I came across this gem at Meltz about two weeks ago, going for an unbelievable R199. With the current 50% sale, I imagine them going for half the original amount. I mean really, what's not to love about it besides the price? A canvas upper with a rubber sole, it's simplistic design begs for an even simpler outfit. How about a light blue cotton or chambray shirt and khaki chinos.
I've always been a fan of New Balance. From my very first pair of 801's in 1998 inspired by Stephon Marbury and Slam Magazine, I have always admired them. There has been a white sneaker released before, sometime in 2000/1, but the V45 is a stylish enhancement to its predecessor. From top to bottom this is about as stylish as sneakers can get. This is way better than anything ever released by fashion houses. I have read somewhere of a white party at the end of the year, the V45 would be a wiser choice to don as oppsoed to those popular white rubber soled loafers.
PG: Man to man, generation to generation.