Taking cues from the X-Racer and Jaden’s favorite heritage model, the 1700, the Vision Racer merges classic New Balance design language with Jaden Smith’s unique, fashion-forward aesthetic. Jaden’s first foray into footwear design, this bold silhouette pushes design boundaries and paves the way for sustainability-led footwear at New Balance. Each element incorporates recycled material and the shoe is vegan-friendly. This special "Trippy Summer" edition is inspired by Jaden’s love for the 1970s aesthetic.
Design inspired by ’70s graphics
Iced outsole with VISION RACER print
Midsole with EVA Regrind: The midsole includes 5% EVA regrind, alleviating a potential waste stream.
Partially Recycled Insole: The dual density insert consists of a foam in a heel carrier. The insert foam is made of a combination of 6% castor bean oil, 15% recycled foam, 5% recycled rubber, and 74% virgin PU. The heel carrier is made from 98% post-production leftover foam and rubber.
Recycled Content Upper Synthetics: Synthetic leather is made from PU layered onto a thin polyester base and is a vegan-friendly alternative to traditional leather. The thin polyester base in these synthetic leather upper pieces is 60% recycled polyester.
Recycled Polyester: The upper textile, upper lining and tongue textile are made of 100% recycled polyester. Recycled polyester used on the Vision Racer comes from post-consumer plastic rather than oil.