Thanks to our buddies at New Balance Singapore, we’ve just got our sole-fiending hands on this collab that flew way under the hype radar. Eye by Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garcons has re-worked the much loved classic New Balance 1500 runner with the typical vintage touch that they had previously applied on Nike’s vintage line a couple years ago. The narrower 1500 silhouette seems the obvious choice for the fashion giant, and little touches such as the retro printed font on the back heel tab and vintage tongue tag is a throwback to the 1500’s heritage.
The shoes come with dual branded insoles and special shoe bag, which we unfortunately did not get as it came straight from New Balance.
CDG collabs don’t come cheap and this Japan excluisve pair comes attached with a hefty price tag of ¥31,000.
More photos after the jump