Fine Artist Joshua Vides Teases New Balance ColabRelease: 3 December 2021
Fine artist and designer Joshua Vides has taken to his Instagram to tease a forthcoming colab with New Balance. Though it's hard to tell exactly what silhouette Vides has collaborated on (his post only shows the shoe's midfoot) its large N logo and eyestay pattern indicate that it may well be a 57/40. Vides also revealed the shoe's box in a prior post, and it features a crate-like wood print plus special 'painted' details.
Known for his hand-painted, thickly-lined black and white objects and installations that seem to bring two-dimensional drawings and sketches into the third dimension, Vides' art has often stepped into the sneaker world. He first gained notoriety for his hand-painted Air Force 1s, wound up making shoes for LeBron James and Tinker Hatfield, and collaborated with Converse on the Chuck 70 twice: once for a retail release, the other time to accompany his art installation at MCA Chicago.
Vides' Instagram post was simply captioned '11.5.21.,' so it seems that his shoe will either release on November 5 or we'll simply be able to see it in full. Either way, keep it locked here for more info and updates as they're made available!
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