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Brand: New Balance

Model: XC-72

Release Date: August 6

Price: $130

Buy: New Balance and select retailers

What We’re Saying: New Balance has once again called on Charlotte Lee to design an all-new silhouette. Following stellar work on the relatively new 237 and 327, Lee has hit another home run with the forthcoming XC-72. NB collaborator Casablanca gave us our initial look at the sneaker in its FW21 collection, but now, the much-anticipated shoe is slated to debut in a multicolored inline colorway.

Courtesy of official images, we get a better, more detailed look at the XC-72, which becomes available in just a matter of days on August 6 for a retail price of $130. Similar to the 237 and 327 models, the sneaker heavily references ’70s running footwear, featuring a nylon upper with numerous suede panels. The heel clip and outsole, in particular, draw immediate attention to the silhouette, however, as the former boasts a textured, rubberized build, while the latter has a standout tread pattern that extends up onto the toe.

In terms of the colorway itself, we’re getting heavy Two-Face vibes from the “Multicolor” XC-72, and that’s a good thing. The various pastel hues undoubtedly help the silhouette stand out even further, as we expect this one to be in extremely high demand come release day. While you wait for the long-awaited XC-72 launch, you can learn more about Charlotte Lee and her previous New Balance designs by reading our recent interview here.

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