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Snow Peak x New Balance Niobium Collection

Written by: Savanna Frimoth

August 25th , 2020

Snow Peak x New Balance Niobium Collection

Snow Peak × TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance Niobium Capsule Collection 

The second collaboration between Snow Peak and New Balance features footwear and apparel inspired by camp fishing. The collection emphasizes function and versatility – with dual-use apparel and adaptable footwear. Shop the Snow Peak × TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance Niobium Capsule Collection at at 10am PST on 9/4. 

The Footwear: TDS Niobium Concept 1 

TDS Niobium Concept 1 Niobium, the new concept footwear from Tokyo Design Studio, features the sole unit from New Balance's best-selling MT801 trail running shoes, while within the upper, a waterproof eVent bootie can be interchanged with a sandal lining. The model is named after the 41st element on the periodic table, which bears the symbol of Nb.  

The beauty and versatility of the element are expressed through TDS's new concept footwear. Based on the theme of camp fishing, this new collaboration with Snow Peak presents lifestyle footwear that can be used while camping or in the city. A single pair of shoes can be transformed into waterproof boots, suitable for use at the water's edge and in inclement weather; outdoor sandals that can be easily removed when moving between inside and outside; and slippers for use in the tent or indoors. The sage green coloring is inspired by the moss and rocks of mountain streams. The waterproof boots feature a toe hook that allows portable eVent waterproof gaiters to be attached with ease, removing the need for rain boots while camping or in the city.  


The Apparel : eVent Fishing Capsule Collection 

Continuing with the theme of fishing, the apparel lineup includes waders (salopettes) made from waterproof eVent fabric, gaiters that can be combined with shoes, and a multi-pocket vest. TDS's signature T-shirts and shorts have been developed as inner wear using garment dyed, heavyweight cotton featuring moisture absorbing, quick-dry yarn. The waterproof pockets of various sizes are not only designed to store tools while fishing in mountain streams but are also useful for dealing with sudden changes in conditions in the city, providing handy protection for mobile phones, earphones and other digital devices. 

With Niobium footwear and gaiters, a single pair of shoes can be transformed into rain boots waterproof boots, outdoor sandals and indoor slippers. 

On 9/4, shop the collection online or at retail locations in Portland, Oregon and Soho, NYC.