Tapping its Japan-based collective once again - New Balance unveils its latest capsule by NB Tokyo Design Studio. Utilizing retro and modern aesthetics, the 2 shoes featured in this Summer 2021 Collection offer premium constructions and fresh designs. The Boston-based brand's Tokyo Design Studio draws inspiration from street & menswear fashion as well as technology in their latest creations.
Working atop one of NB's most iconic silhouettes, the 574, TDS gives it a dressy makeover layering luxurious smooth leather and pigskin suede overtop the classic mesh panels. A striking 'Classic Burgundy' contrast can be seen at the heel of the 574 while the often seen 'N' side logo's are remove subtly. Giving the 574 its dressed up look are a welted midsole (cushioned inside with EVA foam), and treaded VIBRAM outsole providing elevated style and usable traction.
Offering a completely different scope from the 574TDU, Tokyo Design Studio unveils its Niobem Concept 2, a technology-based 'sneaker-meets-sandal' silhouette. Covering most of the shoes upper is a breathable mesh material, that is matched by tonal suede overlays, as well as an 'Indigo' blue midsole. Showing off its high-tech features, the Niobem Concept 2 is seen tooled with a VIBRAM outsole for traction and grip on uneven surfaces. Finishing off the sneaker-sandal is an all-new buckle fastening system in place of a traditional lacing.
Release Info: The New Balance by Tokyo Design Studio Summer 2021 Collection is now available In-Store and Online.
Sizing: Men's Sizing 6 - 12 US / Women's Sizing 7.5 - 13.5 US
Price: $260 CAD
Following the release of its innovative TDS Niobium Concept 1 sneaker, New Balance’s forward-thinking Tokyo Design Studio now presents its latest run of running footwear in the form of the 1300 silhouette. Modernizing the classic 1300 running shoe via R_C sole unit upgrade, the few releases so far have mostly consisted of colorways designed from surplus materials, and the latest release is no different.
Arriving in two colorways, “Pigment” navy blue and “Workwear” brown, this two pack of MS1300’s uppers are made from materials sourced from the United States factory’s scraps, removing them from becoming excessive waste. The suede is paired with white mesh underlays and New Balance ‘N’ logos, while reflective 3M heel tabs complete the look.
Sizing: Men's Sizing 8 - 12 US
Price: $200 CAD