With 2018 coming close to its end, New Balance has begun pulling out all the stops, ushering in many notable collaborations with the likes of JJJJound and now the Japanese label N. HOOLYWOOD EXCHANGE SERVICE. Continuing their partnership from last year, the newest addition brings about a welcome transformation for the sock-like 247 V2. Designer Daisuke Obana — with his established background in vintage clothing and ever-present interest in military garments — infuses many of his mainline’s overall ethos into the two understated colorways. Designed with the 24/7 in mind, the silhouettes aim to create a comfortable everyday experience in its use of soft yet durable cowhide materials, pigskin insoles, and an innovative sole unit. In their palettes, one takes on a dark grey and black while the other opts for a sepia toned beige. Both are available now at select N. HOOLYWOOD locations as well as their own online store.
N. HOOLYWOOD x New Balance 247 V2