New Balance Lunar New Year 2024
Whilst the Gregorian calendar has already passed into a new year, we await the change within the Lunar New Year. This year represents a shift from the year of the rabbit in Chinese Zodiac to that of the Dragon—specifically that of the wood dragon in 2024. This is said to bring a shift to confidence improvement and evolution.
New Balance marks the Lunar New Year in 2024 with a set of five different models all created specifically for the celebration.
Comprising of complimentary sets of the 1906U and 610 Trail plus a unique version of the Warped Runner—the New Balance Lunar New Year pack comes with plenty of details interwoven into each silhouette.
The stand-out of the quituple is undoubtedly the pink blush coloured 1906U which reworks the model we used for our own collaboration in 2023. The 1906U's utilitarian design cues pair well with the Lunar New Year colourway and make for an instant classic.
A common theme amongst all of the Lunar New Year sneakers is the jade green insole—a reference to the precious stone's important in Eastern culture and in particular China. Jade (玉) was famously used by philosopher Confucius as a metaphor for virtue, kindness, wisdom, justice, civility, music, sincerity, truth, Heaven and Earth.