Hong Kong model, singer, actor and founder of lifestyle brand Common Sense Shawn Yue can now safely add “sneaker designer” to his resume with the launch of his collaboration with New Balance on queue to drop this Saturday. Using the MRL996 Revlite, Yue and NB use the classic silhouette of the 996, but updated with some of the brand’s modern sneaker technology, including more lightweight and mininmalist foam used in the off-white soles to go with the all-over suede make up. The Yue version also features a few Common Sense-inspired design details, including CMSS locks and tips on the white laces and dual branding on the matching inner liner. The pack, which is offered in four OG colorways – blue, yellow, grey, and red – will be releasing from select New Balance flagship stores beginning this Saturday, July 27. Continue after the click to see more shots and to watch a video that gives more insight into the design of the collab.
Shawn Yue x New Balance MRL996 Revlite
Release Date: July 27th, 2013 (Saturday)