Over the weekend, we previewed an upcoming collaborative sneaker between Japanese label nonnative and American brand New Balance on the latter’s 996 heritage running shoe. Now we have official images ahead of the release.
Switching up the usual fine suede and mesh material combination on the upper, this colab instead uses premium nappy suede and heavy twill canvas. Another distinct feature is the alternate NB logos embroidered into the mid panels and pre-yellowed faux vintage look. Reportedly, elastic gussets attach the underside of the tongue to the base of the shoe, for additional fit options.
As previously covered, this is an exclusive release at a select number of Japanese retailers on July 27.