Tokyo Design Studio’s Next New Balance 1300 RC Pops Up in Pastel Suedes
New Balance’s commitment to it’s Tokyo Design Studio has been a key influence on the brand, and likely the reason why the brand has moved ahead in leaps and bounds in the market in the past 18+ months. The adventurous project has lead to the Boston-based brand implementing more adventurous palates to their traditionally grey-clad silhouettes, retooling old icons like the 997 to reemerge as futuristic/classic hybrids, and adding all-new audacious silhouettes to their mainline. As a result, the brand has not only widened its market but has flexed a kind of creative guile that not many footwear brands can currently lay claim to. Now the studio looks to its next big project, the New Balance 1300 RC.
After the first looks at the silhouette came by-way-of KITH founder Ronnie Fieg, the silhouette has reappeared in a mismatched Easter-like palate of soft-colored suede. Whilst Fieg’s “Forest Green” flexed a traditional mesh and suede build, this new release opts for a clean undyed and perforated suede upper, capped at the toe by rich navy suede overlays. Vamp overlays arrive in a muted lemon and pastel mint on the right and left shoe respectively, with the colors flipped at the heel. It’s not all suede up top, though, with debossed premium Vachetta tan heel overlays and tongue tags adding the finishing touches to the retro 1300 upper. Underfoot is a new ENCAP EVA split-sole unit that arrives in a timeless white and black combo. Capping off the design is a beige wrap-around heel clip and Tokyo Design Studio-branded insoles.
Take a look at this mismatched suede New Balance 1300 RC Tokyo Design Studio in detail below, and expect these to roll out at select NB houses around the globe very soon. With a release date and store list to materialize shortly, make sure you’re following our official Twitter account for all the updates.
New Balance 1300 RC Tokyo Design Studio
Release Date: TBA