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New Balance x Hanon 520 'Fisherman Blues' Release Information

2017 marks thirteen years since HANON and New Balance first collaborated. This year, they continue their enduring partnership with a brand new project on the New Balance 520, an archival runner originally launched in the 1970’s.


Taking inspiration from our geographical roots, HANON pays homage to the North East of Scotland and its illustrious history in North Sea fishing.


Aberdeen Harbour is the oldest existing business in the UK with a history that spans almost 900 years, and further north in Peterhead, there is the largest white fish and pelagic (mackerel and herring) port in the UK. Throughout the years, towns and communities in the North East of Scotland were established and built around fishing with some settlements dating back to the Medieval Times.