The first collaboration on New Balance’s updated 990v5 model sees the American brand utilising the iconic patchwork aesthetic of Engineered Garments. Sharing a focus on premium craftsmanship, this coming together produces three mismatched pairs with no detail overlooked.
With the underfoot remaining unchanged and keeping the all-important ENCAP® technology for street-ready comfort and support, the upper is where the partnership come to fruition. Finished in New Balance’s best-in-the-business grey and wearing a breathable mesh upper, overlays of premium leather, suede and nubuck – in various textures and finishes – appear throughout and vary between each pair. As a finishing touch, each shoe is secured with a different lace – one cotton and one waxed.