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In 2024, New Balance is set to introduce the next chapter in the evolving narrative of the 1906R series with the launch of the New Balance 1906U.
The original 1906R silhouette, which emerged as a runner in the early 2010s, has enjoyed immense success, aligning perfectly with the prevailing trend of mesh-based runners that have become central in both fashion and sneaker culture. Building upon this momentum, New Balance has explored various iterations, such as the 1906D, which drew inspiration from the aesthetic of the beloved Protection Pack found in the 2002R model. The 1906U represents a continuation of this creative journey, introducing fresh elements while staying true to the core design principles of its predecessors.
One of the inaugural colorways for the New Balance 1906U is this Bone/Multi-Color release, pictured here for the very first time. This model retains the overall shape and silhouette of the 1906R but introduces innovative paneling and enhanced branding details. The sneaker boasts a multi-textured upper featuring various leather panels that embellish the toe area, layered over a netted base. The predominant color theme for this release is a creamy hue, accentuated by stylish blue highlights that outline the iconic "N" logo on the midfoot and the TPU heel counter.
Further enhancements include additional paneling on the midfoot, distinctive "Running" branding on the tongue, and the incorporation of ripstop and other premium leather elements. The sole unit draws inspiration from the revived 1906R, borrowing elements from the New Balance 860v2. It showcases a harmonious blend of cream, pink, and green, complemented by a black rubber outsole, resulting in a well-balanced and fashion-forward finish.
Enjoy a first look at the new model below, and expect to see the new 1906U model released in several colorways in early 2024.