Action Bronson x New Balance Minimus Trail Draws Criticism

New Balance Minimus Trail

Renowned rapper Action Bronson's partnership with the Boston-based sportswear company New Balance is still young, but it has already yielded several highly sought-after sneaker designs.

The latest drop, featuring three distinct colorways of the New Balance 1906R model, was released in stages throughout May and June, but unfortunately, the rollout faced some challenges.

To address these issues, Bronson's team worked tirelessly behind the scenes to improve the process.

Now, with that project complete, the artist has begun teasing his next collaborative effort, and it's already generating significant buzz on social media.

The first official sneak peek of the upcoming Action Bronson x New Balance Minimus Trail collaboration was shared on June 20 through Bronson's Instagram story. The image provided only a glimpse of the sneaker's medial side, but it was enough to pique the interest of his followers.

Days later, the artist was spotted wearing the shoes during a performance, and the image was shared on the @fffiles Instagram account.

As the post circulated, social media users chimed in with critical feedback about the sneaker's appearance on Bronson's feet. Rather than reacting negatively or dismissing the comments, the rapper appears to be taking the feedback in stride.

The New Balance Minimus Trail, a fresh silhouette from the brand, aims to deliver a natural, barefoot-like experience, according to its product details. It's equipped with New Balance's premium FuelCell cushioning and an AT Tread outsole, suitable for both on and off-road use. Currently available in two styles for men and women, it retails at $119.99.

Based on the available information, Action Bronson's version of the Minimus Trail showcases a blend of airy blue mesh, gray grid mesh, a yellow-tinged midsole, and vibrant red laces, adding a touch of flair.

While the standard Minimus Trail is already on the market, the specifics of the upcoming Action Bronson collaboration have not yet been announced. Considering the timeline of the rapper's previous 1906R collaboration, which debuted in May 2023 after initial teasing in fall 2022, readers can likely expect a similar release pattern for the Minimus Trail.