The Brandblack Rare Metal was a sleeper on-court beast this year in my honest opinion (my performance review HERE) and a pretty damn good looking shoe too boot! The man over at WearTesters, Chris, aka Nightwing2303 has been reppin’ Brandblack for a few years and after an amazingly successful collaboration on last year’s Brandblack’s Ether model (I got a pair!), WearTesters and Brandblack went back in the lab again to collab on this year’s Rare Metal model!
Last year’s Ether collab was inspired by the WearTesters’ logo, so to change things up a bit, Nightwing decided to add a little more personal flare to the Rare Metal collab. We still get the great looking WearTesters logo on the heel, but this time around we see more Nightwing blue (inspired by the DC comic book hero) on the gradient midsole, the outsole, and on the Brandblack logos on the heel and tongue. Brandblack also gave the collab a one of kind jacquard knit pattern that you won’t find on any other Rare Metal colorway. If that wasn’t enough, those lucky enough to cop the collab, (which Nightwing told me should be more available than last year’s Ether), will also get collab packaging that includes a specialized box and Brandblack socks.
The official release date for this collab is Saturday, May 13th, 2017. Retail price will be $140.
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