Following its 992 collab last year, WTAPS is hooking back up with New Balance again to release their version of the 990v2.
The footwear is based on the ever-popular New Balance 990v2 model, originally released in 1988 and reissued thereafter, with New Balance’s identity color, Grey, reinterpreted through the lens of WTAPS. Following the 992 model of the first collaboration, the embossed texture of the synthetic leather tongue, color straps and heel tabs have been arranged according to the details of the New Balance 998, a personal favorite of WTAPS designer Tetsu Nishiyama. The heel features an embroidered WTAPS logo and an embossed USA logo, while the special shoebox is symbolic of the exceptional collaboration.
In addition to the shoes, there will also be matching apparel that includes co-branded hoodies, sweatshirts, and a t-shirt.
WTAPS New Balance 990v2 Release Date
Look for the WTAPS x New Balance 990v2 to release on August 27th at Wtaps.base.shop and on September 3rd via NewBalance.com. The retail price tag is set at $260 USD.
Style Code: M990WT2
Release Date: August 27, 2021 (Japan)
Release Date: September 3, 2021 (Global)
UPDATE 8/31: Following its exclusive release in Japan, New Balance confirms that WTAPS’ 990v2 collab will be releasing again globally on September 3rd via NewBalance.com for $260 USD.