Actor. Rapper. Singer-songwriter. Philanthropist.
That combination of titles could describe a number of celebrities, but once you add “sneaker designer” to the mix, that narrows it down a long way.
For the purposes of this blog post, let’s be clear: We’re talking about Jaden Smith.
The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett has performance in his DNA. He’s got three studio albums and a bunch of movie credits under his belt, and now he has a collaboration with New Balance bearing his personal style.
The New Balance Vision Racer, which takes design inspiration from Jaden’s favorite legacy X-Racer and 1700 models, while putting The New Karate Kid star’s own touches on it.
Seasonal Black and White tones cover the two colorways of the sustainable shoe, which features recycled materials from top to bottom as a part of New Balance’s effort to reduce its manufacturing footprint. Since it uses synthetic leather, it’s even vegan-friendly.
Underneath, behind a translucent rubber outsole, the word ((VISION)) is printed in pink to cap off the funky design.