As part of the #EpicTRProject, the second store which we will focus on is Hanon Shop of Aberdeen, and given the design inspiration of the model itself, they have used football as their design inspiration for the New Balance Epic TR.
For all those who aren’t aware of the brand new Epic TR, let us give you a little bit of history.
The Epic TR is a based on the original upper design of the EPIC football boot, which was originally produced at the Flimby factory in the 90’s, and was a pinnacle performance boot at the time. The transformation of the EPIC football boot into the Epic TR sees the upper stay close to the original design but with a modernised look, and a brand new rubber cupsole to compliment the upper.
HANON have a dedicated page over on their site for all things Epic, so take a look at it here and read on below.
With the Epic TR and it’s very obvious football relationship, it’s hard to take your mind elsewhere, so this is where the inspiration for our design comes from. Football is such a massive thing in the UK and across Europe, and in the UK there’s a passion for clothing and footwear that embodies a look which is unique, so HANON wanted this collaboration to have a quintessential terrace feel to it, something that you would find at any football ground throughout the country.
HANON’s premium ‘Terrace’ edition of the Epic TR features an upper which is executed in a mix of rich earthy tobacco and mushroom pig suede, offset with a vibrant blue pig suede around the collar and heel tab. The Epic TR is finished off with tonal stitching throughout, a large white leather ‘N’ and it sat atop a clean newly designed rubber cupsole.
The New Balance Epic TR x HANON “Terrace” will launch in-store at HANON on Saturday, June 11th.