Though New Balance proudly hails from the US (Boston, Massachusetts, to be specific), the athletic brand also has a factory across the pond, in Flimby, England. In fact, its Flimby factory is quite sizeable, producing about 30,000 pairs of shoes per week.
Sneakers from New Balance’s “Made in UK” series separate themselves from mainline New Balance sneakers through the quality of their materials and construction. While that comes with slightly higher retail prices, it’s an investment many sneakerheads looking for more refined footwear are willing to make. An added extra of New Balance’s “Made in UK” line of footwear is that the Flimby factory produces several heritage models, such as the iconic the 991 and 1500.
If you happen to looking for high quality, no-frills footwear options we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite UK-made New Balance sneakers below. With prices ranging between $135 and $209, our sneaker highlights include colorful renditions of the 1500 silhouette — perfect for making your summer last a little bit longer — as well as more neutral versions of the 991 and 1530.