x Junya Watanabe M990JN5
How appropriate that fashion icon Junya Watanabe, whose Autumn/Winter, "Silver Swagger" collection revels in all things stylishly sensible, should turn his attention to one of the ultimate functional silhouettes of all time, the New Balance 990.
Although the "dad shoe" sobriquet provides a timely label, the 990 has been obliterating the boundaries between fashion and function long before anyone thought to bestow the worldwide collective of fathers with all the credit, and long after dads have been returned to 1980s pop-metal video antagonist levels of uncoolness, the 990 will still be supporting feet and turning heads.
Junya Watanabe's take on the most recent update of the 990, the v5, emphasizes this effortless timelessness. Pigskin suede and mesh are paired with the signature ENCAP/EVA combo, and rendered in sensible navy and grey. Sometimes, father really does know best.
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