Sneaker Spotlight: New Balance x La MJC x colette “Vivre Sans Temps Mort” 1500

New Balance x La MJC x colette “Vivre Sans Temps Mort” 1500

The New Balance 1500 is a favorite model for fans of the brand. The sneaker model is the favorite choice of many allowed to work with NB on the collaborative side as well. So popular, in fact, that two brands worked together on one edition of the sneaker. Famous Parisian boutique, colette, and creative firm La MJC put their collective minds together for their special model dubbed  “Vivre Sans Temps Mort,” meaning Life Without Dead Time in French, made famous by protesters during the May 1968 France protests.

New Balance x La MJC x colette “Vivre Sans Temps Mort” 1500 uploaded by hiyopiiNew Balance x La MJC x colette “Vivre Sans Temps Mort” 1500 uploaded by hiyopii

The design of the collaborative 1500 paid tribute to a site familiar to #sneakerholics, Wesoldout.com. The site was created by both La MJC and colette in the mid-2000’s and is now used to feature La MJC’s All Gone yearly book. The 1500 was created in the famed New Balance Flimby factory meaning shape and quality craftmanship were a focus. The design is very simple letting the materials do the talking. Buttery, soft suede dominates the upper, while premium leather is used on the ankle surround and tongue, as well as the inner liner. The insoles were created with “Vivre Temps” imprinted on the left and “Sans Mort” on the right side. A collaborative effort that was delayed multiple times, this release was and still is one that New Balance 1500 fans look for in their collection. Is it a part of your collection?

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