New Balance is head and shoulders above the competition in terms of quality and construction. Moreover, they continue to develop a wide variety of styles in the USA and the UK. And because of its presence in Japan, the company has upped the standard even further. Previously gleaming classics like the 1300 through that nation’s celebrated craftsmanship. They are currently employing the same strategy with the 327 for 2022 and raising the silhouette’s bar significantly.
For this 327, M. Lab, the studio in charge of the M1300JPJ in 2020, is again in charge. The best Tochigi leather that has been manufactured in Japan ever since late 1930s, was chosen for the shoe’s construction. The material is used for practically every component, from the foundation itself to the large “N” emblem, and it should weather to a distinctive patina over time. Then, to match the midsole’s and nearby laces’ lighter finish, a “MADE IN JAPAN” logo is sewn onto the tongue.
See below for a closer, more thorough look at the New Balance 327 “Made In Japan” the NewBalance.JP raffle. Sadly, JP has just concluded, and the winners will be revealed on October 15.
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New Balance 327 “Made In Japan”
Release Date: October 15th, 2022
Men’s: 71,500 Yen
Style Code: MS327JPN