FOOTIE FIRST: New Balance x Paul Smith's Football Capsule Collection
Text by Justin Ng | Photos courtesy of New Balance & Paul Smith
New Balance 576 Trainer
New Balance 576 Trainer
New Balance 576 Trainer
FIFA Quality Pro Destroy Football
FIFA Quality Pro Destroy Football
FIFA Miniball

It’s that time of the year again. The 2018 FIFA World Cup, held in Russia this year, begins tonight with countries fighting for a place in history and an opportunity to hoist that remarkable trophy. This time of the year is also when bets get made, arguments get chippy and the going gets tough. Everyone wants to win, which is why Paul Smith and New Balance are collaborating to launch a limited edition capsule collection of trainers and footballs so that you’ll be the one who comes out on top. The men’s New Balance 576 Trainer, designed and made in England, is bathed in black luxurious Kangaroo leather uppers that is otherwise reserved for slight accent details. While others only get a pinch of the material, your feet will be completely draped in it, giving you both the comfort and stylistic edge you need to take the trophy home.Behind the New Balance “N” logo tapered neatly onto the side of the sneaker, is a heel counter accented boldly with Paul Smith’s Signature Stripes. The distinctive colours and stripes simply give the New Balance shoe an additional flare that beats out the rest of the competition in terms of style and aesthetic. Plus, it’s exclusive only to Hong Kong, so while everyone else may be glory-supporting Spain or Argentina, you’re real with what you have and looking even better being the original. Also attached with the shoes is the FIFA Quality Pro Destroy Football, dyed with a mixture of colours and stripes that you’ve come to recognise from Paul Smith. Predominantly a light baby pink, the football is enveloped with colours of blue, beige, red and yellow that stands out on a field of green. Of course, engraved in the middle is New Balance’s sleek white logo, a visually stimulating masterpiece that perfectly complements the shoes. If that isn’t enough to make your competitors cry, the collection also offers a MiniBall, just to “playfully” spite the ones that don’t have what you got. With this array of tools at your disposal, all bets are off.


StyleRich Paul might not be as cash rich as the players he manages (LeBron James and Anthony Davies) and his girlfriend (Adele). But that hasn’t stopped the sports super agent and king maker for getting his own pair of signature ... Read More
StyleIf you’ve not been updated on Jaden Smith news since The Karate Kid, well, you’re about to be in for quite a surprise to find out that in 2020 the 22-year-old has become quite a fashion maverick and a perpetual ... Read More
StyleShe may not be a household name outside of her homeland unlike previous T Factory collaborators Alessandro Dell’Acqua and Alber Elbaz but Maiko Kurogouchi is about to earn her place in the spotlight. The 35-year-old Japanese founder and designer of ... Read More
StyleYes, it’s possibly the luggage you might never own. And chances are, you might never even see this iconic aluminium storage lying restless on an airport’s baggage belt because it’s just too good for that. A Rimowa and Supreme luggage ... Read More
StyleBy now, Macaulay Culkin is probably a frequent guest at your home without you even knowing it. (Not that he is physically present although he could be too if you’re pals with him. We don’t rule anything out.) His hit ... Read More