New Balance, although visibly reserved when it comes to collaborative releases, makes no secret of their affinity for BEAMS. They allow the towering Japanese staple to outfit new variations of the 1400.
In a smart and subtle union, BEAMS masterfully crafts the 1400 in a way that New Balance would, with a balancing juxtaposition of sophistication and sport while expressing sentiment through tonal exaggeration.
This release is also a rendering to celebrate BEAMS’ 40th anniversary, as noted at the “40” highlighted on the 1400 script at the tongue.
The BEAMS x New Balance 1400 is available now in Japan with availability in Europe coming soon courtesy of a pop-up shop.