ARTICLE BY Ross Dwyer
New Balance TDS FuelCell RC Elite V2 'Steel Blue'
New Balance TDS FuelCell RC Elite V2 'Steel Blue'

New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio Channels the 1300JP on New FuelCell RC Elite V2 Colourway
Release: 6 August 2022

Style Code: MSRCELV1

Colourway: Steel Blue

The master craftspeople and creators at New Balance's influential Tokyo Design Studio are responsible for some of the brand's most cutting-edge lifestyle designs, but they're no strangers to crafting high-performance footwear as well. One of their designs that melds lifestyle flair and performance tech in equal measures is the FuelCell RC Elite V2, a high-speed silhouette that's just appeared in a familiar 'Steel Blue' colourway. ,

The 'Steel Blue' combo of grey and blue was made famous by one of New Balance's most highly-regarded (and highly-priced) sneakers ever, the 1300JP. Only released once every five years and priced in the $600 range, the 1300JP is widely viewed as the pinnacle of the brand's shoemaking expertise – and its colour scheme bestows a little bit of that prestige on the FuelCell RC Elite V2.

New Balance TDS FuelCell RC Elite V2 'Steel Blue'
New Balance TDS FuelCell RC Elite V2 'Steel Blue'
New Balance TDS FuelCell RC Elite V2 'Steel Blue'
New Balance TDS FuelCell RC Elite V2 'Steel Blue'
New Balance TDS FuelCell RC Elite V2 'Steel Blue'

Of course, the FuelCell interprets the 'Steel Blue' colour scheme in a vastly different fashion, with a 'Protection Pack'-esque torn upper that combines both grey and blue shades while also slapping giant logos on the toebox. Down below, cushy FuelCell foam midsoles house a carbon fibre plate for a snappy, responsive fit and feel.

Expect the New Balance Tokyo Design Studio FuelCell RC Elite V2 to release on August 6. It's pricy, but not as pricy as the 1300JP with an RRP of $220.

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