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The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Pack Releases July 2024

The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Pack
The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Pack

As mesh runners have continued to dominate the fashion scene, New Balance has utilized its 1906R model and its various iterations, including the 1906U, 1906A, and 1906L. Following successful projects with Action Bronson and the duo of Invincible and N.Hoolywood, New Balance has teamed up with The Whitaker Group on a pack of 1906U colorways, Grey Blue and Grey Orange, each coming under the banner "Willful Bias."

The Grey Blue colorway of The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U combines nubuck and leather overlays with a jersey mesh base underneath. The upper is adorned with metallic silver overlays, complemented by blue accents on the panels, the iconic N logo, and the sockliner. The midsole features a blue finish with pops of orange near the toe, adding a vibrant contrast to the overall design.

On the other hand, the Grey Orange variant features suede and leather overlays with a woven knit base. The grey suede and leather are accented by gold and black on the N logo, with a yellow pull tab on the heel for an added touch of color. The midsole in this pair comes in a cream shade with orange detailing near the heel, creating a balanced and stylish look. Both pairs are built on the same foam midsole, ensuring comfort and performance.

Details found on both sneakers include the Lady Justice graphic on the insole, which sees the personification of moral force lifting her blindfolds. Historically, depictions of Lady Justice show her covering her eyes to remain impartial. This choice to depict Lady Justice lifting her blindfolds can be interpreted as a powerful statement about the need for awareness and acknowledgment of societal injustices.

This entire collection is part of The Whitaker Group's Willful Bias program, which sees both entities focus on sparking a movement for youth-led positive action across communities. A series of activations will take place at beSocial Charlotte, spotlighting various creatives featured in the campaign, a pitch competition to reward up-and-coming creative entrepreneurs, and more.

The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Pack will release July 19, 2024, exclusively via Social Status and other The Whitaker Group storefronts online and in-store, including A Ma Maniere, APB, and Prosper. Available in unisex sizing, the retail price is set at $170.

An EQL raffle is open via all TWG storefronts with entries closing on July 16, while the first-come-first-serve release online will occur on the 19th. Download the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.

Images via The Whitaker Group

The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Pack LateralThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Pack Angle

The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue

Color: Grey/Blue-Orange
Style Code: M1906NK1
Release Date: 07/19/2024
Price: $170
The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue LateralThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue AngleThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue ToeThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue HeelThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue OutsoleThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue ToeThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue HeelThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue LacesThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue Insole
The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue
The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Blue

The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange

Color: Grey/White-Orange
Style Code: M1906NG1
Release Date: 07/19/2024
Price: $170
The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange LateralThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange AngleThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange ToeThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange HeelThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange OutsoleThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange ToeThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange TongueThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange HeelThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange LacesThe Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange Insole
The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange
The Whitaker Group x New Balance 1906U Willful Bias Grey Orange


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