cult following. Having said that, this icon has also made its way into pop culture every now and then. Rappers such as Action Bronson love the shoe for its quality, shape, and numerous color options.
Here, we see one of the more modern iterations of this shoe in the M991GL. The Grey shade is a classic choice for New Balance – most runners in the N series debut in this particular hue! The depth of this aesthetic is brought to life thanks to the use here of some premium materials. The upper comes with plenty of layering of pig skin suede.
Under all of that quality is a mesh base that makes for a comfortable and dynamic fit. Underfoot, ABZORB cushioning keeps the midfoot protecting on every stride. This is one of those colorways that reminds us of Flimby’s knack for releasing absolute bangers. Cop your pair now at END. Clothing before they’re all swept up!