It’s been less than a month since Salehe Bembury revealed a follow-up to last year’s “Peace Be the Journey” New Balance 2002R, and now the former Versace sneaker designer is showing off what appears to be yet another collab with the Boston-based footwear brand.
This time, Bembury is taking a sharp left turn away from retro silhouettes in favor of the experimental Test Run Project 3 model. Introduced in 2019, the eco-friendly model is notable for being constructed with scraps and surplus materials from past New Balance sneakers. The trail-friendly model has been frequently worn by Bembury on the early morning hikes that have become a staple of his Instagram content.
Bembury’s rendition of the New Balance Test Run Project 3 includes a cheetah printed underlay, grey suede, and orange webbing with a pattern reminiscent of the finger prints used on the heel of the aforementioned 2002R collabs. Bembury’s name appears on the colorful tongue tab, and a mix of colors is also used on the heel.
As of now, there is no information on a release date for the Salehe Bembury x New Balance Test Run Project 3.
UPDATE (03/17): After giving fans a preview last month, Salehe Bembury has shared an update for his upcoming New Balance Test Run Project 3. Announced today via Instagram, the collab is slated to drop sometime in April but a specific launch date wasn’t revealed. Check back soon to Sole Collector for an official update coming soon.