New Balance and Patta last worked together on the Boston brand’s debut of the 920 model, a Made-in-England sleek runner built for comfort and quality. Now, the two are following up on that project with a special-edition release of the 991 in a light brown color scheme.

The last time we saw collaboration from Amsterdam’s Patta and New Balance was back in September of last year when the Dutch brand helped the footwear manufacturer debut it’s new 920 runner, a sleek, Made in England silhouette built to emphasize the materials used and the brand’s attention to detail. Now, just a few months later, Patta and New Balance are reuniting for another high-profile release, this time taking on the famous 991 runner. Originally released in 1982, the 991 offered a complex construction of mesh, pigskin suede, and nubuck in a slightly oversized, forward-leaning shape with plenty of underfoot cushioning. Patta’s take on the famous running shoe feels in line with their 920 release, beginning with a grey-green mesh base layer, before adding nubuck mid-layers in a light tan color, while darker brown pigskin suede forms the outermost layers. The New Balance ‘N’ logo stands out in 3M reflective materials, while Patta branding along the lateral heel counters completes the look.


The next release from The Netherlands’ Patta and New Balance, this time featuring the vintage 991 runner, has been scheduled to release later this month, on January 29th, 2021, although the Dutch brand has yet to announce the project themselves. Patta’s smooth brown color scheme for the 991 will launch from both partners as well as select retailers like Naked, with a retail price tag somewhere in the $200+ range. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

Patta x New Balance 991
Release Date:  January 22, 2021 (Patta exclusive), January 29, 2021 (Global)

UPDATE 1/18/20: Patta has officially unveiled its campaign imagery for the upcoming New Balance 991 project, giving us a better look at the shoes and details across them.

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