Initial release for the New Balance 990v6 Lapis Lazuli is scheduled for June 22
Boston sportswear company New Balance has introduced the new Action Bronson New Balance 990v6 Lapis Lazuli in a collaborative effort with the New York rap star. We already know that the rapper, wrestler, and chef released his “Baklava” colorway to the public back in March, but Mr. Arslani himself has previewed two more colorways earlier this week via Instagram.
“It’s hard when you’re trying to create something,” said Bronson. “It’s best when things just happen. They just fall into place where they must be and the Lapis Lazuli is a perfect example of this. It’s high elegance, thoughtful, harmonious. It’s like the Japanese practice of placing flowers, twigs and everything in its own nature around it in a very gorgeous and artistic way. Just pleasing to the eye.”
Simply poetic. The Action Bronson New Balance 990v6 Lapis Lazuli uses a more subdued color scheme and replaces the predecessor’s dazzling neons. The suede and leather trims feature a range of cool tones, while the paneling around the collar and “N” insignia are also dressed in silver metallic finishes. Cream midsoles then round out the pair alongside pops of purple, sky blue accents, and rope laces similar to what you’d find on a set of boots.
“This shoe is aesthetically pleasing with every line drawn. Every little edge. The fluorescents that are hitting me from every angle. I see 15 different blues on there, [though we only used] seven blues. This is like a mineral that’s been forming over millions and millions of years and has finally just been released through chisel.”
In addition, the New Balance 990v6 Lapis Lazuli features a thick ENCAP midsole infused with FuelCell foam for added cushioning, comfort, and height.
“It’s been unchiseled from the depths of the rock. And now it’s here. It’s the perfect vehicle for your foot. Did I mention that there’s like 15 different blues on here? Purple is blue. It’s city boy blues. This is what happens. This is what happens when you’re from Queens.”