Todd Snyder and New Balance have enough experience working on footwear collaborations together that it’s probably safe to say that they have found a winning formula that has sneaker fans hungry more roll outs each year. And so as a follow-up to the 997 “Triborough” capsule that released towards the final weeks of December 2020, the two parties have reunited for a New Balance 992 take inspired by the great outdoors.
Entitled the “From Away” installment, this autumnal offering draws from that of a rustic cabin, the pleasures of exploring nature and field clothing. For upper materials, the kicks feature pig suede overlays whose surfaces are wrapped in “Snuff Tan”, all of which are balanced out by patches of earthy duck camouflage patterns that sit underneath to translate that of a hunter’s jacket. Branding is visible through the lower case “new balance” wording, “992” hits on the tongues and lateral heels as well as the side panel “N” insignias, all of which are adorned in all-white. From there, “Energy Red” accents peek out down the throat and tongue/heel overlays which host the aforementioned “992” hits.
Save for the silver heel mold that sits just beneath the suede mudguard, the entire bottom piece opts for the colorless aesthetic.
“The idea for this sneaker grew out of a number of inspiration trips I had been taking to Maine while working on the lodge I designed at Hidden Pond resort in Kennebunkport” says Snyder when speaking on the shoe. “The name ‘From Away’ comes from the fact that when you spend time in the state, you realize locals are Maine-ahs, and everyone else is From Away.”
If interested in purchasing, the shoes will drop exclusively via Todd Snyder on February 9 for $275 USD.
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