We all saw Jaden Smith stepping into the world of collaborative footwear in July 2020 with his New Balance Vision Racer. The duo has once again come together, creating a fresh take on the 574. The following collaboration will be Smith’s and NB’s first non-vision Racer footwear collaboration. Staying true to the sustainable ethos they’ve established a surplus material construction.
Just like the Vision Racer “Surplus”, none of the two pairs of the “Jaden 574” are precisely the same. Each of them has a bricolage-style gathering of colorful mesh and suede pieces making a pinned-together look having imperfectly sized mudguards, heel counters with overlays cut foam collars. To summarize, each “Jaden 574” looks more like a DIY art project given a life. From a purely material point of view, the upper portion is of 73% surplus materials with 9% recycled content and 18% virgin materials. The trim midsoles are the most basic part of the shoe which is made from New Balance’s signature EVA foam.
The Jaden Smith X New Balance “Jaden 574” will be dropping on September 17 exclusively on the New Balance website for a retail price of $120 USD.
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