SAMPLE New Balance Boylston Trading Company Frank the Butcher BAU Liberty Freedom 1600
Unreleased Samples from the cancelled Liberty, Justice, Freedom Collection.
Both size 9.5, Worn ONLY for photo shoots, so like new but yes not DS. These are one of a kind and truly amazing quality and a collectors item.
Here is what Frank had to say about the cancelled release a while back:
“I went to work and the “Liberty, Justice & Freedom” 3-shoe project was born. “Liberty & Justice” was to have a normal distribution situation with the “Freedom” slated to be released as a Friends & Family only shoe…
Amazing selections of leathers and suede were presented to me and I chose incredible materials. Straight butter. My design incorporated a star emboss motif (my favorite feature!) that was executed near flawless on the first round of samples.
Now this is when things took a turn. In November 2011, the unfortunate news was broken to me that due to some misunderstandings and Boston retail politics, arguably my best project to date had to be cancelled. Relationships, other’s insecurities and red tape became the death of an amazing, well thought out and beautifully executed project.Believe me I was fucking mad and extremely disappointed.”