It’s no secret that Junya Watanabe MAN is all for collaboration. The Japanese brand has shown its versatility across several link-ups, with recent highlights coming with Stepney Workers Club and even Oakley Factory Team. However, New Balance has continued to be a close collaborator of Junya Watanabe MAN, and this latest sneaker release follows a slew of refreshing NB Rainier, 574, and 379 iterations.
Now, this new design to come from the Junya Watanabe MAN x New Balance partnership presents two fresh takes on one of New Balance’s sleekest silhouettes. The RC30 is New Balance’s take on an experimental edge on functional minimalism; it draws inspiration from the original NB Trackster silhouette and features curved sole ripples, a stretched “N” logo, and a mixed material upper that combines nylon and suede.
Coming in two colorways of “Orange/Burgundy” and “Yellow/Blue,” the sneakers also include a foam padded nylon tongue with co-branded labels, while the customary New Balance branding can be spotted on the overlays, sides, and insoles.
You can check out the new Junya Wantanabe MAN x New Balance RC30 collaboration above and the sneakers are available to shop via select retailers now.
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