New Balance first introduced their Tokyo Design Studio several years ago, which works on conceptual versions of their current lineup of sneakers. This week, we got an early look at the TDS take on the 610, coming soon.

The Tokyo Design Studio has been creating some of the most forward-thinking silhouettes from New Balance over the past few years. From the three-in-one Niobium boots to a Vibram-soled 574 for a Grey Day release, the Japanese team has been hard at work delivering advanced and highly unique updates to some of our favorite models. This week, we have an early look at their version of the 610 trail runner, which was recently unveiled in a collaboration with Bodega last week. The TDS pair is heavily modified, removing the laces entirely and replacing them with a form-fitting neoprene inner bootie. The shoe’s panelling has also been modified for this look, removing excess outer layers and keeping things simple with just a mesh and suede construction.


The reworked version of New Balance’s 610 silhouette from their Tokyo Design Studio has not been announced for release, though we are hoping to see them launch sometime this Summer. Slimming down the model and removing the lacing system entirely, we hope to see this pair get a global release from New Balance’s website, likely with a price tag in the $160 range. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more NB release news.

New Balance 610S
Release Date: November 17th, 2023
Price: $130
Colors: Concrete, Outerspace

UPDATE 11/14/23: This weekend, Aminé debuted New Balance’s 610S, the model’s updated laceless version from the Tokyo Design Studio. Now, the Boston brand has set their first in-line colors to release this week, on November 17th, 2023. Arriving in ‘Concrete’ and ‘Outerspace’ colorways, pairs will be available from the brand’s website for $130.

New Balance 610 Tokyo Design Studio
New Balance 610
 610 Tokyo Design Studio
New Balance Tokyo Design Studio