This season, Stone Island and New Balance Tokyo Design Studio come together to rework the RC Elite, with material experimentation placed at the forefront.
Stone Island and New Balance’s Tokyo Design Studio share similar qualities: both are renowned for their innovative and research-driven design approach. This season, the two come together to celebrate that.
It’s the footwear label’s RC Elite that’s brought under the spotlight, and it’s very much a performance runner at its core. The sole, for instance, comes with a carbon fibre plate and a layer of FuelCell foam, which work together to propel you forward during high-intensity runs.
Stone Island’s love of textile experimentation comes into play at the uppers, too. They’re made using super lightweight, 3D-knitted mesh and detailed with cut-out leather overlays — which feature co-branded logos printed between — to really drive home the bold aesthetic.
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