New Balance + YCMC Drop Tax Season-Themed 990V5 Sneakers

The icy colorway is inspired by U.S. Treasury tax refund checks.
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Streetwear retailer YCMC and New Balance's latest sneaker collab celebrates the only good part about tax season: the refund. 

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A cheekily named "Big Checks and No Stress" edition of New Balance's American-made 990v5 silhouette is decked out in the same colors as the United States Treasury-marked checks themselves. 

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Constructed from a combo of athletic mesh and swanky pig suede, the kicks' colorway follows an icy gradient that begins with a teal heel, leads to a beige upper, and finishes with a breezy white toebox. The New Balance "N" logo gets the same graded theme, while the shock-absorbing ENCAP midsole appears in silver and white, as Hypebeast notes. 

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A set of either teal or red laces tops off the design, and each pair is presented with a fake refund check, security-printed tissue paper and an envelope-inspired shopping bag.

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The blingy 990v5 variant follows a re-release of the coveted New Balance 1300JP, which was only attainable via lottery. The athleticwear brand previously collaborated with Todd Snyder on a particularly vibrant M997 sneaker and two ale-themed models

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Priced at $175, the YCMC x New Balance 990v5 “Big Checks and No Stress” drops on the YCMC webstore and at Shoe City locations on March 6.