HAVEN / New Balance M990V5

Season: FW20

Technical Drawing

As the lead designer for the collaboration between HAVEN and New Balance, I have achieved a milestone in creating the M990V5 shoe, which is made in the USA with a combination of utilitarian and premium materials.

The upper is constructed in pigskin suede, complemented by a Cordura® AFT mesh toe box and side panelling for breathable, hard-wearing durability. I added a defining feature to the shoe, with concealed highly reflective panels underneath the mesh that are activated only when exposed to light. I also incorporated additional reflective detailing throughout the shoe, including speckled woven laces, a signature “N” logo and “V5” emblem.

To ensure optimal comfort and quality, I used supple Horween leather to wrap the heel and interior sock liner. I then added a two-tone ENCAP midsole to provide stability and comfort while showcasing the co-branded print on the footbed to highlight the partnership between HAVEN and New Balance.

My achievement in designing the M990V5 showcases my expertise in combining utilitarian and premium materials to create a shoe that is both stylish and functional. The unique design features, such as the concealed reflective panels and the supple Horween leather, demonstrate my commitment to innovation and quality in footwear design.