​New Balance have collaborated with Liverpool to create a special edition version of their SMU Roav shoe, which pays tribute to the club as well as the city as a whole.


The sportswear company are in their fourth and final season of being the club's official kit supplier, although New Balance have actually been creating Liverpool-specific items since 2011.

Their latest release is a special edition version of the SMU Roav shoe, which has been made in collaboration with Liverpool and will be released on 12 November.


"New Balance has collaborated with Liverpool Football Club to create a special edition SMU Roavshoe, inspired by the 2019/20 third shirt which pays tribute to the city of Liverpool," New Balance said in a press release.


"Arriving in Phantom and Tidepool colours, reminiscent of the iconic Liver birds that look over the city and out to sea. The shoe’s insole features the same pattern as theRed’sthird jersey which celebrates Liverpool’sstreet signs."


The club's third kit this season was designed to pay homage to the city's infamous Liver Birds - a symbol of Liverpool which is believed to have originated by King John in 1207 - as well as iconic street signs.

There's also a signature of club legend Bob Paisley OBE on the back of the neck.


"It’s always special to pull on the Liverpool shirt," Trent Alexander-Arnold said about the shirt when it was released at the start of the season. "The fact this one is a celebration of my city and the streets I grew up playing in, makes it even better. I can’t wait to wear it on the pitch."


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