Inspired by the technology of Concept cars from the 1970s, the XC-72 features a unique retro-futuristic design. The model features three distinct traction patterns on its outsole along with several angular details and a square toe cap. The sum of these characteristics results in an elegant and modern silhouette with an aggressive and experimental touch. The upper features premium fabric overlays like suede, cowhide and synthetic leather. The oversized “N” logo bears the signature of New Balance's Shifted category.