BAPE Apparently Have a New Balance 57/40 Collaboration Incoming
Following their fairly limited New Balance 2002R collaboration, Japan’s BAPE are supposedly back with the Boston brand and are expected to release a couple of takes on the 57/40 model. This fairly new silhouette inspired largely by the 574 has been a contemporary core of the NB offering, perhaps in the shadow of other popular models, but with BAPE on board, perhaps it will get some time in the hype heat.
These images are currently doing the rounds on the Internet, and reveal just about everything that needs to be known. The complex layered uppers means all sorts of crazy colours can be applied, but this duo is pretty restrained. Well, at least the black, grey and white pair is, with those colours spread evenly across the suede and mesh upper, and a bit of BAPE camo shows up on the big 'N' logo. The shark motif appears on the heels of both pairs, and it looks like they’re reflective too.
Meanwhile, the other pair is actually quite colourful, even by BAPE standards. Pink, blue, orange, yellow, and magenta are just some of the shades on show, then that’s met with more camo on the Ns. Thankfully the remainder of the upper and midsole is white to break it up a bit – a smart move considering they’re mismatched shoes.
Stay tuned to see what comes of these brazen BAPE x NB shoes.