Action Bronson x New Balance 990v6 ‘Baklava’ Release Detailed
Chef turned rapper turned AEW Wrestling superstar, Action Bronson can now add a collaboration with New Balance to his list of accomplishments with the release of the New Balance 990v6 ‘Baklava’. Set to release on March 17th, exclusively at specializinginlife.com and globally on newbalance.com starting on March 24th, the shoe is the first collaborative rendition between the pair, although there are rumours of a second navy and third grey/ yellow pair in the pipeline.
A side-step from the Teddy Santis ‘MADE in USA’ series, the colourway is flagrant and full of attitude with bright green, blue, and pink hues. Initial reactions online are a mixed bag, with many NB faithful pointing out the similarities between this shoe and the Stray Rats collaboration that was released only a few months ago.
Nonetheless, we’re happy to see Bronsolino finally receive a collaborative sneaker after the mess that was his adidas Ultraboost.
A long-time sneaker connoisseur himself, this isn’t Action’s first collaborative rodeo. Heads would remember the controversy that surrounded his first effort with adidas – the Action Bronson x UltraBoost ‘Realtree Camo’ – a shoe that was shrouded in sneaker folklore after Bronson revealed that his ‘friends and family’ shoes were being resold on secondary marketplace sites.
In a Tweet that had since been deleted, Bronson said “If I gave you a pair of my Ultra Boost and you sold them fuck you.” Adding “You are scum.”
In the eyes of many sneakerheads, it’s about time that Action Bronson received his own New Balance collaboration. A long-time friend of the brand (and an ambassador for Teddy Santis’ Aime Leon Dore brand), the rapper has flown the flag, wearing everything from the 574 to the 993 and the 990v6.
As mentioned, the Action Bronson x New Balance 990v6 ‘Baklava’ will release on March 17th, exclusively at specializinginlife.com and globally on newbalance.com starting on March 24th. Expect an Australian release to follow, in the meantime, you can stay locked to launches via the link below and Action Bronson’s latest season of F*ck That’s Delicious on his YouTube channel.
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