Editor’s Pick: Concepts x New Balance CM496 Pool Blue

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Admittedly not the most weather-appropriate footwear style for the North American north east (this morning even my Doc Martens were all “no Josh, five more minutes”), these New Balance collabs with Boston and New York retailer Concepts are the best smack of summer that I personally will be begging for during the next five months… and then complaining about the entire five after.

One half Hawaiian Punch:

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And another Charles River:

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They’re perfectly vibrant shoes that god knows neither you nor I need, as rain continues to plummet outside, but aren’t they beautiful? Complete with a full cow suede upper, popular boating colors (turquoise and red), non-marking rubber gum outsole, and reflective and/or flecked laces, the new Concepts x New Balance CM496 Pool Blue shoes are available online for $130. See more photos below.


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