UK-based sneaker retail powerhouse size? is about to drop its highly anticipated collaboration with New Balance, the 1906R “Diamond District” Pack. This epic partnership was first unveiled during a special preview event in London’s trendy Covent Garden district.
Drawing inspiration from the legendary pawn shops of New York City, size? designed this collection as an ode to the vintage timepieces that can be snagged at bargain prices in these establishments. And what better location to draw inspiration from than the iconic Diamond District, nestled on 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue in Manhattan?
To promote this fabulous collaboration, size? has released marketing material showcasing the two pairs of sneakers alongside some seriously attractive watches. One of the pairs, rocking a striking green color scheme, is matched flawlessly with a mystery model from Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle collection. Crafted using top-quality materials, the NB 1906R exudes a luxurious vibe, reminiscent of crisp dollar bills. Gold accents adorn the upper and the sole unit of the NB 860v2, cleverly mirroring the metallic face of the Traditionnelle watch.
On the other hand, the second pair in the “Diamond District” pack opts for a sportier aesthetic, with various shades of grey taking the spotlight. The suede and mesh construction pays homage to retro running models from New Balance, but a closer look at the campaign photography reveals possible inspiration from the iconic Rolex Daytona timepiece. Additionally, the NLock components on the shoe’s profiles inject a tasteful touch of blue and red contrast, possibly nodding to the coveted “Pepsi” version of the Rolex GMT Master II.
Sneakerheads are in for a treat as they get an up-close-and-personal look at these jaw-dropping kicks through detailed shots. And brace yourselves, folks, because they will be available exclusively through size? Launches starting November 4th. The “Diamond District” Pack comes with a price tag of £150 per pair (approximately $183 USD at the time of writing). Make sure to keep an eye out for more thrilling drops and collaborations from New Balance, including their forthcoming New Balance MADE in USA Season 4 collection.