After skyrocketing in the sock business with pairs in over 40 countries, California’s STANCE enters the footwear world with this collaboration with New Balance for a 997 and a 1978. The 997 appears in a palette of tan, coral, and blues with a band of marbled teal, meant to resemble Boston’s residential neighborhoods. Perforated suede, nubuck, smooth leather, and snakeskin-patterned leather trade places on the upper with a co-branded footbed featuring the coordinates of both company’s headquarters. The 1978 has a colorway based on the coastline of San Clemente, CA with the light shade of blue representing the sea and the beige calling sand to mind. A clean white Vibram outsole finishes off the lightweight 1978. Each pair comes with its own custom pair of STANCE socks and a custom box as well.
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STANCE x New Balance M997ST ($240)
STANCE x New Balance ML1978ST ($180)