Todd Snyder's New Balance 57/40 'Stony Beach' Salutes Autumn in New YorkRelease: 4 November 2021
Todd Snyder and New Balance go way back. The eponymous menswear label have worked with the brand on everything from 990v3s to 992s and 998s, but in 2021 the partnership has focused on NB's latest lifestyle silhouettes – presenting a 327 'Farmer's Market' collection in July, and now heading out to Long Island for a new 57/40 dubbed 'Stony Beach'.
Inspired by the autumn afternoons on Long Island beaches that Snyder himself so cherishes, the 'Stony Beach' aims to encapsulate the feeling of that environment, from the cloudy skies to the surf, rocks and sand underfoot. This heady inspiration is accomplished by the shoe's mixing of ivory and vachetta leathers with three types of suede, ranging from shaggy longhair to subtle shorthair. The combo of materials provides a look that's both earthy and airy, and one that's topped off with clever details like '57' and '40' being split on the heel tabs, supple leather tongue tags and a clamshell pink outsole.
'We had seen great success with both our New Balance 'Pale Ale' and 'Dark Ale' sneaker collaborations, and when we started thinking about a third instalment in this hoppy trilogy, my mind wandered to that special feeling of being out on Eastern Long Island after the summer season has long passed', Snyder stated.
If you're looking to take a trip to Snyder's proverbial beach, you'll be able to do so on September 4 when the Todd Snyder x New Balance 57/40 'Stony Beach' releases on the Todd Snyder webstore for $160. It's limited to 750 pairs, so you'll want to act quickly!