Japan’s WTAPS and New Balance have announced the release of the “M992WT”, a collaborative take on the New Balance’s 992 Made in USA silhouette.

WTAPS dresses this 992 in a military-inspired olive and grey color scheme. WTAPS branding has been incorporated into the heel, tongue, and insoles. A hit of orange appears on the midsole, a stylistic choice that references the Japanese brand’s own design identity.

The WTAPS x New Balance M992WT releases at select retailers in Japan (see below for list) on May 1st, 2020 for a retail price of ¥ 39,600. Outside of Japan, the shoe will be available via Dover Street Market and select WTAPS retailers. You can learn more about the project from New Balance’s Tetsuya Masano and WTAPS’ Toru Nishiyama here.

WTAPS x New Balance M992WT
Color: Gray/Olive/Orange
Style Code: 201NBNBD-FW01S
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Price: ¥ 39,600

Photos: WTAPS, timsuen


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