Elevating classic design with a utilitarian touch, WTAPS and New Balance continue their collaborative voyage.
Continuing their 990 project from last year, New Balance and Tetsu Nishiyama's WTAPS return with a fresh version of the fabled silhouette - the 990v2. Diving into the legendary sportswear brand's favourite colour - grey - this tonal take on the lifestyle sneaker taps into the influential Japanese brand's utilitarian vision.
A subtle style, this Made in USA sneaker offers a premium take on New Balance's classic running aesthetic. A quieter collaborative release when compared to last year's output, the 990v2 elevates subtle style with high-quality materials and a distinctive twist on the instantly recognisable silhouette.
Constructed with plush suede leather, mesh panels and tumbled leather details, all dressed in a palette of grey, embroidered branding adds further flavour to the retro runner, while ABZORB cushioning underfoot completes the model for a boost of comfort and support.
Supplemented with a selection of apparel, WTAPS pay homage to New Balance's history as a bastion of American sportswear. "USA" chest prints and embroidered branding add a further dose of quiet charm, cultivating an aesthetic that celebrates sportsmanship, athletic aesthetics and the two brands' combined influence within the world of streetwear and beyond.