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THING: Shawn Yue x New Balance MRL996 Revlite “Common Sense”

By Julian Loh, July 16, 2013


New Balance has teamed up with Hong Kong actor, Shawn Yue, to launch his own version of the MRL996 – a Revlite tech infused take on the classic 996 that stays true to the original’s aesthetics yet is much lighter due to the modern foam compounds used in the soles. This very limited “Common Sense” edition sports a nice shade of blue reminiscent of Japan exclusive 1400s from back in the day. The other 4 colourways pictured are normal general release versions of the MRL996 Revlite and are more widely available.

Check out this video with Shawn Yue and New Balance Japan Lifestyle Team Manager, Tetsuya Shono, for an insight into the collab.

The MRL996 “Common Sense” will be released on July 27th, 2013, at:

The other genral release colourways will be available from August 1st, 2013, onwards at the aforementioned stores as well as New Balance Concept Stores across Southeast Asia.

Images/Video: New Balance