Shoe workers' sole tribute

New Balance has brought a tear to our eyes as the premier ‘Endorsed by No One’ brand. It has always refused to pay for celeb back-scratchi

New Balance has brought a tear to our eyes as the premier ‘Endorsed by No One’ brand. It has always refused to pay for celeb back-scratching, instead honouring its longest-serving staffers.The new range, incorporating the natty 1500, 670 and 577 styles, honours the stitching department’s Audrey Stewart, ‘toe and side laster’ Ian Byers and Victor Dixon.The series, entitled ‘Flimby Heroes’ sees a return to the original, retro and, if we may say so, devilishly cool grey/navy colour scheme and features a portrait of each valued toiler on the insole of each. Tomorrow: Stuff’s longest-serving journos get own iPod range.

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