New Balance CNY 2022 Collection

Arguably the best part about Chinese New Year approaching is having the valid excuse of shopping for a new outfit. After all, “new year, new you” extends to your OOTDs. If you’ve been uninspired for your wardrobe overhaul, New Balance’s Chinese New Year 2022 collection has 3 new sneaker silhouettes complete with tiger prints to get you into the festive spirit.

Inspired by a traditional poetry line “in me, the tiger sniffs the rose”, the collection also combines earthy, pastel colours of brown and olive that represent resolutions together with shades of blue, pink and green that signify tranquillity. Take a closer look at the latest drop.

New Balance 327

new balance 327

The first model in the New Balance CNY collection is the unisex New Balance 327, a classic and beloved silhouette among sneakerheads old and young. The CNY edition takes on a more “prosperous” colourway, with hints of red among the main body colour of pastel brown, which could pass off as a light, non-shimmery gold from different angles.

new balance 327 chinese new year

At the top of the shoe tongue, you’ll find the New Balance logo against a subtle green and black tiger print pattern, which adds a burst of character to the otherwise mostly-muted design.

The New Balance 327 retails at $159.

New Balance 57/40

new balance 57/40

For those who prefer to draw attention to their feet with brighter and bolder colours, then the New Balance 57/40 is right up your alley. Featuring complementary colours of green and pink, the unisex sneakers add a dash of vibrancy to your looks when you head out and about for your annual house visits during CNY. 

new balance 57/40 chinese new year

In contrast to the navy blue and white body, you’ll spot New Balance’s signature “N” logo in green on the outer uppers of both shoes, and in pink on the inner uppers. The green and black tiger print shoe tongue make their appearance again, but this time with New Balance’s logo in pink.

The New Balance 57/40 retails at $169. 


new balance xc-72

With the Year of the Tiger all about embracing your inner “fierce”, go full-on experimental with the New Balance XC-72. Boasting a chonkier design compared that its collection counterparts, this one’s bound to get compliments and looks of curiosity from the relatives when you arrive at their house to bai nian

new balance chinese new year xc-72

Upon first glance, the upcoming Tiger year is instantly and literally reflected in the orange tiger-print stripe down the toe vamp of the sneaker. Aside from New Balance’s logo in light grey on the outer uppers, the shoe also features a sole with a jagged design and the tiger print on the heel as well.

The New Balance XC-72 retails at $189. 

Usher In The Year Of The Tiger In Style With The New Balance CNY 2022 Collection 

The best way to ring in a new year is to look and feel your best, and these sneakers from the New Balance CNY 2022 collection will get you one step closer to just that. The collection is now available at New Balance stores in Paragon, Suntec City, Bugis Junction and Jewel Changi, in addition to their website.

On top of being interested to try them on IRL, you can also visit the Jewel Changi and Paragon stores to check out a unique and sustainable CNY display. Plus, for those shopping on a budget, there’s an ongoing Chinese New Year Buy 1 get 30% off sale for other selected styles when you use the code “CNY2022” upon checkout. 

All images courtesy of New Balance.

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