In recent seasons, New Balance have been known for their strong archive collections, with firm favourites such as the 990 and 991 being popular with NB collectors and enthusiasts. Fresh for 2018, New Balance are introducing a new lifestyle shoe to their range. Sitting somewhere between the modern 247 and heritage classics like the 990, New Balance have released what they’re dubbing the ‘X-90’ – a contemporary, sleeker take on their classic silhouettes.
The X-90 could be categorised as a ‘chunky’ runner and a reconfigured take on the current ‘Dad’ shoe craze in some ways. With all the characteristics of classic archive silhouettes, the X-90 features typical New Balance craftsmanship, alongside contemporary detailing. After releasing the X-90 in the archetypal ‘grey’ colourway, the brand returns with two summer-ready, lightweight colour-ups. The first is constructed from tonal beige suede upper, and features a comfortable slip-on sockliner, perforated toe box for ventilation, debossed heritage branding on the sidewall, and a REVlite midsole for added lightweight cushioning. The second, slightly more technical looking release is constructed with a black mesh upper, with embossed New Balance branding on the sidewall, contrasting white laces and once again, a REVlite cushioned midsole.
Both colourways of the New Balance X-90 are available online and in selected size? stores now, priced at £120.