New Balance‘s Tokyo Design Studio has returned with its latest release, this time revealing an asymmetric and colorful take on the RC_1300TF. The sneaker itself takes inspiration from the Japanese proverb “not seeing is a flower,” and is designed to reference the idea that imagination can be far greater than reality.
Celebrating this theme, the sneaker features a number of imaginative twists on classic New Balance design elements. The stand-out feature is the asymmetrical color palette, which ranges from “Oatmeal” and “Marigold” panelling to darker blues and greys. Other premium features include an upper of suede with leather overlays, leather tongue labels and Tokyo Design Studio branding on the footbed.
In other New Balance news, Casablaca’s Charaf Tajer recently discussed his collaboration with the brand.