Japanese boutique mita has clearly transcended its retail roots with its strong repertoire of collaborations. In their longstanding partnership with New Balance, the collective has introduced a wealth of colorways that are held in high regard. Their recent “Bouncing Frog” motif — which was seen previously on the 990 V4 — makes it return on the MS247 V2, further establishing the frog’s cultural relevance in Japan. Often seen as a symbol of good fortune, the creature serves as inspiration for the tonal green upper, offering up an imaginable assortment of shades in premium suede, leather, and nylon fabrication. With the same graphic insole found on the aforementioned 990 V4 as well as the choice between a velcro or lace unit, the release is chock-full of details. You can grab these at select retailers on October 20th for a retail estimate of 120 USD.
mita x New Balance 247 v2
Release Date: October 20th, 2018