Japanese fashion brand Urban Research focuses on producing items that compliments the wearer rather than making items that chooses its wearer. Designed to bring out the personality of the wearer in a more basic style that transcends to everyday wear. Within the Urban Research is a sub brand Urban Research iD that bears the concept of work/military based identity that is pushed with unique ideas. All of the items within this brand is a special edition or collaboration projects that will only be available at limited outlets.
With that in mind they have produced the exclusive 1700 model by New Balance. Combining sports taste with pop aesthetics that is dominated by black base color and accented by mint green highlight colors. White midsole breaks up the two key colors used. The upper is made with oiled suede which brings out character to the upper the more it is worn. Insole is revised to the original spec from the first release of 1700 for a retro feel. These are scheduled for mid May release and pre orders are currently happening at Urban Research online shop.