New Balance has been teaming up with Korean streetwear brand thisisneverthat on a regular basis over the past few years. This week, the two unveiled a wild take on the rare 1906R, coming soon.

Starting back in 2020, New Balance has been working with South Korean streetwear label thisisneverthat on a number of projects. Originally, NB tapped TINT to help relaunch the retro 2002R, before moving on to more recent silhouettes like the 860v2. Now, the transoceanic partners are back with another exciting release, this time in the form of the rarely seen New Balance 1906R. Built on the same Nergy midsole cushioning as the 860, the 1906 pairs this with an intricate upper constructed from a mesh base layer and synthetic overlays, all of which are done up in a clean palette of neutral shades. The mesh layer is dyed in a spotty pattern, mixing greys and sand colors, while shiny silver overlays criss-cross over the upper.


The latest project from New Balance and Korean streetwear brand thisisneverthat, featuring the rarely seen 1906R, has not yet been announced for release, but we are expecting them to land in the coming weeks. Featuring a neutral palette of olive, grey, and tan tones, the intricate model will likely be limited in its release, and come with a price tag of $150 or more. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

UPDATE 8/3/22: thisisneverthat and New Balance are ready to release their latest collaboration, featuring the 1906R and 2002R. The project will debut initially from the Korean brand’s website tomorrow, August 4th, followed by a wider release from New Balance’s site on August 19th. Pairs will come with a price tag of $150 for both models, accompanied by a small apparel capsule.