From the ground up

When first released in Japan earlier this year we already gave you a look at this sneaker, but since it is only now arriving in the US, we give you some more background on the New Balance 576 “Purple Rose”.

Inspired by the purple roses found in the garden of the Versailles Palace, the 576 embodies royalty. Purple Rose features purple velvet lining representative of opulence and grandeur, white silk embroidery detail inspired by the landscape and layout of the palace gardens and gold accent stitching on the tongue signifying royalty. Furthermore, the white leather of the shoe is representative of the pure and indomitable spirit of Kings.

Moreover, the rose has a long-standing reputation as “a special gift”-a fitting choice for a shoe celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The Purple Rose 576 is a limited edition offering previously only available in Japan. Purple Rose will be available in the US beginning on May 15, 2008 and will retail for $95.00 in select stores nationwide.

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