New Balance Classics 2023

New Balance Classics 2023


New Balance


  • Content & Campaign




  • Fashion
  • Sports

The ContextNew Balance Classics

MATTE teamed up with New Balance for the launch of their S2 23 campaign. The shoe pack drop included the New Balance 550, 2002, and 530 silhouettes, which all lean on vintage and nostalgic design notes.

The Challenge Global Staples Across Borders

New Balance sought an agency partner to help represent how each silhouette bears a certain timelessness and ubiquitousness while retaining regional idiosyncrasies specific to key NB markets across the globe, including North America, Europe and Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.

The ApproachCultures Converging

MATTE wanted to use this campaign to assert New Balance’s positioning as a leader within sport, music and culture. By tailoring the campaign to specific regions and talent, New Balance stepped out as a global staple for consumers looking for a sneaker as versatile as they are.

The OutcomeInhabiting Shoes and Vignettes

MATTE captured ambassadors Sainté and Storm in contrasting spaces – intimate and public – and surrounded them with nostalgia-evoking props. From personal sports memorabilia to vintage cars, MATTE’s set-styling brought the New Balance S2 Sneaker pack’s versatility to life in a 360° campaign by showcasing pop-culture, regional motifs, and sport. The result of MATTE’s work was a series of stills and videos that were allocated for social media, e-commerce, and in-store display. To drive campaign narrative, New Balance matched each sneaker in the set to the most compatible talent and region, and brought the campaign to life with activations at select Foot Locker stores with miniature bedroom vignettes exhibited key possessions as artifacts of a creative life. Guests were able to step into the private worlds of their favorite talents and examine the environments that created them.

  • MATTE Partner

    Matthew Rowean

  • Group Account Director

    Dino Tozzi

  • Senior Client Director

    Shreena Shah

  • Client Supervisor

    Zoe Weimersheimer

  • Client Manager

    Kiara Fairbrother

  • Creative Director

    Pat Dierker

  • LA Photographer

    Robin Harper

  • LDN Photographer

    William Arcand

  • LA DP

    Natasha Duursma

  • LDN DP

    Domo Jones

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