In a groundbreaking collaboration, New Balance and Stone Island are set to launch the MADE in UK 991v2 sneakers. This marks a significant evolution of the original 991, which had set the standard for contemporary running shoe design. The updated silhouette makes its debut with a Stone Island twist, drawing inspiration from adapted industrial spaces that served as venues and clubs.
Utilitarian Design Palette
The Stone Island MADE in UK 991v2 embraces a utilitarian color palette, featuring shades of olive, grey, and black. The mesh upper, inspired by latticed metal, is overlaid with nubuck, creating a unique and visually striking design. Coated, texturized leather foxing and an array of reflective accents further emphasize the industrial space concept, both in terms of tactile feel and visual appeal.
Attention to Detail
The collaboration pays attention to the minutest of details. Co-branded elements and custom packaging, featuring the Stone Island Compass logo, complete this captivating introduction, underlining the commitment to a holistic design philosophy.
One of the most notable updates to the 991v2 is the modernized strike path, incorporating FuelCell cushioning for enhanced performance and comfort, drawing from the silhouette’s performance running roots.
Reflective accents are scattered throughout the design, adding a functional element while paying homage to the shoe’s running heritage.
A Fixture in UK-Style Subcultures
From the everyday runways of trains, pubs, and terraces to the cutting-edge styles of clubs and high streets, New Balance and Stone Island have remained fixtures across decades of evolution in the UK’s style subcultures. This collaboration is a testament to their enduring influence and innovation.
- Nubuck and leather overlays
- Mesh upper
- Reflective ‘N’ logo
- Reflective details at heel and foxing windows, vamp straps, and eyestay
- Semi-translucent outsole with a visible Stone Island compass logo
- Woven Stone Island Compass logo patch at tongue
- Woven ‘Made in England’ label at the back of the tongue
- ‘NB’ branded woven tape on the tongue, running behind the patch and down the tongue to create a lace loop
- Semi-translucent ABZORB SBS pods
- Full-length FuelCell midsole
- ENCAP heel