This bright sneaker inspired by nostalgic ’90s culture

Footwear retailer YCMC loves the ’90s — so much, in fact, that its latest exclusive New Balance shoe is inspired by the decade. The New Balance 992 “Rewind,” a colourful take on a classic NB runner-turned-lifestyle silhouette, is a direct salute to ’90s hip-hop music, fashion and television, all of which were precursors to modern-day pop culture.

As you might expect from a ’90s-inspired sneaker, the “Rewind” is awash in bright colours. Mixing vivid aqua blue mesh with a dash of purple leather accents, to rich black suede with a touch of white leather. Branding is mostly done up in metallic silver, with the midfoot’s N logo plus the 992 hits on tongues and heels alike boasting reflective material.

The insoles are arguably the most vibrant part of the “Rewind” with a joyful jumble of patterns and colours that are seemingly straight from the set of Yo! MTV Raps. Multiple lace options complete the offering.

YCMC’s exclusive New Balance 992 “Rewind” will release on the YCMC website come June 17.