New Balance XRCT “Phantom” is Available Now
Bodega’s New Balance X-Racer collaboration appears to have been an integral piece of New Balance’s plans for the Fall season ahead, with the collaborative cross-trainer kicking off a utilitarian-inspired line addition, the New Balance XRCT,. having already hit shelves in two colorful options this past month, the Boston-based brand are delivering something a little more typical of the category, and black and gum gearing dubbed “Phantom”.
Utilizing the X-Racer as a base, the reimagined silhouette does come with some major retoolings and outdoor-inspired colorways to boot. Construction-wise, uppers have been replaced for water-resistant ripstop, with durable leathers and nylons taking shape across the toe, mudguard, and heel. Heavy-duty lockdowns are delivered across the forefoot and ankle, with the former opting for tough twill, and the latter by-way-of an Air Jordan 4-esque wings. Speaking on the Jordan 4, the rear plastic tabs look eerily familiar, as does the rear midsole clip which takes on a similar shaped to that seen on the Air Jordan 6. Underfoot you’ll find a thick rubber gum outsole designed for premium traction in all conditions, and the build is complete with thick mesh tongues and outdoor-inspired rope laces.
Take in an official look at the New Balance XRCT “Phantom” here below, and with pairs already available at New Balance Canada, you can expect to see these Fall-friendly feets hit global NewBalance.com sites in the very near future.
Update 08.12.20 // After dropping in Canada back in July, pairs of the New Balance XRCT “Phantom” have just arrived here at NewBalance US for $100.
New Balance XRCT “Phantom”
Style Code: MSXRCTED
Where to Buy:
New Balance CA Available Now
New Balance US Available Now