A collaboration between the Japanese outdoor brand and New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio, the Snow Peak x New Balance Extreme Spec R_C4 Mid is a boot/sneaker hybrid that's ready for winter, both on the street and in the field. It's built with a Cordura ripstop upper backed with waterproof Gore-Tex lining, a chunky Vibram outsole for traction, and a magnetic Fidlock buckle. The Encap Reveal midsole is a new platform for New Balance, combining the stability properties of Encap with the energy-returning properties of Absorb cushioning, visible from the inner sides and bottom of the shoe. The R_C4 Mid is part of a larger collection that includes a down jacket, matching down pants, and a transforming vest bag. The boot, as well as the rest of the collection, will be available worldwide on October 5th.