South African sneaker boutique Shelflife has partnered with local artist/designer Dr. Zulu to create a special edition New Balance 574, featuring a distinctive design inspired by South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, aka the City of Gold. Additional inspirations take the form of graphical elements paying homage to the region’s “Parktown Prawn” king cricket, as well as the yellow and grey hues reflecting the colors of the local train system, plus stylized diamond symbols standing in for traditional African tribal artwork. Premium touches include two interchangeable velcro “N” logos, an extra set of black laces, canvas carry bag and a rubber prawn keying. Check out detailed looks below:
Expect the kicks to launch through Shelflife on April 17, followed by a global release on April 2.