New Balance is dropping two very impressive iterations of their 992 model in collaboration with both Nice Kicks and Amoeba Music. The Nice Kicks x Amoeba x New Balance 992 apparel and footwear collab celebrates the California music store culture as well as the opening of Amoeba’s new Hollywood location.

The collab’s main attraction are the two pairs of 992s as both offerings use Amoeba’s signature bright colors and retro-infused branding that highlight its significance to Cali while also paying homage to the connection between Nice Kicks and Amoeba, two businesses that have outposts in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. The first pair of the Amoeba-inspired 992 combines two of NB’s signature gray hues on the midfoot and heel and then giving contrast to them with the help of the bright yellow toebox. Adding even more color to the shoe are the additional yellow and mint green placed throughout, while the bubble-lettered “Peace” branding replaces the New Balance branding on the left shoe’s heel. Finishing touches include the mint green laces.

The second pair combines a black midfoot with a mint green forefoot and tan heel. This one also comes with “Peace” branding on the heel, while red laces, a black leather tongue and grey “N” branding on the side panels all playing a large role in the overall design of the shoe. Shared features on both pairs include two-toned midsole equipped with New Balance’s signature ABZORB cushioning.

Apparel includes pieces utilizing Amoeba’s signature slime logo on  hoodies, tees and shorts, all done in colors that match the shoes. Graphics that nod to the store’s familiar signage such as the “Highest $ Paid” neon sign above the trade-in counter or a bubble-lettered “Peace Through Music” hit are spotted throughout the apparel.

Look for the Nice Kicks x Amoeba x New Balance 992 ($240) and matching apparel ($33-$70) to release at the Nice Kicks webstore on April 2, the day after Amoeba’s new Hollywood location opens.

via: Nice Kicks

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