Dabbling in the various realms of athletic footwear, New Balance has cultivated a reputation that transcends specific niches. Despite its running heritage, the Boston-based brand has artfully expanded its reach, and the New Balance Numeric line is a testament to this versatility. Recent forays, particularly with renowned skateboarder Andrew Reynolds, have seen the brand reincarnate the New Balance 480, intertwining retro basketball cues with a contemporary skateboarding aesthetic. With this underpinning, the impending release of the New Balance Numeric 480 Yin and Yang Pack seeks to explore a starkly contrasted yet harmoniously balanced aesthetic.
Navigating through the ethos of duality, the New Balance Numeric 480 Yin and Yang Pack embodies the timeless principle of balance. Rendering an all-leather construction, the pack champions two iterations: Black White and White Black, each acting as a counterbalance to the other. The primary shade dominates the base while the secondary shade subtly traverses through the piping of the iconic "N" logo, emerging on the branding atop the tongue and subtly concluding on the heel branding. An unexpected pop occurs via the FuelCell-cushioned sole unit, offering a juxtaposition in color and material, layering a technical performance edge to the pack’s visually harmonic premise.
The New Balance Numeric 480 Yin and Yang Pack will release through select skate shops on October 13, 2023, while a release via New Balance online will go down on October 16, 2023. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $100. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
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New Balance Numeric 480 Yin
New Balance Numeric 480 Yang
October 16, 2023
October 16, 2023