ARTICLE BY Amber De Luca-Tao
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Stray Rats x New Balance 991

Official Release Date: Stray Rats x New Balance 991
Release: 10 December 2021

News on this release was originally published on December 7, 2021

Update December 8, 2021: After its Stray Rats-exclusive drop on December 10, the Stray Rats x New Balance 991 will also hit the New Balance web store and select global retailers on December 17. Both pairs draw their colourway inspiration from vintage robot and mech figures, were made in the UK and will be priced at $250.

Hot damn! The end of 2021 is quickly looking to be one for the books, as dozens of releases look to slip in right before the year is up. Up next is none other than Stray Rats' incoming collaboration with New Balance and their 991 model.

Many have kept their eyes eagerly peeled for this previously pending drop, and now the wait is finally over (well part of it), as an official arrival date has been pencilled in. The love affair between the New York label and NB is ongoing, with this 991 following on from the previous duo of hot pink and mossy green 574s, the 'Sewer Stomper' 827s, and also those 990v3s. If anything has become synonymous from the brands' joined efforts, it's the fact that the results are nothing short of attention grabbing.

We received a first look at this latest colab earlier in the year, with some rather lo-fi – yet on-brand – images doing the rounds online. The images didn't reveal much at all, which only served as an even greater catalyst for its already building hype. Built in premium nubuck and suede, one pair features hits of purple, brown and green, while the other has been dressed in black and grey, but not without a dash of complementary purple – naturally. Topping it all off is that reflective 3M goodness.

Anticipate the Stray Rats x New Balance 991 pairs to release on December 10.

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