New Balance has been collecting high-profile collaborations for a few months now, and now, they’re starting to double up. This week, a new project with Los Angeles’ No Vacancy Inn was leaked via Instagram, showing off a new cream-colored take on the New Balance 650.
New Balance and No Vacancy Inn’s first project, the 990v3 from last month, was an absolute hit, though you might not have noticed. Released exclusively via raffle through the NYC-based duo’s website, the “Water & Wifi” colorway was extremely hard to get your hands on. Luckily, the two collaborative partners are giving us another shot at one of their shoes. Earlier this week, a single image surfaced on Instagram showing off another project from NB and No Vacancy, this time working with the New Balance 650.
The shoe is almost entirely covered heel to toe in a smooth cream color with darker brown N logos adorning either side, as well as colorful logos on each tongue. While the monotonous color scheme might allow this subtle No Vacancy Inn project to blend in as a standard-issue release, though it is anything but. The upper is constructed from an array of beautiful materials, like the shaggy grey suede reinforcing the lacing system, or the plush leather making up the toe box and medial paneling.
As of now, the latest project between No Vacancy Inn and New Balance focused on the old school 650, has not yet been announced for release, though we are anticipating an official announcement in the coming weeks. The limited-edition collaboration will likely drop in extremely scarce quantities, exclusively from the creative duo’s website. Check out the early image below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.
UPDATE (May 4th, 2020): The New Balance 650 from Tremaine Emory’s No Vacancy Inn has finally been announced for release, through a special StockX IPO. With only 400 pairs made, users can make an offer via StockX of what they would like to pay for the shoes. When bidding closes, the top bids will be matched with their available sizes and sent out. Head over to StockX for a full breakdown of how it works.