Archive for February, 2007

574 White/Rasta and Wheat

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Another very disparate pair of colorways – the 574 in WR (White/Rasta) and WH (Wheat) are out now in at Atmos (WR, WH) and Mita (WR, WH) in Japan.

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480 Comic

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

One for the comic nerds!

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New Balance will soon release this limited edition 480 Comic sneaker. The design of the shoe is inspired by the current revival of comic book super heroes in movies and in newer comics series. Other than the design, this new NB Comic 480 also contains Tyvek materials which feels like paper to enhance that comic book feel of the shoe. These sneakers will only be available through Foot Locker and Foot action and will launch this February 15 in Las Vegas as a limited release. It will then see a Select US and International release on March 23.”

Interesting. Tyvek is the stuff Priority Mail flate-rate envelopes are made out of. The “KA-BOOM” and the barcode are bad! Overall this looks like a great shoe. Too bad the string of comic book movies that inspired it have largely sucked except X-Men 1 and 2 and the two Spidermans…. IMO.

Via EUKicks via Hypebeast

New Balance website facelift

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

The official NB site has had a facelift. Looking sharp! Check their Classics section:

http://www.newbalance.com/classics/

NB x Mita – 576 Yamato and Amazon

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Not sure about the deets on this one, but while browsing Mita I noticed they have a pair of new Limited 576 collabs with NB, the CM576 YAMATO and AMAZON. They share a shock-red sole but are very different shoes with unique details such as the flower etching on the Yamato and camo insole on the Amazon.

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Trail Buster reissue

Monday, February 12th, 2007

New Balance is reissuing the 90s Trail Buster model on which the MT580 was based. These urban hiking concept shoes in snazzy bright colors are part of the Spring/Summer 2007 collection and are available now at Mita in Japan. If you need a rugged sole to run through your neighbors yards or stomp the neighborhood bully for mocking your pink shoes, look no further!

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Via EUKicks, Sole Redemption and Mita

577 Alex Gibson, SNKR FRKR Contest Winner

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Big congrats to SNKR FRKR forum member Alex Gibson who won a NB UK design contest, scooping up a pair of custom 577’s and a trip to the Flimby factory — massive!

Members of the site Sneaker Freaker won the New Balance design contest. As contest winners they got a trip to the New Balance Factory in Flimby where they were able to create the shoe they had designed. The NB they created was 577 with the theme Walk With The Colours of England.

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Via EUKicks

Classic Cars at Hanon M576RPC M576GPR M576KPR

Monday, February 12th, 2007

The classic cars 576 pack is now shipping at Hanon!

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