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Olive-Tonal Suede Sneakers

New Balance's 990v2 Sneaker Gets a New Neutral Colorway

— September 25, 2022 — Lifestyle
New Balance introduces another iteration of the 990v2 sneaker model that is set to join its MADE in USA series. The dual-tonal shoe is detailed with hues that are ready for the Fall season upon us. The two tones include olive green and beige throughout the textural shoe.

The first part of the shoe sees drab olive at the forefoot and quarter sections in a smooth suede material. The heels are detailed with a light beige color in a shaggy suede material to create textural contrast. The shoes have an underlaying mesh layer that matches the laces over the forefoot. Additional details include white accents and dark navy making up the N logos and overlaying toe box.

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Trend Themes
1. Neutral Suede Sneakers - The use of neutral tones in sneaker design presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the fashion industry by appealing to a broader audience and enabling more versatile outfits.
2. Dual-tonal Sneakers - The use of two complementary colors in sneakers allows a more diverse and creative use of materials, textures, and design, representing a disruptive innovation for sneaker makers and sportswear brands.
3. Textural Contrast Sneakers - The combination of different materials, textures, and tones in sneakers provides a disruptive innovation opportunity for experimenting with new design languages, enhancing comfort, and durability for aspiring and established fashion brands.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Industry - Neutral-toned sneakers represent a disruptive innovation opportunity for fashion industry players to broaden their appeal beyond conventional, seasonal color palettes, cater to new demographics, and enhance their brand aesthetic.
2. Sports Apparel Industry - Dual-tonal sneakers with textural contrast offer disruptive innovation opportunities for sports apparel brands to create more dynamic designs, increase brand loyalty, and target new, diverse audiences with different style preferences and taste.
3. Materials Industry - The development of new materials that feature durability, comfort, and sustainability is an ongoing disruptive innovation opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers, and innovators in the materials industry that can revolutionize the sneaker making process and the way we wear and perceive footwear.
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