Update: Teased back in May via an early in-hand look, GANNI and New Balance have unveiled their latest project as a duo — taking on the previously-spotted 1906R and the RC30 as well. Blending the two brands’ identities, the 1906R takes on a makeover in “Egret” and “Blazing Yellow” colorways. As for the RC30, it utilizes a bumblebee-esque black and yellow color combination with its signature ripple sole underneath. The 1906R launches on August 16 via GANNI and August 18 via New Balance whereas the RC30 is a GANNI-exclusive release at a price of $170 USD and $120 USD respectively.
Original Story: New Balance is making a statement this season within the realm of footwear collaborations as it has announced projects with the likes of Bodega and BEAMS in recent memory. And now to make things even more interesting, the Boston sportswear label is further contributing to its output with a new team-up with GANNI.
The new team-up is centered around the New Balance 1906 and serves as a follow-up to the duo’s 2002R offering that was released in 2022. Instead of going heavy on the branding for this creation, the women’s label opts to be much more reserved with its presentation by leaning on neutral tones with subtle bold accents. Mesh uppers and smooth leather overlays are styled in a crispy white hue and come accented by solid black trim, interior liners and flecked laces. GANNI then tosses a branded hit to the throat and strong pops of yellow accents to the heel tabs, “N” logos and the throat. Below, the midsoles are treated with a faint gray backdrop and notes of stealthy accents to complete its look.
Check out a closer look in the gallery below and expect these to drop in the coming months.
Elsewhere in sneakers, DTLR has announced its New Balance 2002R “Virginia Is For Lovers” collaboration.