January 12, 2012 BY Brendan Dunne
This three-way team up features some of the biggest names doing it in the streetwear world, and it looks like the stateside contingency managed a bit more pull with the color combo. The Lakers-looking colorway wouldn’t exactly be foreign to the likes of California based UNDFTD or Stussy, but we’re sure Japanese heavyweights HECTIC had their say in things, this being far from their first rodeo when it comes to New Balance collabos. The UNDFTD x Stussy x HECTIC x New Balance CM996 saw a small Asia-only release towards the tail end of 2011, and has sluggishly been making it’s way to European retailers since then. Looks like it’s finally ready to drop, with pairs showing up at spots like The Good Will Out and other premium New Balance accounts on January 14th. Hit the jump for the full pics and stay tuned for word on whether or not they end up hitting in the US.