A few weeks ago, I told you in an article (available HERE) about the latest collaboration between New Balance and the Boston shop Bodega. This collab, whose slogan is « Internationally known, locally respected », was part of the celebration of the 15th anniversary of Bodega. This project consisted of two special NB 574, made from high end materials and declined in 2 eye-catching colorways : blue and yellow.
Today, I suggest you to discover the « Arrival » (the yellow colorway).
The « Arrival » is composed of a mesh and furry suede upper in yellow. A nod to the other color of this pack, the inner lining is dressed in blue. This iteration benefits from reflective elements, such as the iconic N logo on the side, the heel tab as well as the contours of the collar and the top of the toe box. To affirm the collab, the traditional tongue tag has been replaced with a special illustration from the « Internationally known, locally respected » theme. The New Balance branding still appears on the top of this tag. Matching heel clips on the upper, a white midsole with a grey insert and a black rubber outsole finish off the design of this collaborative pair nicely.
I think this collaboration is a beauty. The materials, like the finishes, are of very good quality on my pair. This little yellow color associated with grey and blue elements bring a little contrast and character to this sneaker. You will have understood, I validate in 100% this collaboration.