There have been tons and tons and tons of sneaker collaborations these passed couple of years. Many times I’ve always believed they were nothing more than an opportunity to get a slice of the urban market pie. These sneaks were typically never comfortable, there price tags brought out the blood lust in many, and at times the designs were so over the top you weren’t sure whether it was ostentatious or just blatantly ugly. But this spring, New Balance and Kate Spade Saturday are giving us a pair we can jump for joy about. No seriously, these are real workout sneakers… you can BariBounce in them.
The capsule collection of performance footwear will feed the craving of every fitness enthusiast whose workout is only as amazing as the pair of shoes they have on. Choosing colors and prints from Kate Spade Saturday’s spring palette, the line will offer various color ways and material options for NBs WX711 and WX811.
“The WX711 and WX811 are rooted in the comfort and performance women expect from New Balance, and combined with Kate Spade Saturday’s innovative and playful styling, we know women will be excited to wear these footwear styles to the gym or out and about on Saturday, the best day of the week,”said Sarah Kopriva, Strategic Business Unit Manager for Women’s Fitness Footwear at New Balance.
The 711, was the first shoe to utilize the innovative CUSH+ midsole compound, offering all-day performance and comfort, while the 811, which debuts this January, uses Fantom Tape technology that “provides bonded, lightweight, strategically positioned support”. Stylish and supportive? If only all things in life could be this fabulous!
Both styles will be available starting February 2015 and will retail for $95.00 each. Along with the US market in-store and online, the collaboration will be available at New Balance stores in Japan, and Kate Spade Saturday stores in Asia including Singapore and Japan.