New Balance and Concepts are join ing forces once again, and for this latest go-round, the two brands eschew the former's classic runners for a new silhouette, the limited-edition MS066, designed in the New Balance Lifestyle Design Studio in Tokyo, Japan.
The unique MS066 is mounted on a 3D printed midsole, which was first introduced with the New Balance Zante Generate. The shoe leverages selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, a 3D printing process which converts unique powder material into solid cross sections, layer by layer, which is then attached to a garment knitted upper featuring seamless, double layered construction. Stable heel construction and a supportive midfoot, both borrowed from the New Balance 990, are complemented with a leather heel counter, heel pull-tab and black reflective details on the collar. Assembled at New Balance's factory in Lawrence, MA, the MS066 is limited to just 40 pairs, available exclusively at Concepts. Retail is set at $349.95, and the shoe is offered via raffle starting November 3rd at Concepts NYC.
The kicks are accompanied by two matching apparel pieces, both made with one-piece/double layered whole-garment construction. There's a pullover with a high neck and reflective black yarn details, twinned with a legging and short combo featuring a neon drawstring and internal mesh with quick dry technology.
Release Date: 11/5/16 (Saturday)