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Joshua Vides Teases Upcoming New Balance 57/40 Collaboration

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Continuing its run of collaborations, New Balance has tapped the Guatemalan-American multi-hyphenate, Joshua Vides, for a special project.

Teased by Vides via his Instagram, the pair in question is believed to be a New Balance 57/40. Early images of the sneaker reveals a predominantly white and black color palette, which the Los Angeles-based artist has employed across work for Fendi, Google, BMW and Converse. In one shot, the shoes are covered in a pile of wood chipping, with only the model’s lateral “N” logo being revealed; the letter indulges in the hand-outlined, monochromatic arrangement now synonymous with Vides. A second image depicts the NB sneaker’s packaging and box: ostensibly made of plywood, the shoebox opts for a barebones aesthetic, donning a stenciled “FRAGILE” message on the sides, spray-painted smiley face on the top’s underside and “hand-drawn” branding on the other. Given Vides’ reputation and a “Made in Studio” tagline, his New Balance collaboration is likely to proffer a clean, but statement-making style that’ll continue both parties’ hot streaks.

Enjoy teaser images of the shoes here below, and anticipate a NewBalance.com release date before 2021 ends.

For more from the Boston-based brand, check out the latest New Balance XC-72 offerings.

Images: @joshuavides