Verdict from 5 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Fashionable: Most buyers share their appreciation for the eye-catching style of New Balance Vision Racer.
  • Comfortable: It is very cozy to wear, many users have cited.
  • Sustainable: Several buyers love that this kick is made of recycled materials.
  • Durable: Some praise the sturdy construction of this NB x Jaden Smith collaboration.
  • Thick sole: A couple of buyers like its bulky sole that adds a few inches to their heights.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Toe box: A few critics mention that they find the New Balance x Jaden Smith Vision Racer a bit narrow.
  • Heavy: One of its let down is its tad hefty weight, some reviewers have mentioned.

Bottom line

New Balance successfully captured the creative elements of Jaden Smith in their first-ever collab sneaker. The New Balance Vision Racer delivers unique aesthetics with its heavily layered design made with recycled materials.

This beefed-up sneaker also carries plenty of New Balance's DNA, devising a comfortable and durable iteration. It is a suitable pair for buyers yearning eco-friendly retro kicks with eye-catching fresh flavors.

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New Balance Vision Racer: Hyped. Sustainable. Trendy

Hollywood royalty Jaden Smith sparks his path in fashion by collaborating with one of the most fashionable sneaker brands, New Balance. This collaboration aims to give back to the community by producing an iteration made of recycled materials. The hyped Jaden Smith x New Balance Vision Racer taps elements from Smith’s favorite NB silhouettes, the 1700 and X-Racer

Inserting Smith’s knack for dramatic details, this model garnered acclaim for some of its cool aspects:

  • Each piece in this sneaker is vegan-friendly.
  • It has bold rectangular EVA foam blocks on its base that creates its chunky silhouette.
  • The wavy accents on the midfoot which sandwiches the N logo conceive an enticing appeal.
  • Repeating ((Vision)) hints are found on the piping around the mudguard.
  • Despite the modern vibe of this model, this sneaker uses the renowned classic NB logo on its plastic-ky heel counter.
  • Its translucent rubber sole displays a huge ((Vision)) logo. 
  • Reflective bits are found around the upper for visibility during low-lights. 


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