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New Balance and Darius Bazley Unveil The OMN1S Low

The New Balance OMN1S Low is set to release in its initial debut "Berry Lime" colorway.

Original Posting (01/17/2020): Oklahoma City Thunder rising star, Darius Bazley, has debuted a low top version of New Balance’s flagship basketball sneaker—the New Balance OMN1S Low.

The shoe initially made its debut onto the NBA hardwood on Monday, January 14th, 2020, during the Oklahoma City Thunder v.s. Minnesota Timberwolves contest. This new colorway of the OMN1S Low appears to be called the ‘Freshness’ rendition of the sneakers.

This new offering of the New Balance OMN1S Low arrives with a Neon Green upper, featuring contrasting accents of Pink for the knitted one piece tongue, as well as the eyelets and “N” logo at the heel of both shoes. Completing the look is a Light Blue midfoot bang that features the printed word “FRESHNESS”, as well as a Neon Green Fuel Cell foam midsole atop a translucent outsole.

Let us know what you think of the New Balance OMN1S Low ‘Freshness’ in the comments below. Keep it locked to the site as further updates arrive regarding the potential release of the OMN1S Low.

UPDATE (07/14/2020): New Balance and Darius Bazley have officially unveiled the OMN1S Low. Continue reading below for the entire press release.

Global athletic leader New Balance revealed the first low silhouette to the New Balance basketball product family, the OMN1S Low. The OMN1S Low in Berry Lime is made for players of the game who desire more flexibility in their play by incorporating New Balance’s own FuelCell, FitWeave, and Ultra Heel lock-in technology. The entire collection, including multiple colorways of the OMN1S Low and Lifestyle models (997 and 850) will be available on NewBalance.com with the suggested retail price ranging from $100 for the 850 to $140 for the OMN1S Low on July 30th; the official season restart date of the NBA.

“This silhouette was born out of a direct request from our consumers,” explained Jonathan Grondin, New Balance’s Design Director for Basketball. “Whenever we’d introduce a new OMN1S colorway on our social media platforms, our followers would always ask to create a low version. I’m really excited to see it go from comments on Instagram, to Darius wearing on court to finally into our consumers hands.”

The OMN1S Low Berry Lime pack was developed for players like Team New Balance Basketball Athlete and OKC Forward Darius Bazley – versatility on-court and 90’s style on the NBA runway. Formerly known as “the million-dollar intern,” Bazley completed a three-month internship at New Balance Global Headquarters in 2019 where he worked directly with product design and development teams. During his internship Darius worked with New Balance product teams to showcase the benefits of a low silhouette that enhances his particular style of play, allowing for more maneuverability for quick turns and explosive speed. Darius has been wearing various colorways on court for the Oklahoma City Thunder since January and will debut the latest Berry Lime with the team as the NBA returns to play.

“This is really exciting for me to see”, said Team NB Athlete and Oklahoma City Thunder player Darius Bazley. “I remember sitting with the design team when I was working as an Intern at the New Balance HQ and now I get to wear that shoe on court!”

The New Balance OMN1S Low “Berry Lime” is slated to release on Thursday, July 30th, 2020. A confirmed retail price has yet to be unveiled.

UPDATE (04/01/2020): New photos have surfaced of the New Balance OMN1S Low. Information regarding a stateside release has yet to surface, but stay tuned as we learn more.

UPDATE (02/08/2020): Oklahoma City Thunder power forward, Darius Bazley, has debuted several new colorways of the New Balance OMN1S Low. Stay tuned as we learn more about the potential release of these, and keep it locked to this posting as we further update it with more colorways of the OMN1S Low that Bazley debuts throughout the remainder of the regular season.

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Original Posting Photos (01/17/2020):

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