Japanese based Beauty & Youth is no rookie in the collaboration game.  With a diverse portfolio including Adidas, Reebok, Vans, and Converse, B&Y has successfully implemented their clean aesthetic onto many different sneakers.  This time around they worked with New Balance to produce a 1700, a classy silhouette not as frequently seen.

Using navy as the base color for most of the shoe, hits of khaki and off-white accent the simplicity.  Abzorb foam lines the sole, giving this shoe a comfort you might not expect given the tan leather.  Don’t be deceived, the shoe is definitely just as comfortable as you’d expect from NB.  The insole features a collage that spells out the namesake, saving the over-the-top graphics for the inside of the shoe.

We’ve been long-time fans of New Balance, so it’s great to see them killing it.  Jay recently did an interview with Those NB’s, a site entirely dedicated to New Balance releases and news.  If you’re down with what NB offers, go check them out and show them some love.

The Beauty & Youth x New Balance 1700 release Saturday, January 26th.

-TK

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