United Arrows Covers the New Balance 996 GTX in Black

United Arrows New Balance 996 GTX CM996XU2

New Balance has teamed up with Japan’s United Arrows this month for a winter-ready pair of the 996, adding a waterproof Gore-Tex lining and an all-black colorway.

The last release we saw from Japan’s United Arrows and New Balance arrived over this past Summer, in the form of the 990v3. The label stuck to their guns, and applied a dark grey color scheme to the retro runner. Now, their follow-up release for Winter has emerged this week, showcasing the 996 in a weather-ready Gore-tex edition. As per usual for United Arrows, the 1980’s running shoe gets a dark, neutral color scheme, covering the shoe in black across its mesh and suede upper. The waterproof Gore-Tex lining is presumably hidden inside the shoes, while leather accents make up the heel tabs and ‘N’ logos.


United Arrows and New Balance have teamed up for a new project this month, though a specific release date has not been announced yet. Featuring the 996 GTX in a blacked-out palette, pairs will likely be available exclusively from the Japanese label for approximately $150. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more sneaker release news.

United Arrows x New Balance 996 GTX
Release Date: December 2023
Price: $150
Color: Black/Black
Style Code: CM996XU2

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