Ever since his collaborative take on the New Balance 992, Joe Freshgoods has routinely placed his hometown of Chicago at the forefront of his many joint efforts with the Boston brand. Initially teased via the announcement of his Mitchell & Ness Crosstown Classic collaboration between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, the New Balance 650 appeared with greyscale JFG branding, depicting the Chicago native’s latest collaboration.\n\n\nAfter exploring the full breadth of the brand’s lifestyle archives, the multi-hyphenate now takes his design talents to the high-top Basketball Oxford. In a similar fashion to its 550 counterpart from the “Conversations Amongst Us” pack, the 650 is cured in a uniform collection of “Sail” shades. Mixing together leather and suede throughout the ensemble, a seldom wave of grey hues ascertains opposing ends of the tread while clarifying the trim of the bulbous profile logos and JFG logo affixed to the quarter.\n\n\n\nWhile a release date has yet to be confirmed, the Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 650 is expected to delve into its storytelling over the coming months. In the meantime, the pair can be seen in the first-look imagery above.