Salehe Bembury is certainly no stranger to outlandish sneaker design. This is the man responsible for the Versace Chain Reaction, after all. But the designer’s latest collaboration alongside New Balance may be his wildest creation yet.
Bembury took to Instagram today to preview his take on the New Balance Test Run Project 3.0, one that incorporates a slew of patterns and vibrant colors alike. The forefoot, for example, is dressed in leopard print, while a fingerprint-like pattern emerges via a yellow strip on the medial side of the shoe. Elsewhere, we see grey suede and white leather coming together on the toe, as light blue and green panels offer added color at the heel.
The zip-zag strap, a signature detail of the Test Run Project 3.0, appears in white with grey New Balance branding, and Bembury’s name is then featured in neon on the neighboring orange tongue tag. Lastly, the sneaker is finished with a patterned white and gold Fresh Foam midsole and a yellow Vibram outsole.
For now, it remains to be seen when Bembury’s wild New Balance Test Run Project 3.0 will release, but as always, be sure to check back with us for further details.
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