This Triple S x 990v4 Hybrid Is “The” Dad Shoe to End All Dad Shoes
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Brand: Balenciaga x New Balance Custom
Model: “New Balanciaga” 990v4 Triple S
Key Features: A New Balance 990v4 upper in the silhouette’s classic grey colorway is fitted onto the chunky behemoth that is the Triple S’s mid- and outsole.
Release Date: N/A
Editor’s Notes: Sneaker customizer Jake Danklefs put together the dad shoe to end all dad shoes by combining the New Balance 990v4’s upper with the exaggerated tooling system from the king of chunky sneakers, the Balenciaga Triple S.
Conceptualized by @freddiemade, a frequent Highsnobiety collaborator, this custom job brings together two iconic sneakers in their own right. The 990v4 is the latest iteration of New Balance’s popular model that has become synonymous with the normcore “dad” aesthetic, while the Triple S has been at the forefront of the chunky sneaker trend since the start of its popularity a couple of seasons ago.
In addition to @freddiemade’s grey pair, Danklefs made three other pairs, combining different Triple S soles with varying 990v4 uppers. The sneaker has been playfully dubbed the “New Balanciaga” 990v4 Triple S. Check out all versions in the gallery above.
And after you have flipped through the images, courtesy of Jake Danklefs, be sure to let us know your thoughts on the project in the comments.