The British coastline might not have the sparkling white sand of Hawaii, or Okinawa's crystal blue water, but there is something rather charming about its faded glamour. The Solway Firth in Cumbria, in particular, has bucket loads of melancholic romance; the waters are rough and grey, the heavens more often than not are clouded over, so it's impossible to determine where the sea ends and the sky begins. It is is bleak and beautiful, a bit like how one imagines that Heathcliff might look on the inside.
Little Sis' snap of The Solway Firth - as it was a clear day, you can see Scotland in the distance
New Balance are currently paying homage to the once grand Victorian seaside towns with the limited edition M577GBL and M577NBS. Manufactured in Flimby -- a little town on The Solway Firth and the home of the UK New Balance Factory -- the 577 Seaside Pack trainers have deckchair inspired striped lining and a helter-skelter tongue label; with either sunshine yellow or rock pink accents, the trainers are perfect for tramping along England's rugged coastline. Unfortunately only in men's --and girl Hobbit-- sizes, the Seaside Pack is available from April.