Footwear brands across the globe are always digging in their archives to see what they can bring back, and New Balance are no different, however, we weren’t expecting this one!
For this re-introduction, New Balance have dived right into their archives and are taking us back to the early 90’s with the New Balance 878. This is the first ever return of the 878 and it arrives in an original colourway from a ‘1-to-1’ reproduction of the shoe.
The original colourway is a white leather and suede upper with black and navy accents, and a mesh underlay. There is also a very small addition of teal on the Abzorb midsole, and of course, some 3M thrown in on the selective heel logo. A very impressive shoe, which is definitely giving off those early 90’s running vibes.
New Balance ML878AAA –
The New Balance 878 doesn’t just arrive in one colourway though, we are treated to three more!
The second colourway is the New Balance ML878AAB, and it features the exact same material style on the upper, but this time it utilises white, royal blue, black and a vibrant orange, which creates a kind of NY Knicks inspired colourway.
Last but not least, and our personal favourite colourway of the three is the New Balance ML878AAC.
Rather than a predominantly leather upper, this pair is dressed in a mixture of lush grey and teal suede, and white leather, with black accents, mesh underlay, and yellow hits which really make this shoe pop. Now this is what I call a proper early 90’s colourway, got a real nice vintage feel about it.
All three pairs are available right now via New Balance, or simply click any of the images above.