December 17, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 5
Despite their reputation as among the leaders in Japanese collaborations, New Balance has managed to stay at arm’s length from the trend toward utilizing wild animal prints over the past year. A couple pairs of the rarely seen P485 classic basketballer are the only thing keeping that statement from being more of a complete generalization, but perhaps we’ll see more feral designs when the calendar rolls over to 2012. They’d have a bit of momentum if the timing is right, now that this brand new Frapbois x New Balance ML574 has hit the scene with black-on-white spots that’s somewhere between a cheetah and a dalmation. This pair really pops with its yellow sockliner and outsole, and you can even choose yellow laces to really emphasize the eye-catching appeal. Click through to see more angles and jump on the chance to get this Japan collabo from a retailer that ships worldwide, Sweden’s SNS.