Bella Hadid Gets Her Hands on Rare New Balances for Winter in a 1990s-Era Puffer

Claudia Miller
·2 min read

Bella Hadid’s off-duty style never fails to impress, always remaining at the top of its game.

Just yesterday, for example, the model stepped out of celebrity-favorited restaurant Bar Pitti in New York wearing an easy-to-recreate look. Her ensemble included a layered graphic sweatshirt over a collared top and shredded white jeans, all accented with a bright puffer jacket; her North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse outerwear came in a kelly green colorway, highlighting a throwback silhouette with an oversize appeal and endless warmth. The design retails for $279 and is available now at Back Country.

The media personality then gave her outfit a must-have twist from one of the year’s biggest brands: New Balance. The sportswear powerhouse was named the 2020 Athletic Brand of the Year for the upcoming FN Achievement Awards thanks to its successes in the sneaker world with hit collaborations and new must-have silhouettes.

Hadid’s sneaker, in particular, came in the form of the brand’s collab with Studio FY7, a creative agency founded by Younes Bendjima. Taking inspiration from Bendjima’s native country of Algeria with a touch of French influence, the Studio FY7 x New Balance 992 reimagined the retro silhouette with sandy uppers inspired by the dunes of Southern Algeria. Contrasted by hits of black mesh, the style also features a co-branded insole and a two-tone midsole.

The sneaker released on Oct. 24 but was reportedly limited to just 250 pairs. The shoes now resell for upwards of $400 to $1,300 at

When it comes to everyday fashion, Bella Hadid opts for shoes from New Balance of course along with Prada, Solomon, Zara, Dr. Martens and more, returning to a grungier footwear feel almost every time. For red carpet events and fancier get-togethers, the model oftentimes steps out in designs courtesy of Dior, Alexander Wang and Tom Ford amongst others.

Her modeling career has made her the face of campaigns for Jacquemus, Chanel and Helmut Lang in the past few weeks alone; she previously walked the runway for every name in the book, too, from Marc Jacobs to Miu Miu and Burberry.

Click through the gallery to discover more of Bella Hadid’s top street style looks over the years.

Launch Gallery: Bella Hadid's Street Style Evolution

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