Artist Louis De Guzman Brings His Signature Palette to the New Balance 574Release: 7 December 2021
Chicago-based fine artist Louis De Guzman has joined back up with New Balance and Foot Locker's Greenhouse incubator for a second go-around with the famous 574 after an inaugural colab in 2020. De Guzman's latest effort on the classic silhouette sees him utilize his signature colour palette and geometric detailing for an extension of his In Between the Lines painting series.
Ice blue, soft periwinkle, rich red and vibrant neon pink all make an appearance on the upper's suede panelling and are centred around a black lateral quarter panel. This quarter panel's logo features a tonal take on De Guzman's In Between the Lines graphic print, while on the medial side a grey quarter offers up a salute to the New Balance 1500 with grey suede and a smaller embroidered white logo.
Looking into the shoe's inner workings, the insoles feature a full-colour iteration of De Guzman's graphics – which are also replicated on the custom shoebox. The shoe is also accompanied by a small capsule of collaborative apparel, which includes tees, shorts and hooded sweatshirts.
'Being able to apply [In Between the Lines'] body of work and subject matter towards the colourblocking and tooling of the 574 has been a humbling process', says De Guzman. 'The journey is truly the best part of accomplishing our own goals and aspirations'.
Expect the Louis De Guzman x New Balance 574 to release exclusively on the Greenhouse app on December 7 before arriving at Foot Locker, Foot Action and Champs on December 8. It's priced at $85.