Salehe Bembury's first collaboration with New Balance is dropping very soon. Just last week, 2020's Footwear Designer of the Year teased an April release for the eye-catching Test Run Project 3.0 on Instagram, and since then, he's shared a closer look at the shoe.
Bembury is certainly no stranger to outlandish sneaker design. This is the man responsible for the Versace Chain Reaction, after all. But his latest collaboration alongside New Balance may be his wildest creation yet.
The designer first took to Instagram in early February to preview his take on the New Balance Test Run Project 3.0, one that incorporates a slew of patterns and vibrant colors alike. The forefoot, for example, is dressed in leopard print, while a fingerprint-like pattern emerges via a yellow strip on the medial side of the shoe. Elsewhere, we see grey suede and white leather coming together on the toe, as light blue and green panels offer added color at the heel.
The zip-zag strap, a signature detail of the Test Run Project 3.0, appears in white with grey New Balance branding, and Bembury's name is then featured in neon on the neighboring orange tongue tag. Lastly, the sneaker is finished with a patterned white and gold Fresh Foam midsole and a yellow Vibram outsole.
While an April release has been teased, Bembury has yet to share a specific drop date for his New Balance Test Run Project 3.0. As always, be sure to check back with us for further details.
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