New Balance and Snow Peak have unveiled their fourth collaboration together, a project entitled the Niobium Concept 2 with the helping hand of Tokyo Design Studio.
Building on the initial Niobium sneaker, which included a 3-in-1 combination that could be transformed from a boot to sneaker and then to sandal. The Concept 2 focuses fully on the sandal side of things: crossing over elements of the outdoors with fashion cues.
The Niobium Concept 2 is based on ultimate two-way design cues of utility and transformation featuring the sole unit from New Balance’s best-selling trail running sneaker, Fresh Foam Hierro enabling a smooth transition from sandals to mules.
Providing a staple improvement to the sole unit with shock absorption included, the Fresh Foam addition brings structure to the silhouette with an added Vibram gripped outsole for day-to-day activities and trail exploration. In addition, the upper comes complete with breathable mesh material and touches of highly durable synthetic leather throughout.
The collaboration is inspired by Snow Peak’s project “Home to Camp”, highlighting the process of walking from the paved road to the field.
The New Balance X Snow Peak Niobium Concept 2 is available to purchase on SEVENSTORE Launches now.