New Balance coming together with Oshman and Japan-based mita is nothing new to us, as we’ve seen the create designs in some popular models, including the 1400. Since we’ve seen them come together before, we sort of have a high standard as their previous collaborations have been very delightful.

This particular version of the 1700 runner sports a grey leather upper, along with navy blue touches and grey mesh. The shoe’s insole reads “Revision” and sits aside the Oshman and mita branding. Look for mita to make these available beginning December 4, 2010.