New Balance’s Tokyo Design Studio has created some wild new silhouettes since its inception in 2018, like the three-in-one Niobium Concept 1 from last year. This week, the adapting sneaker released in a new “Steel Grey” color scheme, available now.

The New Balance Niobium Concept 1 first popped up on our radar early in August 2020, when the running brand teamed up with Japan’s Snow Peak for a fishing-inspired collection that included the new silhouette. Designed by New Balance’s team at the Tokyo Design Studio, the advanced concept silhouette was built to accommodate three silhouettes in one, a trail hiking shoe, an outdoor slipper, and an indoor slipper that comes in the form of the shoe’s inner booty. Interchangeable via a zipper around the middle of the collar, the Niobium Concept provides coverage for any needs. This week, the TDS Niobium Concept 1 returned in a new “Steel Grey” color scheme, following up on the first standard-issue releases in September. The first release of 2021 sees the convertible silhouette blanketed from heel to toe in a solid grey color scheme, mixing light and dark tones for more texture across the upper.


New Balance’s latest colorway of the three-in-one Niobium Concept 1 silhouette from the brand’s Tokyo Design Studio returned in the new “steel Grey” colorway earlier this week, on January 15th, 2021. The new solid grey color scheme is currently available directly from New Balance as well as select retailers, with the usual price tag of $300 for the transforming sneaker. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

New Balance Niobium Concept 1
Release Date: January 15th, 2021
Price: $300
Color: Steel Grey

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