New Balance has made a name for itself for being good-quality designer sneakers that are a tad more affordable than some others on the market at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that they compromise on style. Recently, Creative Director at New Balance, Teddy Santis, has been remastering some of their OG designs to bring the 90s-infused aesthetic into modern fashion. Bringing the New Balance 650 a second half-life, New Balance has announced its latest colour palette with “Canyon” accents. Curious? Keep reading!
New Balance 650 “Canyon”
The latest design for the New Balance 650 “Canyon” is bringing back the OG-inspired colour-blocking aesthetic of the 90s in style. In true retro fashion, the new design maintains the typical two-toned colour-blocking aesthetic with a few peaks of grey. Still, most of the sneaker is dominated by stark, bright white. The bright white is clearly the dominant colour, as seen by its prominence on the toebox, the upper, the midsole, the laces, and even coming up the eyelets and the tongue label.
New Balance enjoys its heavily padded and perforated leather for the sneaker’s upper, which is illuminated by the contrast of the golden yellow hue of the “Canyon” colourway. The spots of colour and contrast draw your attention to the mesh heel. Finally, the “Canyon” colour makes the 650 branding at the forefoot and the padded mid-foot “N” logo pop, making it clear that this is a New Balance sneaker.
The outsole is a lovely combination of “Canyon’s” golden yellow/orangey hues and the same grey that features on select upper accents, with a little hint of white bleeding from the midsole into the tread.
These perfect sneakers exemplify where fashion meets functionality, making them great sports sneakers and appealing for those looking to look great in everyday life. It is also a great example that fabulous fashion doesn’t always need to cost an arm and a leg, as this designer sports label breaks its way into popularity amongst its long-standing competitors.
Release and Price
These sneakers have already been released overseas, in Europe specifically. However, we are still awaiting confirmation on a release date in America, let alone in South Africa. Stay tuned for the release date on these sneakers.
The estimated price for these shoes in the States is around $140 (R2,506.80 based on the exchange rate at the time of writing). However, please note that the price of sneakers here in South Africa is usually set by retailers and, luckily, doesn’t fluctuate with the exchange rate).
- Many sneaker brands are starting to bring back their older designs from the 90s, bringing the fashion and aesthetic back with their latest innovations.
- New Balance has jumped on the retro bandwagon. It is bringing back its colour-blocking OG designs, including its New Balance 650 with “Canyon” accents.
- This pair of sneakers is still predominantly bright white, with tiny hints of grey, and the rest of the sneaker has the namesake golden yellow “Canyon” colour.
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