You should stop when it's most beautiful. Fortunately, New Balance doesn't take this phrase too seriously and continues to provide us with sneakers from the series with the help of the New Balance 1906 Protection Pack. Starting with the 2002R, the shoes with a used look quickly gained a status as favorites among New Balance fans. The creator from whose pen the design flowed is Yue Wu. The Chinese-born artist ended up in the United States for his master's degree at the Pensole Footwear Design Academy. However, his love for the Boston brand goes back much further than his time at New Balance. He was especially taken with the 574 and 580.
He found the inspiration for the sneaker in his own youth, because the designer preferred nothing more than untouched and clean sneakers. This almost went so far that he hardly wanted to take the shoes out of the box in order not to spoil the pristine condition. The Refined Future Pack, known by most as the Protection Pack design, aims to encourage people to actually wear the sneakers. An idea that hit the nail on the head. If you look left and right, you will discover many other models that pursue a similar ideal. One of the most famous examples of this is probably Nike's Boring Shoe in collaboration with Tom Sachs. In combination with the increasing outdoor trend, sneakers should be able to withstand something these days. Other models like the Beatnik from Reebok, the lush Terrex range from adidas and also the hype surrounding Salomon lead by example.
The New Balance 1906 Protection Pack seals the success of the silhouette. The sneaker has already landed some hits this year with the help of the Thisisneverthat New Balance 1906R Collabo and the recently released New Balance 1906R Vintage Green , Red and Gray . The perfect prerequisites for becoming the brand's new model for success. We are already huge fans of the model.
THIS IS THE NEW BALANCE 1906 PROTECTION PACK
Like its predecessors, the New Balance 1906 Protection Pack also appears in four different colourways. Similar to the 2002R, you can choose between a beige, black and gray shoe. The trio is expanded by a reflection version.
The design of the New Balance 1906 Protection Pack follows the original scheme and does not contain any groundbreaking innovations – exactly what we wanted. Rather, it's the small details and the silhouette itself that make the look. The upper of the New Balance 1906DB Beige Protection Pack is kept in the same shade. The classic material change from suede and mesh elements thus takes a back seat, but without being overlooked. The interior and the sole are designed in rich black and stand in stark contrast to the rest of the design. The New Balance 1906DD Black Protection Pack is the perfect opponent for the light colourway. The black upper is lightened up with small, dark gray accents and finally rounded off with a vintage-look sole.
The New Balance 1906DA Castlerock Protection Pack has the biggest color changes of the range. The change of material is particularly emphasized by different shades of gray. The off-white sole further emphasizes the distressed look. The New Balance 1906DC Reflection Protection Pack completes the series as the youngest member. This color variant is also wrapped in a light beige and stands out above all due to the black reinforcement in the heel area. Feel free to check out all colorways and choose your personal favorite from the New Balance 1906 Protection Pack line.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE RELEASE
If you want to get hold of one of the four New Balance 1906 Protection Pack sneakers, you shouldn’t just wish a happy new year on New Year’s Eve at 00:00, because the colorways will be available from January 1st, 2023 at 00:00. Feel free to use our overviews in the respective releases so as not to lose any time. As usual, you can find all updates in our free Dead Stock App and in our Upcoming Releases .
We wish you every success with the New Balance 1906 Protection Pack and wish you a Happy New Year!