Debuted under the flags of New Balance‘s Tokyo Design Studio, the R_C 1300 silhouette is set to return for a wider release in a look effectively pays homage to “Workwear” in its colorway. Suede overlays douse in the burnt orange shade, its burnt warm tone a stark contrast to the light grey mesh that constructs underneath. “N” logos at the side then lay atop a thick branded strip of leather while the heel tab spaces behind prefers the polish and glimmer of a silver metallic. Tongues then complement the latter in what looks to be nylon while the branded patches stick out by a small margin in their brighter backings. But while all of the aforementioned is relatively ordinary — thanks most to the model’s reliance on the original 1300 shape — the sole itself is anything but as it continues to make use of overproportioned midsoles and the ever-functional Vibram sole.