It promises to be a big summer of football, and fashion designer Paul Smith is marking the occasion by teaming up with New Balance to produce a unique boot and balls.
Celebrating 30 years of New Balance’s 576 trainer, Smith has made use of his iconic stripe design, which is present on the tongue, heel counter and insole of the boot.
The classy-looking boot combines a leather upper with a super-flex nylon sole plate, which provides maximum comfort, as reported by Smith’s website.
Paul Smith has teamed up with New Balance to produce a striking new football boot
Smith shows off one of the three footballs he helped design in collaboration with New Balance
One of Britain’s most renowned fashion designers, Smith was made a royal designer for industry in 1991 and was knighted nine years later.
As part of the collaboration, New Balance have also produced three limited edition balls. Each ball sports the colours of Smith’s signature stripe.
The first of the specially-produced balls is leather and includes an embroidered New Balance logo, while it has been hand stitched.
The three footballs all make use of Smith’s signature stripe and are unique in their design
Smith designed three balls including a leather one with an embroidered New Balance logo
Meanwhile, the second ball, known as Furon Destroy, is FIFA quality and has many modern features such as a microfiber surface to reduce drag.
The third ball, known as the Furon Miniball, is a collector’s item version of the second ball.