Chicago’s Joe Freshgoods officially terminated his sneaker free agency recently. Joe announced his New Balance signing earlier this month from his winter vacation in Turks and Caicos with a photo of a custom “NB” ring on his pinky.

The ring, made by Chicago’s Torres Omar Jewelers, appears again in Joe’s latest Instagram post. While out in Paris for Fashion Week, Joe snaps a shot of his kicks to give us a first look at an upcoming Don’t Be Mad x New Balance collaboration.

This colorway is set for a February release, most likely during All Star Weekend. Sneaker releases from fellow Fat Tiger Workshop co-founders Des and Rello are also on the way. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.

Update: Here’s a clear look at the Don’t Be Mad New Balance 992. The mixed material upper sports various shade of pinks and reds, contrasted by a tan leather tongue and light blue laces.

Photo: Joe Freshgoods, Sneaker Freaker


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