ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
WTAPS x New Balance 992
WTAPS x New Balance 992
WTAPS x New Balance 992

WTAPS Uparmor New Balance 992 Collaboration
Release: 1 May 2020

Did WTAPS just take first prize for best New Balance 992 collaboration of 2020? The Japanese streetwear monolith has gone full mil-spec on NB’s flagship runner with army green and olive drab. These are very necessary.

Blending suede, nubuck, and mesh, this is a super-functional and fitting take on the already practical 992. It’s supremely in line with WTAPS military aesthetic, with never-before-seen two-tone olive and white ABZORB soles, and a sick orange forefoot hit. The best part, though, may just be the custom WTAPS embroidery on the heel tab in place of the usual 992. There are even some hints of 998-style embossed pebbled leather on the heel and tongue. Details, details, details.

Now, it’s gonna be an extremely tough release to cop. So far, they’re due to release on May 1 at the following stores, which are all in Japan. Call your plug, cash in some favours, or find a genie’s lamp. You’ll need it. They'll be online drops or phone orders, so that may mean Japanese residents only.

WTAPS ONLINE STORE
HOODS SENDAI 022-723-6681 (Telephone mail order) HOODS KANAZAWA 076-265-6990 (Telephone mail order) HOODS NAGOYA 052-243-3278 (Telephone mail order) HOODS OSAKA 06-6537-0822 (Telephone mail order) HOODS HIROSHIMA 082-545-3204 (Telephone mail order) HOODS MATSUYAMA 089-934-8771 (Telephone mail order) HOODS FUKUOKA 092-738-5366 (Telephone mail order) DSM GINZA
RON HERMAN (Release date TBD)
UNION TOKYO
United Arrows & Sons Online Store
New Balance Official Online Store (Japan)

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