Ball and Buck Discusses New Balance Collaboration



“As a neighboring company still making products in the USA, we jumped at the opportunity to partner with New Balance. This project, the New Balance X Ball and Buck US574 combines the iconic silhouette of the 574 in the classic grey colorway with the hunting inspiration that runs through all Ball and Buck products. The end product incorporates the Original Ball and Buck Camo in 10oz duck cloth as well as hunter orange accents on the heel and footbed. As this first launch is limited to such few shoes, we wanted to make it extra special. With that, all 176 pairs of this launch come with a vintage 50cal ammo can and a numbered brass plate indicting the number of the shoe in the series. Both New Balance and Ball and Buck are very happy with this project and look forward to the next chapter in our growing partnership.” – Mark Bollman, President and Founder of Ball and Buck

On September 27th, we’re about to see a new collaboration hit shelves that’s sure to send sneaker aficionados into sky high ebay bids, lenghtly lines around the blocks, and excessive blog postings in order to score these new kicks. New Balance joins forces with New England’s most wanted Made in USA brand, Ball and Buck, to create the New Balance X Ball and Buck US574, a limited editon sneaker infusing hunting influences (such as Ball and Buck’s Proprietary Camo in 10oz duck cloth and pops of blaze orange that cover the heel and footbed) bringing Ball and Buck’s inspiration of “classic on the outside | hunter on the inside “to life. The New Balance X Ball and Buck US574 first release of 176 pairs (chosen to reflect America’s independence in 1776) is outfitted in a limited edition keepsake vintage 50cal Ammo Can affixed with a hand stamped numbered brass plate.