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

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2006年にNew Balanceの100周年を記念するモデルとして誕生したM992。 2020年に復刻し、始まったそのM992シリーズの一つを、WTAPSとのコラボレーションで実現しました。 Made in USAならではの表情を携えたM992が、WTAPSのアイディアと融合した今回のコラボレーション。 New Balanceならではのハイスペックな構造とWTAPSの個性を、この一足から感じ取って頂けたらと思います。  ——————-  The M992, a silhouette that was first introduced in 2006 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of New Balance. As part of the first reissue series since the original release, in 2020, this collaboration was created. A model with a strong sense of Made in USA character and the high spec construction characteristic to New Balance, fused with the design essence of WTAPS.   #wtaps  #wtvua  #wtaps_40 #wtaps_newbalance #newbalance #newbalance_992

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