Long before this recent run of joint ventures that New Balance has struck with assorted battery mates, the Boston-based sneaker brand was relatively stingy with respect to collaborative releases. The latest such project finds New Balance working with one of those few early collaborative partners — atmos — who typically finished New Balance silhouettes with fairly outlandish colorways. While still striking, this latest makeup is more subdued than past efforts, featuring a CM996 model representing the last installment of the “Face Off” design trilogy. The shoe uses a combination of materials and textures, treated to a mostly black and white colorway accented with a purple lining and green speckled midsole. Look for the kicks to drop in December through atmos.
Release Date: December 2012