Stone Island x New Balance RC Elite
Stone Island and New Balance will team up for their very first collaboration, and it’s a great collaboration! Next month, here’s an official preview of the Stone Island x New Balance RC Elite.
Known as cultural drivers, the two brands share similar values of research and functionality in their respective areas of expertise, and take an analytical approach to innovative, data-driven design. The initial discussions were based on the shared vision of developing a footwear collaboration that will unfold in several different waves over the next few years. By transcending current trends, New Balance and Stone Island will bring their shared values to life in new and creative ways. Each brand has strong family roots and a strong heritage, and will open their respective doors to further research and experimentation with the aim of collaborating on exciting product innovations.
The Stone Island x New Balance RC Elite comes dressed in a clean white and red colourway. The best part about the sneaker is undoubtedly the tear in the breathable 3D knit upper, revealing a pair of red logos underneath. The left foot houses the Stone Island compass logo, while the right foot sports the New Balance graphic. An alternate mark is spotted on the tongue, with the left foot marked with “Stone Island Product Research” and the right foot with New Balance’s Tokyo Design Studio mark. A carbon fiber plate integrated into the FuelCell midsole for energy return retains its performance elements.
The Stone Island x New Balance RC Elite_SI will begin releasing on October 7 in select Stone Island flagship stores ahead of its arrival in Stoneisland.com October 12. In mainland China, the collaboration will release via the Stone Island WeChat Store starting October 13.
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