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atmos x New Balance 996 - "Face Off 3"

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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