Stealth and GORE-TEX Combine on This New Balance 57/40
Shrouding its wavy midsole in darkness.
Aside from it being the holiday season, it’s also GORE-TEX season for many. Streetwear’s go-to brand for handling the elements, GORE-TEX and its waterproofing materials continue to elevate looks, partnering with fashion and footwear’s biggest names. In preparation for winter, New Balance leveraged GORE-TEX’s weather-resistant technologies with two 57/40 colorways last week. Now, it presents a “Triple Black” version that offers versatility in both style and weather preparedness.
This unassuming presentation of the 57/40 leverages its mixed material build to create a layering of black hues. Gridlines appear at its GORE-TEX-backed synthetic base while rough suede overlays are outlined on top. Unlike its preceding pack, the callout to GORE-TEX is tucked away at the heel, occupying much less space and emphasizing its minimalistic finish. Its rubber sole unit begins with the shoe’s signature wavy layer and is supported by a standard base.
To purchase a pair of the New Balance 57/40 GORE-TEX “Triple Black,” New Balance Japan has a full size run for sale at a price of ¥24,200 JPY (approx. $183 USD). Stay tuned for international release details in the coming months.
Take an official look at the pair above and for more in the busy world of footwear, atmos has revealed New Balance’s Lunar New Year collection for 2023, featuring the 2002R, 550, 9060 and 574.