June 29, 2013
Here we have the first clear pictures of the UBIQ x New Balance 1600 “The Benjamin” collaboration releasing on June 29th. Ubiq, a sneaker shop located in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, is not new to collaborations. This time they have a pair of New Balance 1600 themed after one of the forefathers of this great nation and famed Philadelphia history: Benjamin Franklin. These kicks pay homage to a great leader and champion for “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”. And just in time for Independence Day too.
“The Benjamins” smooth exterior is composed mostly of suede. Holding true to its patriotic theme, the toe box and tongue are a vivid red while the heel is a vibrant blue. A hazel colored leather also accents small areas on the shoe with a speckled white midsole, blue laces, and a white lining. Look for these to release at Ubiq on the 29th (today), then other NB retailers in the close future thereafter.