New Balance‘s classic running silhouettes are rarely the subject of an all-encompassing makeover — consider the subtly-tweaked New Balance 1530 that the American sneaker giant debuted for the 1500’s 30th anniversary. For the second iteration of New Balance’s
Using the Fresh Foam More as a design base — a new cushioned silhouette in New Balance’s performance-driven Fresh Foam sneaker family — 23-year-old Apprentice designer Adara Dillabough created the
Offered in two bright iterations, both PRJ 2.0 silhouettes sport a beefy white midsole, with a gradient-hued geometric pattern printed directly above. A grid pattern informs the breathable upper, sitting beneath panels of lightweight mesh and white/pink leather, depending on the colorway. Running across the upper, a strip of branded New Balance tape offers a graphic complement to the tongue, executed in either black/pink or orange/pink/beige with yellow laces. Tonal pull tabs make it easy to slide on the progressive running shoe.
Most recently, New Balance teamed with thisisneverthat for a seasonal running capsule.