Sneaker of the week: STONE ISLAND x NEW BALANCE – RC ELITE_SI | NB_1
The first chapter of this long-term partnership sees the reinterpretation of the innovative RC ELITE racing and training shoe. The highly breathable upper represents the combination of antithetical elements, between distinctive elements of the New Balance heritage aesthetic and cutting-edge materials and techniques, such as the mesh construction and application of the logo, both 3D.
The midsole, using the updated hyper-light FuelCell technology and the carbon fiber plate offers highest energy return with propulsive transition and 360-degree functionality, designed to allow to run faster whatever the distance The 3D knit upper provides lightweight midfoot structure and features a thin, super breathable, race ready vamp. Strategic 3D printed medial and lateral logos, the right foot New Balance graphics, the left foot Stone Island Compass logo.
RC Elite v2 combines New Balance highest rebound midsole compound (ACL) with a full-length carbon fiber plate for maximized energy return.
Midsole cutout for weight reduction and plate visibility. Perforated outsole for reduced weight and increased traction.
RC ELITE_SI | NB_1 will be available for preview starting from Thursday 7 October to Sunday 10 October, exclusively by tablet in selected Stone Island stores* with the assistance of a Store Associate. The experience will be managed via iPad from which you will be directed to stoneisland.com to complete the purchase.
Starting from 12 October, the RC ELITE_SI | NB_1 will be available for purchase on stoneisland.com, and, for Mainland China, also on the Stone Island WeChat Store starting from 13th October.
*In flagship stores in Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore. Frankfurt, Munich and Stockholm will end sale on Saturday 9th October.