Making a name for yourself as a sneaker designer is tough. The greats such as Tinker Hatfield and Bruce Kilgore spent years honing their craft to be considered legends. Designers such as Salehe Bembury are leading the next generation of footwear architects with unique designs. As the VP of Versace’s footwear, Bembury has already cemented himself as one of the best talents in his field. Now, it looks like a Bembury x New Balance collaboration is on the way.
Details are still just emerging but the collab has been confirmed by both Bembury and New Balance. Teased via the Versace designers Instagram, a bright coral image showcases a blue velvet “N” motif. A set of “Salehe Bembury” branded laces indicate that the sneaker is certainly playful, with the bold colours only adding to the mysticism. After already releasing a string of high profile releases with Kith, Stray Rats and Aimé Leon Dore, New Balance isn’t stopping any time soon.
No official images have yet surfaced but it’s exciting news for the sneaker world. Check out the teaser images below and let us know if you’ll cop.
Image Source: Salehe Bembury