For the fall and winter 2022, New Balance dug into its archives to bring back a silhouette that aligned with style sensibilities of the seasonal transition: the Rainier boot. Much like the 550 and the 2002R, the brand reintroduced it to the masses via a collaborative capsule with Aimé Leon Dore, and now the 1982 model is being brought back into the spotlight in a muted blue and brown colorway.
The uppers of these wintry kicks are treated with a three-toned palette. Canvas tongues, side panels and toe boxes are fitted with a muted blue tone while the shaggy suede overlays that are located atop the mid-foot, heels and around the toe boxes are dialed to a warm brown hue. Hiker-friendly D rings are given bronze finishes and hold down its two-toned blue and brown laces. Additionally, the collars are fitted with smooth leather and come covered in a warm brown tone. To round everything off, the sole pieces have been submerged in black and come accessorized with all-over white speckles.
A January release is likely in order for these high-cut boots, but New Balance hasn’t confirmed this yet.
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