Brand: Snow Peak x New Balance


Key Features: The Snow Peak x New Balance EXTREME SPEC R_C4 MID features a Cordura ripstop upper, GORE-TEX lining, Vibram outsole, midsole with ENCAP REVEAL technology, and magnetic FIDLOCK buckle.

Release Date: October 5

Price: Approximately $325

Buy: Snow Peak stores, select retailers, and online

Editor’s Notes: Japan's Snow Peak teams up with New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio for a new mountain-ready release consisting of footwear and apparel. The standout from the collection is a mid-top sneaker dubbed the EXTREME SPEC R_C4 MID.

The EXTREME SPEC R_C4 MID is designed to handle the most extreme weather conditions, while simultaneously matching the lifestyle of urban dwellers. The mid-cut shoe boasts GORE-TEX lining on the inside of a Cordura ripstop upper, offering both waterproofing and breathability. The outsole is made by Vibram, as the rubber is built to withstand slippery terrain. The midsole of the EXTREME SPEC R_C4 MID features New Balance's ENCAP REVEAL technology, which provides the wearer with improved stability as well as cushioning. Lastly, the sneaker is equipped with a magnetic FIDLOCK buckle for added safety.

In addition to the EXTREME SPEC R_C4 MID, Snow Peak and New Balance present an assortment of apparel, including a multifunctional vest, down jacket, and down pants. You can see the garments below and learn more about them here.

Snow Peak and New Balance's collaborative collection is scheduled to launch on October 5 at 10 a.m. through Snow Peak stores, select retailers, and online.

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