M1906NLN - Lunar New Year
New Balance continues to extend the life of the famed 1906 with their latest re-working of this 2000's icon. The 1906U—for 'utility'—sports a new layout on the uppers which seems a myriad of overlaid and intertwined panels. This highly technical combination is reminiscent of some more up-market mish-mash shoes we've seen from brands like Maison Margiela and Balenciaga. The difference is that NB makes the shoes that inspired the fashion labels.
Created in anticipation of the 2024 Lunar New Year, this edition uses a whole host of different materials to match the impressive panel count. Like all other releases in this pack, the insole features a jade green sockliner. Jade stone holds an important value in Eastern culture, particularly within China. Famed thinker Confucius compared jade (玉) to virtues like benevolence, fairness and authenticity, as well as symbols of the divine and nature.
- N-ERGY cushioned sole
- SKU: M1906NLN