"new balance running shoes continue to make impressive strides in the performance and collaborative spaces, launching a brand new signature shoe with Kawhi Leonard, and recently linking up with one of the world’s hottest fashion labels, Casablanca.That’s not to say the sneaker stalwarts aren’t supporting some of their more perennial models, the latest colourway of the NB 990v5 proving an impressive rendition of their fifth-iteration NB 990.
Back at it again, the pair have decided to go for the new balance 574. They’ve worked on it before, plastering the chunky boy in a hiking aesthetic and a very tasteful lighter grey. Sitting under the eYe Comme des Garçons Junya Watanabe MAN banner, the NB574 has been decked out in a full-blown black-on-black patent leather look. Contrast arrives via the white tongue branding and insole detail. Watanabe has also debossed eYe onto the heel.
futurelonging.com are known for their indigo-drenched denim and textile creations that have occasionally dipped into the sneaker world. While Coststore are a Shenzhen-based boutique who are leading the sneaker and streetwear scene in China. These two entities have been enlisted by New Balance to rework the recently revived 2002R model, as already seen by the likes of Salehe Bembury and Invincible.
new balance schuhe Built on a base of classic suede and mesh, there are plenty of nods to the shark theme. The most obvious feature is the large pointed teeth graphic on the heel tab of both shoes, followed by the crashing wave image behind the translucent N logos. A hidden but thoughtful detail is the Shoe Palace insole logo that’s been reappropriated into a shark shape.