12 New Balance 1906R Releases

1 TBA New Balance 1906R Release

11 New Balance 1906R Sneakers already released

Refined for future

The nineties and twenties were groundbreaking for the sneaker industry: the running boom of the eighties made sneakers a fashion accessory and paved the way for them to enter the lifestyle sector. Elegant heels and old-fashioned suit shoes were out – jeans skirts and baggy pants with sneakers were the must-haves! The focus was not only on ultra-modern silhouettes, but also on retro kicks. No wonder that already the 2002R caused a mega hype. The OG version of the 1906 served the New Balance designers as inspiration for the model. To build on the success, New Balance decided to create another Refined model: the 1906R. 

The idea behind the OG model goes back to the youth of footwear designer Yue Wu, who himself hardly dared to wear his sneakers – for fear that they would eventually look worn out. With the used look, he wanted to encourage wearers to actually use the shoes. From this idea and the outdoor trend that followed later, other models developed and brands like Salomon entered the lifestyle sector.


Hyped variants


There’s a lot of New Balance technology in each 1906R, which is, of course, cutting-edge. Like the 2002R, the original sole has been swapped out for the modern variant found in the 860v2. As such, the outer N-ergy sole and Abzorb heel cushioning absorb shock, while the Acteva Lite midsole provides comfort and stable support. The upper material provides comfortable support and ensures a regular fit, true to size. 

In addition to performance, the design of the shoe is also appreciated by sneakerheads – not least because of the dad shoe hype. The success of this silhouette naturally called directly blatant collabos on the plan – the beginning made the hyped collabo with thisisneverthat. But of course there are already own hyped colorways. Which styles you should definitely know, we present to you here.


New Balance 1906R Cordura

This is what many outdoor fans have been waiting for! These sneakers not only come in natural tones, but are also equipped with the robust Cordura fabric. The dirt- and water-repellent material protects your feet and thus ensures high comfort and durability. The Cordura version of the shoe comes in beige, olive and black. Unlike the New Balance 1906R Green, for example, these variants are plain – including the sole and thus emphasize the outdoor style.


New Balance 1906R thisisneverthat

This collabo is already a real icon! The variant comes with an upper made of light grey mesh with yellowed elements and a yellowed sole for that retro finish. Leather overlays in silver and dark grey accents give the kick the absolute dad shoe look. A 1906R that should definitely not be missing from your closet!


New Balance 1906R Protection Pack

Probably the most popular variant by far is – as with the 2002R – the Protection Pack. Like its predecessor, there is a white, gray and black version. The fourth sneaker is a Reflection version in beige with a black reinforcement in the heel area. All in all, colorways that fit any style – whether on the street or in the office. The kicks come across authentic and without a big makeover, but with fine details. The layers in suede, which are so typical for the silhouette, also make up the used look here and the fine details provide the vintage finish – dad shoes par excellence!


These colorways were just a taste of what’s in store for the New Balance 1906R this year. And yet, the success is already crazy – even though the model has just launched. Get ready for great collabos and crazy colorways, because there’s a lot more to come. We are ready!