This latest New Balance 1906R ‘Metallic Silver’ trainer wouldn’t look out of place in a futuristic sci-film from the 1980s.

When you’ve worked in the footwear game for some time there’s this thing called going full circle. A brand comes in, goes out and then re-surfaces. Although New Balance never really went anywhere it’s fair to say the brands’ popularity has certainly gone full circle in recent years thanks to revival releases and a certain Mr Teddy Santis. It also has a lot to do with the product itself and this whole technical noughties runner thing that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Thanks to their ongoing success with silhouettes like the 2002R New Balance have tapped into a whole new footwear trend of GORE-TEX & functional outdoors gear. Another noughties silhouette which has recently been doing the rounds so to speak is the New Balance 1906R  which now receives a futuristic looking metallic silver update.

New Balance 1906R 'Metallic Silver'

Originally released back in 2009 the 1906R was, just like previous NB runners’ before it, geared up for running. A very different landscape than the current “sneaker scene”, the 1906R was treated to a revival release back in 2022 courtesy of the Japanese streetwear label thisisneverthat which switched the original sole of the 1906R with the sole of 860v2. Following a further global re-release last year the 1906R is set to be one of the most talked about silhouettes of 2024.

New Balance 1906R 'Metallic Silver'

Taken its name from the year the Boston born sportswear was started the New Balance 1906R now drops in an updated metallic silver colourway for a futuristic spin on the late noughties trainer. Featuring mesh uppers with metallic silver leather overlays & blue accents throughout, the technical runner certainly packs a punch. Boasting NB’s state of the art N’Ergy cushioning & ABZORB midsole technology which absorbs impact through cushioning and compression resistance. The Stability Web outsole technology also enhances the overall arch support of the design. Finished off with NB’s iconic branding to the sidewalls the 1906R is a must have style to add to your 2024 trainer rotation.

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New Balance 1906R 'Metallic Silver'

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