atmos got together with Tokyo's cult toy store SECRET BASE for a triple brand name collaboration project with New Balance. The M996 model was chosen as a base to build the Golden Tiger M996. Inspiration for this project came from wild tigers and the gold/black color scheme is striking to the eye without being too flashy. Graphics on the tongue and insole is designed by SECRET BASE and the toe and heel sections are detailed with subtle gray tiger stripes. Gold splatter pattern is incorporated in the black midsole mirroring the gold accents and N logo on the side of the sneaker. Elastic straps fasten the tongue and this enables the sneaker to be worn without shoe laces. For those who purchase this pair, there is a chance to win a custom designed tiger figure made by SECRET BASE. These are scheduled for release on late November and atmos will be taking pre-orders from November 1st on their stores and online shop.