Japanese outdoor lifestyle brand Snow Peak have released a hard, weather-proof capsule collection in collaboration with TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance.
Snow Peak was a natural choice for New Balance’s TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO’s first collaboration partner. Snow Peak’s company mission of “connecting people and nature, and people and people, to contribute to a recovery of humanity,” and their over 60 years of expertise in outdoor manufacturing naturally accompanied Tokyo Design Studio’s core of design rooted in nature, and the results are fire.
Snow Peak’s meticulous design anchored by the highest standards of extreme environmental performance, and Tokyo Design Studio’s purpose of creating high-minded design rooted in functionality, quality and cultivated through New Balance’s 112-year heritage see the collab constructed from Snow Peak’s iconic windproof, breathable, and water repellent cotton-nylon.
The Snow Peak x New Balance R_C4 Mid Boot features a Cordura ripstop upper, GORE-TEX lining, Vibram outsole, midsole with ENCAP REVEAL technology, magnetic FIDLOCK buckle and is finished with a webbing N logo, reflective rope laces, a neoprene tongue and collar, and a co-branded insert and pull tab.
The collaboration has been brought to life through the visual direction of Ms. Keiko Hitotsuyama who provides a view of the world as a modern urban outdoor space, filled with modern and artistic images. Check them out below.