New Balance and the wave that it’s currently on right now in terms of firing out striking collaborations and everyday staples has brought them an abundance of success, but in 2022 the brand is ready for some expansion in its footwear category. On deck for the sportswear imprint is the all-new New Balance CT302 — a fresh lifestyle offering that is minimal in design and fuses elements from many of the brand’s signature court silhouettes.
On this new creation, New Balance draws inspiration from its current lineup of key lifestyle players such as the 327, 237 and 57/40. It features a low profile with smooth synthetic leather base layers and curvy rubber toe caps for some added character. Side panels are devised with slightly oversized N logos much like the 327, and this comes paired with traditional New Balance branding on its nylon tongues and CT302 spell-outs on the inserts. Down below, the shoes are supported with a sleek platform midsole unit that enhances the shoe with a more fashion-forward look and feel.
For the model’s campaign, the brand tapped rising tennis star Coco Gauff to show off its inaugural white and light blue colorway. The first release of the CT302 will be available globally starting March 2022, and retail prices will range from $90 to $100 USD.