A collaboration between designer Todd Snyder and popular footwear brand New Balance makes these incredibly sophisticated runners possible. Drawing inspiration from Hudson, New York City, where Snyder spent some time. In particular, the upper of the shoe is reminiscent of "the Hudson Train station's brick depot" and other subtle spacial references.
The sophisticated runners take on the silhouette of the New Balance 997s. The upper is mixed, creating a design that is rich in texture and color -- from the pigskin suede and the vegetable-tanned leather to the tumbled bison leather and the ENCAP midsole.
Available at select stores and through Todd Snyder's e-commerce platform, the collaboration is able to introduce elegance to sporty attire.
Image Credit: Todd Snyder/ New Balance