The first collaboration between Brandblack and my friends over at WearTesters was on the Brandblack Ether, which pretty much sold out instantly when it released. So expect much of the same on their upcoming collab on the highly popular (a personal on-court favorite of mine, my performance review HERE) Rare Metal, which I’m hearing is set to drop sometime in the next couple of months.
Nightwing2303, the top dog at WearTesters, dropped some images of the upcoming collaboration on his Instagram and man are they sweet! Nightwing wanted to go in a more personal direction this time around. On the previous Brandblack Ether collab, the inspiration was the WearTesters logo, which resulted in a mostly black and white sneaker much like the WearTesters logo. On the Rare Metal collab, the inspiration was his favorite comic book character Nightwing. This collab features an one of kind black knit pattern on the Jacquard upper, A WearTesters logo on the heel, a suede heel counter for that premium touch, and finally hits of that Nightwing blue scattered throughout. That blue looks especially good on the gradient midsole if you ask me!
Retail price on the regular Rare Metal was $110, so expect this collaboration to be priced around $110 since last year’s Ether collab was the same price as regular Ethers. Once we hear an official release date and price, we’ll let you guys know asap! Until then, enjoy the images!