My Spring Fling with New Balance’s 460 Sneakers
Though I'm quite fond of the number 420 (or the date 4/20 or the time 4:20) for reasons that should seem fairly obvious, the number 460 is very quickly growing on me. And it only took these flossy, funky and fly New Balance sneakers for me to embrace a new magical numeral trio.
The women's New Balance 460 kicks, which hit stores this month, are available in five colorways: black/white, silver/hot pink, silver/blue, white/pink and white/green. The streamlined silhouette gives these shoes a more refined and elegant vibe, while the materials used and the basic stylistic elements stay true to the paradigms of sneaker design. The uppers are constructed of mesh and jacquard, which are then off set through the usage of either metallic or patent leather trim.
I'm completely smitten with the subtle-yet-chic black/white kicks — they make me think of the walls at the Lisbon Hotel in Portugal or the picaresque outfits worn by French mimes. Who knew black-and-white sneakers could look this good?