Leading up to the launch of Action Bronson’s Baklava x New Balance collection, a “Lapis Lazuli” colorway of the New Balance 990v6 has been revealed.
New Balance has been more in tune with the culture surrounding sneaker collecting and streetwear fashion over the last few years as the Boston-based brand has tapped the likes of Joe Freshgoods, Salehe Bembury, and hired/continues to work with Teddy Santis (founder of Aime Leon Dore) for the brands Made In USA Collection. On top of his stellar work with the seasonal Made In USA line, we can thank Santis for getting Action Bronson his first collab with NB on the newest entry in the 99X series, the New Balance 990v6, which has been teased for almost a year at this point. Now, leading up to the launch of his Baklava x New Balance collection which includes apparel and the multi-colored 990v6, Bronson took to IG to tease a second colorway as a part of the collection that comes in "Lapis Lazuli."
Taking on premium materials across its upper, this “Blue” pair strays from the wild contrasting shades of his first 990v6 and instead keeps a strong theme of blue and tan throughout its design. Light blue pigskin suede lands on the overlays while a deep navy blue shade takes over the base layer below. Prominent “N” branding takes on a silver finish on both sides of the midfoot while the laces nearby come in a tan finish and stop below the co-branded Baklava and New Balance tongue tag. More greyish-silver shades similar to that found on the “N” logo appear on the sockliner and collar overlay while the design comes complete by a two-tone vintage cream and blue midsole paired with a gum rubber outsole.
The Action Bronson x New Balance 990v6 Lapis Lazuli is not confirmed to be releasing alongside the rest of his Baklava x New Balance collection, though it is likely we will see the pair hit shelves in 2023. Releasing in men’s sizing, the retail price is currently TBA. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app for more updates on Action Bronson’s NB collaboration and the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
Action Bronson x New Balance 990v6 “Lapis Lazuli”
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