Louis De Guzman is continuing an eventful year by revealing his second 574 collaboration with New Balance. The Chicago-based fine artist first collaborated with New Balance on a colorful 574 that released in October 2020, and for his second go-around he’s opted for a more muted palette plus special branded details.
De Guzman’s latest 574 is centered around a black N logo on the lateral quarter that’s embellished with a tonal version of signature “geometric abstraction” print. Behind this strike of branding sits a black leather panel, while the forefoot combines a black mesh toebox with a lilac suede mudguard. Heels take on a soft seafoam-toned suede, collars add bright red suede and heel tabs match the black leather build of the lateral quarter.
Moving to the lateral side, the quarter diverges from its counterpart by swapping black leather and patterns out for signature gray suede and an outlined N logo often found on the New Balance 1500. A black heel clip provides texture and stability, while ENCAP midsoles use three tones — black, white and cream — to add more detail. Black rubber outsoles finalize the look.
Expect the Louis De Guzman x New Balance 574 to hit retailers this September, per an Instagram caption from the artist himself. A MSRP has yet to be announced.
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