A stand out model from an amazing 2020 from New Balance had to be their introduction of the Niobium silhouette with their Tokyo Design Studio division.
Wanting to create a sneaker for any situation, TDS and NB and come up with a fascinating way of exploring the world of hybrid sneakers. For this example, the Niobium is actually a 3-in-1 sneaker that covers all boundaries it may have to deal with.
To kick start, we have a boot that is ready to explore any outdoor trail/hike. For the easy life adding a great sense of comfort, you can unzip the boot and you have a mule (see imagery below) which allows you to just slip in and out of the silhouette but keeps the rugged outsole from the boot. Lastly, unzip from the mule and you will have an indoor slipper.
After first being introduced to the silhouette through a collaboration with the outdoor gurus Snow Peak, a handful of colour ways followed suit. To kick start 2021, New Balance and TDS continue to explore the possibilities of this silhouette with the introduction of their trusted all grey colour way, a staple for any New Balance and one that is always a winner.
Shop here! Sizes range from UK7 – UK11, priced at £270.