New Balance designer, Charles Han has recently been updating his Instagram account with some detailed looks at the initial design sketches, renderings & CADS behind his New Balance 520v2 runner design. I’m always impressed by the cleanliness and motion in Charles’ renderings, it’s also great to see some initial ‘messy’ thumbnails of the concept.
The final model looks great, combining a mixture of construction techniques, meshes & leathers. The midsole ‘wave’ design is also a really nice touch and really creates a feel of movement within the shoe.
Check out the development of the New Balance 520v2, from initial sketch, up to final proto, below.
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