New Balance 1500 Trainers in Black & White. One of New Balance's most iconic running models, the retro 1500 returns again this season. Hand made in their famous Flimby factory in England with only the most premium materials, the 1500 is a perfect example of New Balance's ingenuity. A soft nubuck upper is contrasted by mesh panelling, with red leather detailing around the ankle and laces adding subtle but effective touches. Signature New Balance branding can be found embroidered to the sides, tongue and heel.