The New Balance 1300 is back. After an initial return earlier this year, the legendary New Balance runner is getting a modern-day upgrade, molting into the R_C1300TF from the Tokyo Design Studio. Check out the debut asymmetrical colorway, dropping this week.

If you haven’t noticed yet, the New Balance 1300 silhouette is everywhere in the sneaker world right now, and for good reason. First released in 1985, 1300 was a legendary running sneaker thanks to a lightweight, durable upper and incredibly comfortable Abzorbz midsole. Over the years, 1300 has become harder and harder to obtain, seeing as it only releases every five years, and in high-quality, low-stock drops. 1300 returned for 2020 last week, with different versions made across the world continuing the rollout in the coming weeks. Now, after the initial return, New Balance’s Tokyo Design Studio is ready to debut its modernized version, the R_C1300TF. Teased earlier this year by Ronnie Fieg, the 1300TF transfers the upper from the standard 1300 onto New Balance’s up-to-date two-part Abzorb and Encap midsole, complete with Vibram treads. The Tokyo Design Studio’s initial colorway of the R_C1300TF features asymmetrical color blocking, but both featuring some baseline similarities. First, each shoe begins with a soft oatmeal-colored mesh base and reinforced by a navy blue suede mudguard. Then, each shoe goes for different colored quarter panels, the right in bright mustard yellow and the left in pale pastel green. Veg-tan leather is added to the heels and tongue labels for an edge of luxury, while the Tokyo Design Studio’s branding completes the look.


New Balance’s debut release of the modernized R_C1300TF silhouette, from their Tokyo Design Studio, has been scheduled for release later this week on April 23rd, 2020. The asymmetrical build of the legendary runner will be available from both New Balance and select retailers for approximately $189. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

New Balance Tokyo Design Studio R_C1300TF
Release Date: April 23rd, 2020
Price: $189
Color: Multicolor
Style Code: MS1300TF