Carhartt WIP, a brand revered for its utilitarian aesthetics, has carved a quiet yet noteworthy niche within the sneaker dominion. Its collaborations with stalwarts like Nike, Converse, and New Balance have eloquently expressed a confluence of rugged workwear sensibilities with contemporary footwear design. Following unveiling their first collaborative endeavor in 2022, Carhartt WIP and New Balance are again amalgamating visions to usher in a collection exuding a raw, athletic essence. Named “Sculpture Center,” this capsule is a homage to the grassroots gyms nestled within neighborhoods, heralding the relentless spirit of ‘no-frills, no shortcuts that reverberates through the pulse of these local athletic havens.
Central to this collection is the 990v6 silhouette, a canvas where Carhartt WIP's robust ethos meets New Balance’s celebrated MADE in USA craftsmanship. The “Sculpture Center” iteration of the 990v6 is a poignant narrative articulated through mesh and suede, enveloped in a color palette that resonates with Carhartt WIP's signature workwear aesthetics. It's a visual narrative where the dusky hues entwine with the meticulously crafted silhouette, reminiscent of the earnest environment of neighborhood gyms where sweat, grit, and ambition fuel the air.
Sources suggest that the Carhartt WIP x New Balance 990v6 “Sculpture Center” will be released on October 20.
Stay tuned for updates.