The new XC-72 pushes its classic sources of inspiration even further into unexplored territory, with a time-bending design inspired by the speculative technological optimism of 1970s concept cars. Three distinctive traction outsole patterns and angular features are employed to give the familiar low-cut sleekness of the era s running shoes an aggressive, experimental edge. The XC-72 is the future that the past dreamed about, come to life.
Meets New Balance s green leaf standard: upper is made of 50% or more recycled content, leather that supports more responsible manufacturing through the Leather Working Group, and/or preferred manmade cellulose, and at least one midsole/outsole material contains a minimum of 3% bio-based or 5% recycled content.
Style #: UXC72EB
330 grams (11.6 oz)
Vertically split outsole features two hard ground traction designs the XC15 s gripper and the 375 s studded pattern
Stability heel clip featuring the 620s herringbone outsole pattern
Hairy suede upper with recycled content in N logo, lace and lining. Vamp features textile with TENCEL? Lyocell fibers derived from renewable wood sources.
Single layer microfiber tongue
Squared toe shape inspired by 1970s concept car designs