Levi’s and New Balance Create The Ultimate Dad Sneaker

The two brands came together in celebration of the 35th anniversary of New Balance’s iconic 1300 sneaker

Levi’s and New Balance have joined forces to create the Levi’s x New Balance 1300 sneaker. Besides perfectly reflecting the history and heritage of these two historic American brands, the new sneakers are also part of the 35th anniversary celebrations of the 1300. Featuring both Levi’s iconic fabrics and New Balance’s iconic sneaker design, the Levi’s x New Balance 1300 perfectly blends traditional Levi’s materials and colors with the instantly recognizable silhouette of New Balance’s classic running shoe.

Even at a glance, it’s clear every element of this sneaker has been perfected. For instance, the Levi’s x New Balance 1300 features Levi’s Two Horse patch-tan suede and denim upper made from Cone Mills White Oak XX52 deadstock denim, which is a limited edition. This means that when this denim’s gone, it’s gone forever.

On top of that, Levi’s also added a woven White Oak label on the inside of the shoe tongue, a Levi’s Orange Tab on the left foot—complementing the branding on the insole—and a “Levi’s for feet” graphic on the orange sock liner.

To make it even more special, this particular limited-edition sneaker comes in a co-branded New Balance and “Levi’s for feet” box. Above all, for their footwear collaboration, both brands successfully highlighted elements of their own through one cohesive design.