Original Story (11/16/20): Following a fire collaboration with Bodega earlier this year, the New Balance X-Racer returns with a new collab that will be sure to be even more coveted.

The trail running-inspired sneaker is getting a “NYC Pigeon vs Japan Crow” twist in collaboration with Staple and atmos. Borrowing design cues from the riot-inducing Staple x Nike SB Dunk Low “NYC Pigeon,” the X-Racer comes in a black, gray, and muted red color scheme and features Staple’s pigeon logo embroidered on one of the heels. The other heel, however, features a similar logo that is completely black that represents a black crow. Japan, where atmos originates from, has a massive crow population, just like how pigeons run rampant in NYC.

Grab a first look at the Staple x atmos x New Balance X-Racer below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for info on its release.

Update (11/20/20): atmos has fully revealed their “Crow & Pigeon” X-Racer made in collaboration with Staple Design and New Balance. atmos Japan will launch the shoe on November 28th via raffle that opens on November 24th. An accompanying apparel collection will be available starting November 21st. Check out the shoe and collection below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for any info on a wider release outside of Japan.

First look images:

photo via koji198139/IG

Photo via jeffstaple/IG