Salehe Bembury, renowned for ushering Crocs into a fresh era as the Creative Director of the Pollex Clog collection, is once again capturing imaginations. This time, the Tribeca-born design maven has teased the fashion-forward crowds at Paris Fashion Week with a glimpse of his potential latest creation in partnership with New Balance.
Taking to social media, Bembury showcased a duo of reimagined New Balance 1906R releases — dubbed the "Heat Be Hot" pack. This new offering is an artistic departure for Bembury, whose previous designs leaned more towards a monochromatic theme.
The upcoming New Balance 1906R presents an audacious design aesthetic. The sneaker features a vividly chromatic gradient across its mesh base, transitioning from a glowing yellow at the toe cap to a bold crimson red enveloping the heel. This exuberant use of color is a refreshing take compared to the understated hues in his previous works.
The classic running silhouette also incorporates greyscale elements that imbue it with a touch of sophistication. The sole unit and other overlays on the upper exude a sleek and lively metallic silver, providing a stunning contrast to the multicolor base.
The second colorway, peering through from the back, shows an equally audacious effort in orange, Blue, and Purple.