Concepts are no slouch when it comes to collaborating with New Balance, and it was only back in late December when they released their New Balance 998 “Grand Tourer”, but nonetheless, they are back, and collaborating on the lesser known Trailbuster model.
This collaboration has a twist though, as it isn’t the usual Trailbuster, but in fact, a Re-Engineered version of the New Balance Trailbuster. The Trailbuster was a classic New Balance 90’s trail running shoe, and it blends performance technology with premium lifestyle materials for a silhouette made for the urban explorer.
As always, every shoe and/or collaboration has to have a name, or at least usually does, so these have been dubbed the “Night Trail”.
This Re-Engineered version of the Trailbuster is a reimagined, modernised silhouette, and features an upper which is done in reflective textile and metallic close-knit mesh with a reflective New Balance FantomFit welded skin. On top of that, the upper also includes reflective eyelets and metallic embroidery on the tongue label, with outdoor detailing in the form of heel webbing and a woven Concepts-branded lace. The style offers a red Concepts-branded insert, hangtag, with a second lace option.
The New Balance Re-Engineered Trailbuster x Concepts released today February 6th, and will get a worldwide release on February 20th.