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 create its chunky silhouette.
  • The wavy accents on the midfoot which sandwich 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. 
  • Jaden's love for anything '70s can be seen in the Trippy summer collection pack's rainbow-colored hues.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Jaden Smith
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.