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New Balance 9060 Arrives to Perfect Y2K Retro-Futurism

We only recently professed our love for New Balance’s general release colourways, but it’s about time we shine a light on the brand’s GR silhouettes. They’ve evolved over the years to become some of the brand’s most important models with the likes of the New Balance 327 taking NB to new heights, not just through collaborations with brands such as Casablanca, but by combining archival models and creating the perfect blend of retro-futurism. We saw the same with the XC72, and now the 9060 that utilises familiar components from previous footwear models and repurposes them through a more modern, expressive lens.

Related: New Balance just released one of our favourite shoes this year through a collab with an Aussie store.

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New Balance 9060 Release Information

Style #: U9060
Release date: Out now, with ongoing releases through the year.
Where to buy: newbalance.com.au
Price: $220 AUD

New Balance’s 9060 silhouette celebrates the technology in the 990 series – one of the most recognisable in all of footwear – while also taking inspiration from the early 2000s running shoes like the 860. The midsole is a large, exaggerated unit, and is the feature that first caught our eye, but move your gaze upwards you’ll find an extended N logo. Other favourite design features of ours include a thicker and clear CR device on the heel, a badge on the tongue, a diamond-shaped outsole, and a split at the heel.

As always, New Balance’s use of materials is on point with a combination of premium pig suede leather and mesh on the upper balancing out the use of wavy lines and scaled-up proportions on the sculpted pod midsole. Good cushion is also expected from an NB and the brand obliges with emphasis on the familiar cushioning platforms of ABZORB and SBS – similar to those found on the 990, so expect comfort and more comfort.

The 9060 is available now via the link below for a retail price of $220 AUD. Being a new model we’d expect it to be a hot ticket item at the first release, but the brand assures us additional colourways will be released throughout the year, so expect a similar model rollout to the 327 and XC72, with more collaborative models surely in the pipeline for New Balance and their usual players as well.

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.