Throughout spring 2023, New Balance has been generating a substantial amount of noise in the footwear sphere thanks to its avalanche of collaborations with the like of Aimé Leon Dore, Joe Freshgoods, Junya Watanabe and more. And as the season rolls along, the Boston sportswear label is now reverting our attention back to its inline category to reveal one of its latest football-inspired makeups: the New Balance 574 “FC Tokyo” colorway.
Inspired by the professional Japan soccer club, the kicks are predominantly done up with brighter neutrals so that its team-inspired accents can do most of the heavy lifting. Crisp white leather makes up the base layer’s toe boxes, side panels, heels and “N” logos, the latter of which are accompanied with lighter gray borders. Accents that reference the J1 League team’s kits are dispersed to each side in mismatching fashion as they land on the “Tokyo” hits situated along the lateral heels, laces and lower heel molds. These same colors arrive in striped fashion across the tongue banners and faded heel graphics that are slightly faded in tint. Furthermore, FC Tokyo team emblem charms come paired with the kicks.
New Balance Japan is dropping these on April 29 for ¥16,500 (approx. $121 USD).
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