September 7, 2010 BY John Kim
Nike’s recent Lunar Trail Mid QS seemed to have accomplished the neon-colored trail shoe to a tee but New Balance’s upcoming H710 collection might have a bit more clout. While the Lunar Trail Mid QS could be considered a mere alteration of runner-friendly Lunar Elite, the New Balance H710 has much deeper roots, as the H710 was inspired by the New Balance Rainer, a classic trail/hiker that was used by Lou Whitaker during his mountain treks, one of which was up Mt. Everest (it’s supposedly a really tall mountain). Four colorways – two lows and two mids – will release and each pair features its own sublime mix of colors, from grey/purple/pink to a more outdoorsy tan and hunter green. The New Balance H710 Fall/Winter Collection will be available at select New Balance accounts in Southeast Asia and could make its way over to the states, so stay tuned to Sneaker News and we’ll keep you updated. via streething.