The 9060 is a groundbreaking design from New Balance that combines exaggerated elements of the famous 990 line like its ‘sway bar’, with some help from the 860v2’s N-ERGY midsole to create a motion-packed upper bursting with life. Finished with a tongue badge that shouts out the jeweled ABZORB forefoot of the 991, leave the 23andMe kit at home because we won’t be needing it today.
Now even though the top block is enough to cause a sensation, with its retro-futuristic mood, the 9060 really comes alive in its departure from the archive, into uncharted territories. Built from scratch, the exoskeleton-like outsole is steeped in severity; but like the good kind. Instead of taking the easy route, NB takes the road less paved, making a statement with their prominent pods, which draw influence from off-roading and on-runway…ing.
With the Bodega x New Balance 9060 “Age of Discovery,” the Boston-based imprint tapped into NB’s latest model, leaving an early imprint on this seismic silhouette’s timeline. Using the palette of our 990v3 as a launchpad, we dive into different kinds of blue – Mr. Davis would’ve for sure rocked these – to create a pale splash that emphasizes the texture and form of the upper. From suede shades to big mesh pores peeking through, the more you look it over, the more there is to excavate. Not to mention, for their supporting role, there is Oscar buzz for the muddy earth tones which also double as some textural relief. Christened with intense purple plastic eyelets, medial and heel embroidery, and a jolt of highlighter yellow on the tongue, these unexpected hints were key in activating the whole colorway.
Pairs are set to hit Bodega’s official webstore from 12 noon (ET) on December 10 on a first-come, first-served basis; a wider release will hit NewBalance.com on December 15; A restock has now been confirmed for May 5th, 2023.
If you’re planning on picking up a pair on the day, make sure you head to our dedicated New Balance Release Dates Calendar to set yourself a reminder for the drop.