In a remarkable fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern sneaker technology, Junya Watanabe MAN has teamed up with New Balance to introduce the 1906 Loafer. This collaboration was unveiled during Paris Fashion Week for the Fall/Winter 2024 collection, showcasing a blend of Junya Watanabe’s innovative design approach with New Balance’s renowned comfort and performance.

The Junya Watanabe MAN x New Balance 1906 Loafer reimagines the classic New Balance 1906 silhouette into a sophisticated loafer, available in sleek black and white colorways. The design retains the original model’s iconic toe guards, midsole, and sole, while the upper part of the shoe adopts a classic loafer style, featuring a leather build and a penny toe segment. This unique combination maintains the sneaker’s vibe within a more formal and adaptable footwear option.

What sets this collaboration apart is the meticulous attention to detail. The loafer boasts the Junya Watanabe MAN label on the tongue, signifying the collaboration’s unique identity, alongside a subtle New Balance label on the side. The design is completed with a black outsole, providing a striking contrast that enhances the overall aesthetic.


The Junya Watanabe MAN x New Balance 1906 Loafers is expected to launch in the Fall of 2024. This eagerly anticipated release will be available through Junya Watanabe MAN retailers and potentially on While the retail price has yet to be disclosed, this collaboration promises to offer a stylish fusion of sneaker aesthetics and classic loafer design, appealing to both vintage enthusiasts and followers of current-season trends.

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