In the streets of Tokyo with the New Balance 1906R

17. April 2023

The New Balance 1906 enjoyed a successful run in 2022 while flying under the radar. We took the M1906RCA & M1906RCD to the streets of Tokyo.

The footwear industry has been romanticizing the early 2000s lately. Originally introduced in 2010, the 1906 was ahead of the retro-futuristic trend.

With its expansive archive of running shoes, New Balance picked the right time to bring back this silhouette. Following a few carefully curated collaborations for the Asian market, the synthetic and mesh runner is ready to step out of the shadow of the 2002R and flagship 99x series.

Aptly named after the year in which the footwear giant was founded, the model perfectly embodies the brand’s no-frills, all-function approach to sneaker design. It comes equipped with modern technology – whether you’re actually going for a run or just going about your day.

The tried and trusted combination of ABZORB technology in the midsole and N-ergy outsole provides superior and responsive cushioning. Even the branding is functional, with the N-lock connecting to the laces for improved lockdown and stability.

With its synthetic and mesh material mix and contemporary colorways, the New Balance 1906R reflects the casual sneaker zeitgeist.

The New Balance M1906RCA & M1906RCD are now available via, all solebox locations & MBCY.