The New Balance 992 has been one of the hottest shoes of 2020, with seemingly every release harder to get than the last. This week, Parisian design agency Studio FY7 has unveiled their take on the classic runner, releasing later this month.

Younes Bendjima has quite an impressive resume, starting his career as a boxer, then model, before turning his talents to design through his 360-degree agency Studio FY7. This week, the FY7 founder unveiled the agency’s latest project; a collaboration with New Balance and the immensely popular 992 runner. Sharing the first look via the Studio FY7 Instagram, Bendjima told the story behind his design, stating that the 992’s sand-colored overlays were reflective of Southern Algeria’s desert dunes, while the black circular cutouts showing off the mesh base layer help symbolize the architecture of Ghardaïa, which in turn inspired some of the work of Le Corbusier. Younes finished his first look at the upcoming Studio FY7 x New Balance 992 by talking about the meaning behind his design, saying “The shoe is a reminder that no matter where you walk in the world, you can, and should, be proud to carry your history and heritage wherever you go.”


New Balance’s latest collaboration featuring the 992 and Studio FY7 has been scheduled to release later this month, on October 22nd, 2020. The contrasting black and cream colorway of the fan-favorite runner will be available exclusively from the Parisian studio’s website, with a retail price tag yet to be announced. Check out the early photos below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news. 

Studio FY7 x New Balance 992
Release Date: October 24, 2020

UPDATE 10/22: According to Studio FY7 on Instagram, the release has been postponed to Saturday at at 12pm PT/3pm ET due to site issues.

UPDATE 10/21: The Studio FY7 New Balance 992 collaboration will be available tomorrow at 12pm PT/3pm ET exclusively on their website. Unfortunately for most of us though, the shoes are limited to just 250 pieces.