NEW BALANCE AND STONE ISLAND COLLABORATE FOR FIRST EVER FOOTBALL COLLECTION
November 17, 2022 – New Balance and Stone Island have revealed their latest collaboration as the two brands reunite to announce their first ever special edition football collection.
The new collection breaks new ground by bringing renowned textile innovators, Stone Island, onto the pitch for the first time, celebrating the immensely rich heritage the Italian sportswear brand holds in football through some of New Balance’s most popular products.
Headlining the collaboration is a limited-edition New Balance x Stone Island Furon v7, the brand’s latest evolution football boot, arriving in a new custom camouflage print pattern that pays homage to Stone Island’s famed archival pattern, featuring Stone Island’s compass alongside the New Balance logo. The Furon v7 features an innovative Hypoknit upper, with mesh lining and off-set lacing to deliver impressive lockdown, support, and an increased strike zone, and will be debuted on pitch by New Balance athlete and England star, Raheem Sterling.
Another component of the collection is a Stone Island x New Balance football kit, first sported in September by UK rapper Dave at his Santan Cup tournament in Brazil. A collector’s edition, full kit set features a jersey and shorts, outfitted with an original Stone Island camouflage pattern, inspired by the brand’s archival designs, and a silicone application of the iconic compass logo. Solid black socks offer a sleek disruption of the head-to-toe camo pattern. The jersey and shorts in the Stone Island Kit Set are made from 100% recycled polyester.
The iconic 574 Legacy completes the collection. This modernized classic features a ripstop and suede upper and dark green colorway, for a deconstructed archive inspired look.
The Stone Island x New Balance Furon v7 and kit will be available exclusively on StoneIsland.com on November 21st and globally on November 25th on NewBalance.com, suggested retail pricing of the boot is $275 USD and kit suggested retail pricing is $350 USD. The 574 Legacy’s suggested retail pricing of $140 USD and will be available this winter. Select retailers will also carry the collaboration.
Additional Product Details
- Hypoknit upper designed to provide strategic areas of stretch and support
- Nylon outsole designed specifically for firm ground use
- Chevron stud configuration
- Off-set lacing with cored-out canopy to increase strike zone and provide lockdown
- Hypoknit mesh collar for a lightweight and breathable feel
- 3D tongue tab for added grip
- Flying NB wrap-around logo with multi-tone heel graphic
- Jersey and shorts are made from 100% recycled polyester
- Jersey and shorts feature moisture wicking NB Dry Tech
- Silicone Stone Island compass and New Balance logos
- Custom camouflage print pattern
- Collector's edition keepsake box
- Lightweight EVA foam cushioning in the midsole and heel increases comfort
- C-CAP midsole cushioning delivers durable support
- Suede and mesh upper
About New Balance
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA, has the following purpose: Independent since 1906, we empower people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance MADE U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 7,000 associates around the globe, and in 2021 reported worldwide sales of $4.4 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com.
About Stone Island
A culture of research, experimentation, function and use are the matrixes that have always defined Stone Island: the man sportswear brand established in Italy in 1982, designed to become a symbol of extreme research on fibres and textiles, applied to an innovative design. Season after season, it is through the study of form and the “manipulation” of the matter that Stone Island, under the Creative Direction of Carlo Rivetti, has found its own language with the aim of establishing new boundaries in the world of garment making. Visit https://www.stoneisland.com/newbalance.
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