Following up on April’s New Balance Japan designed Super Team 33 Series, New Balance USA linked up with New Balance Europe to develop the third installment of the Super Team 33 series, the New Balance Super Team 33 1400 Fanzine Pack. The “Fanzine” Pack consists of 3 Premium New Balance 1400s that pay tribute to Fanzine Culture, a
“nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular phenomenon for the pleasure of others who share their interest. Fanzines, often created with scissors, paste and staples, and written on a typewriter, are known to have played a crucial part in communication within European youth sub culture in recent history.”
The New Balance Super Team 33 1400 Fanzine Pack is set to release one month from today, July 20th, at all Super Team 33 accounts around the world at a $200 retail price per sneaker.
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The Fanzine 1400’s feature a combination of premium full grain leathers and intricate printed materials. The rich, supple premium aniline leathers used on the shoes were selected to represent the high quality of the collection and the New Balance brand. The punch perforations in the vamp and midsole symbolize the heavily inked dots the period key on old typewriters would leave when typing onto fanzine paper. The shoe colors were chosen based on the most commonly used fanzine paper stock – fanzine writers typically use brightly colored paper stock as the type/text itself is always black, so red and blue paper is often used to give the fanzine a more colorful, high quality, eye-catching appearance. The “do it yourself” nature of fanzines is incorporated into the ST33 shoes through a variety of languages, illustrating the global nature of the collection and the fanzine concept.