November 20, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
Japanese streetwear label NEXUSVII is back with another brown suede collaboration on a New Balance runner. Earlier this year, we saw a Timberland-style CM998 and this time there’s less of a direct reference than a look appropriate for your 2010 time capsule. The NEXUSVII x New Balance CM1700 manages to have a bit of tonal flare along with its obvious two-toned leanings by adding a hint of lighter brown on the sockliner of an otherwise solid shade of suede for their uppers. Put this atop a glossy black sole and you get a clean look that typifies many of the year’s best drops. Unfortunately for US sneakerheads, these are like many NB collabos and only available in Japan, but if you can find a connect, direct them to Tokashirazu.