New Balance’s collaborative offerings were nonstop throughout 2019, and it looks like nothing is changing for the new decade. Of the several new projects announced so far this year, none stand out quite like Casablanca’s New Balance 327, coming this Fall.
The Casablanca 327 is one of the most interesting New Balance projects I’ve seen in a while. Rarely does the Boston-based footwear brand lend collaborators a chance to create their own model from scratch, largely opting for highly detailed colorways of popular models like the 99x series and 524. However, the unveiling of the 327 during Casablanca’s Paris fashion shoe was perfect. Debuted in the label’s homeland of France, the 327 takes inspiration from tennis clubs for a sporty, yet luxurious feel. Both partners lend their love of fine materials to the shoe, with the base layer constructed from a highly perforated leather, allowing your foot to breathe on the inside. The aggressive toe and mudguard as well as the heel counter are constructed from smooth suede, while an enormous “N” takes over the lateral side in a rich tumbled leather. The Casablanca x New Balance 327 has been shown in four colorways so far, each following a basic pattern. The brighter pairs feature white leather bases with either orange or green suede, while the second two come with off-white suede and either black or white New Balance “N”s.
CASABLANCA X NEW BALANCE 327 “TENNIS CLUB” RELEASE INFORMATION
The all-new Casablanca x New Balance 327 has not yet been announced for release, though they are expected to drop alongside the Parisian brand’s Fall 2020 collection. The retail price of the brand new silhouette has yet to be unveiled, but given New Balance’s penchant for luxurious materials, we expect them to come in somewhere around the $180+ range. Check out the teaser images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.
UPDATE (April 3rd, 2020): Due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus and in an attempt to provide an entirely online release, the Casablanca x New Balance 327 has been delayed. Originally scheduled for tomorrow, April 4th, the release has been pushed back until April 18th, 2020, to allow for more time to prepare. Check out our release pages for online links & raffles to enter.
Casablanca x New Balance 327 “Tennis Club”
Release Date: April 18th, 2020
UPDATE (9/11/20): Casablanca’s next release of the New Balance 327 has finally been announced, albeit with a very short timeline. The two new colorways of Casablanca’s 327 are scheduled to release tomorrow, September 12th, 2020, directly from the French brand’s website, followed by a wider release from New Balance and a select list of retailers before 2020 is through.
UPDATE (6/17/20): Casablanca has finally announced the release of more colorways of their premium take on New Balance’s 327 runner. First announced earlier this year, the subtle black and white pairs will release from both collaborative partners with the same $170 retail price tag.