After giving us a glimpse of the sneakers a few days ago on the cover of their 20th issue, Sneaker Freaker now provides us with a more in-depth view of the Concepts x New Balance 999 collaboration. Known as The Kennedy, the sneakers feature a sporty nautical theme paying tribute to the late President John F. Kennedy and the passion he had for sailing. Various shades of grey suede built most of the upper on the sneakers, joined by a lesser amounts of tan suede, white mesh and blue nlyon. Accents of red come into play on the uppermost eyelets and on the “NB” embroidery on the heel. While the colorway itself is enough to make these a keeper, a set of sailing flags on the tongue tag and a custom lining further playing out the nautical theme make these 999’s truly unique and unforgettable. An exact day isn’t being set in stone just yet, but a release is being planned for sometime in March 2011, not long before the boating season begins.
Continue reading for a closer look at the Concepts x New Balance 999 “The Kennedy”.