The New Balance 992 has been on fire since it first returned for its 20th anniversary early last year. Now, the Boston brand continues to iterate on the beloved shoe, with Nice Kicks, Amoeba Music, and Frank Cooker teaming up for the latest limited-edition release.

Frank Cooker’s sneaker design free agency has been a headline-worthy sneaker story over the past several years, as the now-legendary footwear designer bounces from brand to brand producing nothing but hits. This week, Cooker took to Instagram to show off the latest project he had a heavy hand in, once again teaming up with Nice Kicks for a limited-edition sneaker. This time around, Frank and the Nice Kicks team have roped in the Bay Area’s division of Amoeba Music to lend their eye to a New Balance 992. While the full story surrounding this release has yet to be revealed, this pair is likely to feature a California or Bay Area-centric backstory given both Amoeba and Nice Kicks’ shared histories of the area. As for the colorway, this 992 features a split design, beginning with a yellow mesh base for the toe box, while the rear of the shoe transitions to a dark grey tone. Yellow suede mudguards and mid-layers add to the ‘yellow toe” portion of the shoe, while charcoal black quarter panels and heel counters add more grey to the mix. Finally, pastel green laces complete the look.


The release of the upcoming Nice Kicks x Amoeba Music x New Balance 992 has not yet been announced, though they are likely to launch sometime in the coming weeks of Spring 2021. Designed and shared by Frank Cooker, the high-contrast color scheme will likelly come with an elevated price tag of $200 or more, releasing in limited numbers from Nice Kicks and like Amoeba stores. Check out the teaser images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

UPDATE 3/28/21: Nice Kicks has officially announced the release of its upcoming New Balance 992 with Amoeba Music, slated to drop on April 2nd, 2021. Additionally, the famous sneaker blog unveiled a second colorway in the collection, alongside a small apparel collection featuring both Nice Kicks and Amoeba branding.