New Balance and Casablanca’s XC72 Is a Celebration of Retrofuturism

1 December 2021

Charaf Tajer’s Casablanca reunites with New Balance this season, with the two reworking the XC72 from a refined angle.

New Balance x Casablanca XC72 - UXC72CBF
New Balance and Casablanca joined forces for the first time in 2020, marking the debut of the 327: an experimental shoe heavily inspired by the footwear label’s vast archives. The two are back together again with another rework of the XC72, continuing that bold, retro-inspired approach seen in their inaugural capsule.
New Balance x Casablanca XC72 - UXC72CBF
Perforated Leather Uppers
The shoe is heavily inspired by the retrofuturism of vintage concept cars, evidenced by the angular design lines and exaggerated features — the most notable being the sole, which is chunky, extends onto the toes and comes detailed with asymmetrical tread.
New Balance x Casablanca XC72 - UXC72CBF
Asymmetrical Tread
The sneaker’s materials, details and colour palette showcase Charaf Tajer’s luxurious, yet relaxed, approach to design — they’re cut from a mixture of suede and perforated leather in various white hues, then detailed with tennis-inspired co-branding at the tongues.
New Balance x Casablanca XC72 - UXC72CBF

Release information

New Balance x Casablanca XC72

White & Grey