Recycled Textiles Transform the New Balance 992Release: 24 June 2021
The New Balance 992 may have been touted as a top-of-the-line performance runner when it debuted in 2006, but its market placement 15 years later sees it firmly as a casual king. Already an immensely comfortable sneaker thanks to a slew of cushioning tech, NB are making the 992 even cosier with some choice textile inserts.
Spinnex is a new recycled polyester material that is comprised of 30 per cent textile waste, which is used on these 992s in place of its usual mesh inserts. The material occupies a large part of the top portion of the upper across the toe box, forefoot and ankle quarters. While a tasteful shade of beige that NB are calling ‘Raw Silk’ imbues the supple pigskin suede that’s long been associated with the brand, and makes up the rest of the upper. The two-toned midsole accentuates the upper and also reminds wearers of the dual-density foam compound that cradles the 992’s ABZORB tech. A third contrast colour comes in the form of ‘Maple’ brown, which is expressed on the upper tongue portion, heel tab, and rubber outsole, an element that is usually plain black. Finally, a hidden detail is cork-topped insoles that are alluded to by the subtle 992 tabs in the same material.
This women’s 992 is available now directly from New Balance.