For the SoleBloc event in Glasgow on August 1st 2015, with New Balance Gallery being official sponsors, we decided to create a showcase of New Balance footwear, along with various pieces of New Balance memorabilia. Our aim was to have something for everyone, covering all things New Balance, with 250+ pairs, from vintage models, to collaborations, to the most recent releases. There was to be many shoes on display from some of New Balance’s most well know collaboration partners, such as the complete set of Hanon Shop shoes, and shoes from Solebox, SNS, and Crooked Tongues, as well as never before seen samples.
We never anticipated that our exhibit would turn out the way it did when we started setting up on Friday, but we are extremely happy with the outcome, and with the reaction of those who attended the event.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures, because there's lots of them!
As well as the main display, we had a number of cabinets surrounding it, so here are some pictures detailing what was inside.
Also, thanks to my good friends Mark Watson and Sean Taylor for providing me with the full New Balance x Solebox 1500 set which was absolutely amazing to have on display.
With New Balance stepping back into the football world, we felt it was necessary to have some football boots on display, as well as the most recent Visario pair, thanks to Joe Connolly for letting us borrow them.
The third and final cabinet was used as just a mixture of everything and anything, including some stunning vintage New Balance 997's.
The space at SWG3 which we used for the exhibition was absolutely perfect, and there was a particularly good view from the roof.
We provided everyone who swung past the event with an in person look at the recent New Balance MD1500 Deconstructed Size? Exclusives, and thanks to Krate&Co for supplying some boxes.
With over 250+ shoes on display, we didn't want all the pairs to get lost in the pictures of the full exhibition, so take a look at some detailed pics of various pairs that were on display below.