Sneakers - December 3, 2018

New Balance 1500LE

Kevin Kosanovich

Kevin holds a Ph.D. in American studies and is an expert in American cultural history and hip-hop. He is the Senior Content Manager at StockX.

The New Balance 1500LE is the final “Made in USA” 1500 from New Balance.

New Balance bans visible branding on their shoes, except on rare occasions, and the New Balance 1500LE is one such exception. This version was made for the now defunct retailer Just For Feet. Not only was the New Balance 1500LE the first 1500 collab, but it might also represent the first-ever New Balance collaboration.

The 1500LE was released alongside a 1600 Just For Feet collab. Both collabs included branded dustbags.

For an in-depth look at the history of the New Balance 1500 check out our deep dive here.

For our exclusive interview with Matt Kyte, the man behind the New Balance 1500 archive, go here.

Check out all things New Balance 1500 on our marketplace here.