New Balance X Jcrew 992 Ny Sneakers
Over a decade into the partnership, the two are showing no signs of slowing down. Today theyre debuting yet another sneaker, a gently-tweaked 992 that takes inspiration from the Big Applethough not in the way you might think. In lieu of turning towards, say, the rich architectural heritage of Americas most famous island, the two brands looked beyond the five boroughs, focusing on New Yorks oft-forgotten outdoor attractions instead. Created in partnership with New Balances Made in the USA sub-linethe same one Aimé Leon Dores Teddy Santis was tapped to run earlier this yearthe sneaker was all-but guaranteed to be a hit even before it was updated with splashy hits of premium suede and outdoors-ready ticked-laces.
So if youve got an excursion to the Catskills planned in the near futureor want to dress like you dobest to make moves STAT. Nothing the duo works on together sticks around for very long, and weve got the nagging suspicion this release will be no exception.
The New Balance X J.Crew 992 NY is available online and at select J.Crew stores starting today, October 9th, for $175.
Comfort Fit And Sizing
After lacing them up, you should be pretty happy with the out of the box comfort. The leather lining is plush, the foam insoles are pretty squishy, and the overall shape is neutral enough to fit a lot of feet. Over time, I do suspect the foam insole will collapse, so keep an eye on that and invest in a spare set.
Speaking of fit, that gently rounded toe box and tapered heel give you the right amount of space for all day comfort. They are plenty wide enough for your Average Joe I dont feel any pinching or tightness that I normally do with the much more expensive Common Projects styles that run narrow.
Leather lined. A little extra cushioning in the tongue.
As with most of these minimalist sneakers, you should usually take a half-size down from your Brannock measurement as they tend to run a little large. These in 10 fit just right for me.
For reference, I am a 10.5 D/E on a Brannock device and usually take a 10 D in most dress shoes, including Aldens Barrie last and Grant Stones Leo last. I take a 10.5 E in Allen Edmonds 65 last, as that last runs too narrow for me. I also take a 10.5 in Vans and an 11 in most Adidas or Nike sneakers.
Score: 5/5 Stars Great! Pretty comfortable out of the box and run a bit large. Size down a half size.
Comfy out of the box. Removeable insoles for later replacement.
Jcrews Latest New Balance Sneaker Takes Inspiration From An Unlikely Source
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J.Crews always had an uncanny knack for cherry-picking from the type of brands that serve as a perfect complement to its broader menswear assortment. In the heady days of the early 2010s, its wood-paneled stores were some of the few places you could buy the kind of hard-to-find labels discussed with fervor on certain corners of the blogosphere.
But there might not be a brand more closely associated with the retailers heyday than New Balance, the Boston-based sneaker giant J.Crews been working with since 2010. Under the stewardship of designer Frank Muytjens, who took the reins after Todd Snyder left to launch his own expansive menswear universe, the retailer rolled out a slew of New Balance collaborations, helping cement its status as the rare big-box chain with a clearly-defined point of view.
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I think J.Crew has righted the ship and is headed back towards greatness. Today were checking out their new Court leather sneakers in this lovely toffee or caramel shade. I know what youre thinking, Great another pair of minimalist leather sneakers. Who would even wear these? and thats a great question. Lots of guys and gals could use a super solid pair of sneakers in their arsenal for those smart casual outfits where athletic sneakers are too casual and plain toe bluchers or dress Oxfords are way too formal. Im thinking these kinds of sneakers are perfect for those staycation date nights with your partner or meeting your buds at the local beer and wings spot after work one evening. How do the new Court sneakers stack up against our usual favorites from Greats, Gustin, or Common Projects?
Three basic colorways. No need to reinvent the wheel.