Stone Island’s Next NB Collab Is Same Same But Different

It’s safe to say that so far New Balance’s Stone Island collaborative relationship has been the epitome of room-dividing.

The pair’s FuelCell RC Elite v2s, for example, were a love it or hate it situation, while their take on the 574 from early 2023 was a much more traditional take on the archival New Balance silhouette, with merely a Stone Island badge plastered on the tongue.

Unsurprisingly, however, every pair released so far has sold-out almost immediately and appeared on resale sites for almost double the RRP within hours. This, though, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re good, of course.

Still, such is the demand for Stone Island x New Balance, the two labels will be reuniting this season, that’s the vibe anyway after images of what looks to be an evolution of the Fuel Cell Elite v3 emerged, a silhouette rumored to be dubbed the C1.

These images follow last week’s cryptic post from the two brands which simply read: “STONE ISLAND | NEW BALANCE Stay tuned,” along with both brands’ logos in front of an autumnal camouflage backdrop.

The impending release of the Warped Runner hinted towards a collaborative take on this new curvy silhouette prior to the surfacing of the images, while the continued popularity of styles like the 2002R and 610 also lent themselves nicely to a Stone Island collaboration.

Still, a totally new style is more than welcomed too. Not least when it’s New Balance and Stone Island involved.

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