"Protective coating is a must during this time of year, and the case is especially urgent when it comes to suede. The asics sale is a prime example of a silhouette that could use Gore-Tex, so this new offering by the brand comes right on time as the weather transitions to wet. The official logo of the protectant is seen on the heel in place of the brand logo, while a zipper enclosure ensure full coverage at the mid-foot. Rope laces in black/teal match the outsole, which also utilizes a hit of purple and crimson.
First introduced with Anderson Bluu’s Chuck Taylor, Footlocker’s COLLABORAID initiative seamlessly intertwines creatives in need with opportunity, allowing said talents to use their expertise atop collaborative projects larger than they’d expect in this current climate. And now with New Balance on board, the team have enlisted the style of Chicago-based visual artist Louis De Guzman for a new balance 574 silhouette lensed through his signature palette."