The next big trend after chunky dad sneakers looks to be another unlikely aesthetic. A couple of years ago, sneakerheads wouldn’t have casted a glance at those technical trainers. But now they’re all the rage among those who look for something different. And with the New Balance X -RACER, the Boston brand is all in with a brand-new model.
While pretty much every sneaker actually stems from sports backgrounds, you can still easily tell lifestyle and performance shoes apart. The X-RACER definitely falls in the latter category, combining design cues from two archival jogging silhouettes. With its breathable mesh upper and ABZORB sole unit, the shoe provides lightweight wearing comfort at excellent ventilation. Suede overlays, X-RACER branding on the tongue and the signature “N” logo on the sidewalls complete the look.
With its performance-inspired design and tasteful colorways, the X-RACER is a welcome variation in NB’s extensive catalog. Riding on top of a wave that’s still ascending, we’re excited to see how the silhouette resonates with the sneaker community.
Release Details – New Balance X-RACER
The New Balance X-RACER launches in July 2019. It drops at NB stockists like asphaltgold, where each colorway retails for 100 €. Stay tuned for an exact release date soon.
For a more extravagant upcoming NB release, also check out the size? x New Balance 990v5.
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