J. Crew is no stranger to collaborations. A quick glance at their online store shows collaborations on everything from boots and sneakers to backpacks and jackets as well. Personally I feel that incorporating their distinguished looks into other brand’s merchandise is a great way for J.Crew to stay relevant across many different segments of consumers. We all know that “sneakerheads” are a huge segment of consumers that is growing every day and this most recent release from J.Crew will please a lot of us. As you can see above I am referring to the most recent New Balance collaboration, this time on the 998 model that has been seeing a resurgence over the past few years. The model was previously only available in Japan but I know I am happy to see it stateside again. This particular combination features a great color combo that will work with just about anything you happen to be rocking at the time. The upper is covered predominantly in a two tone brownish suede that appears just as plush as the materials used on the popular 1400 collaborations by the brands in 2012. Giving the DROP some pop is a royal blue N logo and more royal blue branding on the tongue. Sitting atop a predominantly white midsole with yet another royal blue hit that continues on to the outsole these are just total stunters in every way. The build shines with Made in the USA craftsmanship that gives a premium feel before you even get them on your feet. These are currently available exclusively through jcrew.com (here) and will be popping up at their stores across the country as well. What are your thoughts on this new makeup by the two powerhouse brands? Let me know in the comments below. Mega shouts to Vagrant Sneaker for the always stunning photos.

SOURCE: Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013

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  1. Heather says:

    those are nice!

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