This is a special version of the third in Microzine's New Balance Stingray trilogy, concisely called "F**ked Up." Based on a 576, the Stingray III is made of navy leather with special stingray fabric accenting the logo and heel tip. As the name suggests, they are then literally f**cked up by New Balance so they arrive with that pre-scuffedâ€”yet newâ€”look. The box has been designed by Liverpool studio JUNO, which is best known for coming up with the now-unavoidable cover of the Arctic Monkeys' debut album.
Only 60 of this style are available, exclusively at Microzine, and they drop tomorrow, Saturday 26 August 2006, priced at Â£90.