April 4, 2013 BY Aaron Hope
New Balance hadn’t issued a brogue-embellished sneaker in nearly five years, and overnight our expectations double with word of another Far East collaboration. INVINCIBLE and X-Large avoid direct confrontation as the former’s 1400s get to play the male lead opposite a forthcoming X-Girl x New Balance 574. They’re not officially connected, though one can’t help but notice the similarities in these two dark suede styles from Japanese imprints early this week. This X-Girl 574 sets itself apart with star-shaped punches and varsity-block text on the laces, and will arrive in May (further symmetry here with Mother’s Day, while INVINCIBLE’S hits in June for Father’s). Stick with Sneaker News for updates, but X-Girl’s collabs haven’t been easy to get in the States, so you’ll definitely want to see more below.