MEET THE R_C4
TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance worked with Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak to create the technical R_C4 hiking shoe.
The R_C4 blends strengths from each brand, merging New Balance’s expertise in footwear, with Snow Peak’s penchant for creating clever and utilitarian products that are meant for the outdoors. Following up on a navy blue iteration from 2019, the R_C4 was then re-imagined in a triple-black color scheme for 2021.
Focusing on their ambition of creating forward-thinking designs rooted in functionality and quality, TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance and Snow Peak used a GORE-TEX waterproof membrane for the utilitarian R_C4 silhouette.
ABOUT TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO
New Balance TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance is New Balance’s Japanese-design incubator that is focused on interpreting the American footwear brand in a purely Japanese way, with the aim of marrying materials, processes, and innovations in new ways. Despite being recently established as an experimental arm of the New Balance brand, TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance and GORE-TEX have become close collaborators.