ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
New Balance RC_1300 MS1300TE
New Balance RC_1300 MS1300TE
New Balance RC_1300 MS1300TE

Another New Balance RC_1300 Dons ‘Workwear’
Release: 28 September 2020

Following yesterday’s news of the New Balance RC_1300 being drafted to the ‘Navy’, here’s another colourway that puts on the ‘Workwear’ and prepares for a life of hard labour. Well, a relatively sedate life of pavement pounding, in any case.

Like the navy edition, this MS1300TE uses a similar mix of nappy suede and dense mesh on the uppers. Also like its dark counterpart, it goes for the two-toned look, with alternating shades of ‘Workwear’ and white on the suede and mesh panels respectively. Reflective accents on the heel tab and midfoot branding tie back to the silhouette’s running origins.

The RC_1300’s upper is fairly conventional, and stays true to its 1300 inspiration, but the new midsole unit is anything but old-school. It’s an ENCAP REVEAL model paired with ABZORB compound for the optimal blend of support and cushioning. This combination is also used on the similarly experimental 997S model, but the RC_1300 is slightly elevated by its use of a custom Vibram rubber tread pattern on the outsole.

Like all editions of the RC_1300 that have released so far, don’t expect these to sit long on shelves and in webstores. The ‘Workwear’ RC_1300 is out now from boutiques such as BAIT – act fast!

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