New Balance XC-72 “Storm Blue” Set For September 18th Release

New Balance XC-72 “Storm Blue” Set For September 18th Release

There’s a familiar feel to the New Balance XC-72, a sneaker that has recently debuted but is rife with energy. It draws parallels to the widely-loved 327 silhouette, a sneaker that shares similar sportswear DNA. It should come as no surprise that both were both the 327 and XC-72 were designed by the same person — Charlotte Lee — and both were catapulted into favor through Casablanca. But before we get the opportunity to get our hands on that collab, New Balance has an in-line release on the way — and it’s expected to hit stores next week.

The pair’s use of blue mesh and blue suede with aged-look sail accents immediately evokes memories of classic 70s trainers. Split black and gum rubber outsoles further the nostalgic feel, all while bringing a contemporary touch. Modern too is the pair’s bright yellow tongue and toe stripe which, when played off the light blues and sails, brings a Summery vibe. There’s a pop of bright blue at the heel to counter the opposing yellow, though it’s quickly stopped by an oversized black suede heel block.


After releasing at select retailers in Europe last month, a Stateside release for the New Balance XC-72 “Storm Blue” for September 18th. If you’re planning on picking up a pair on the day, make sure you head to our dedicated New Balance Release Calendar to set yourself a reminder for the drop.

New Balance XC-72 “Storm Blue”

EU Release Date: August 20th, 2021
US Release Date: September 18th, 2021

Style Code: UXC72BC3
Retail: $120

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