Archive for March, 2007
Skinner just introduced me to a Japanese site dedicated to the classic runner from the 70s, the CM320:
It’s a Flash site with history of the shoe, a catalog of reissued models, and video commentary on the shoe from graffiti artist Haze, NB Senior Developer Spencer Morrison and NB Designer Andrew Nyssen.
Nice! I’ll see if I can hook up an English translation for my fellow gaijin.
Via Skinner2 comments
The ST33 release at the beginning of ’07 was of such a high quality that mine have barely left the box, and I usually wear everything I buy. The sequel, “Stingray” is due in April and looks every bit as good. From the initial pics we can see one shoe in two colorways, both of which appear to share the same heel. Again this one is Made in the USA by a chosen team of shoemakers and available in only 33 shops worldwide.
Scroll down for info and store availability courtesy of Sneaker Freaker…
“What is Super Team 33?
Out of the 6 New Balance factories in the USA, one of the best is located in Skowhegan, Maine – a district famous for its shoe manufacturing. From the engineers in the factory, a special production line was built, made up of the best 28 workers and 5 craftsmen (longest career 25 years, total career of 33 workers: 265.5 years). The collection made from these talented workers was named “Super Team 33”, because of its production line #33, and because of the total number of workers on the team. They value “high quality” and “aggressiveness”, and create the best quality shoes in New Balance.”
“These Stingray 1400’s will be available at…
Alife (NYC), Shoe Gallery (South Beach), The 400 (Denver), Sportie LA (LA), P.E.G (Dallas), Tannery (Boston), Shoe Biz (San Francisco), Capital 1524 (Seattle), The Vault (Toronto), La Godasse (Montreal), El Kartel (Vancouver)
Hanon, Size Carnaby St, Offspring Neal St (UK), Solebox, Tate (Germany), Sneakers’n’Stuff (Sweden), Wallace (Denmark), Vintage 55, Gente, ANO TBC (Italy), Trust Nobody (Spain), Lijfstijl (Holland)
Mita, Atmos, United Arrows, Oshmans, Urban Research, Darjeeling Days
D-Mop (Hong Kong) Limited Edition Vault (Singapore), S.H Owin (Taipei)
A closer look at the forthcoming RMH x Mita black/black MT580s. This was slated for March so probably not long now.
Also according to AltSnk it looks like the Pesto colorway of this same shoe dropped at the UNDFTD store opening on March 24th in Tokyo.
Made in Skowhegan, ME these are “inspired by (and for the most part, built with)” leftover materials from previous styles at New Balance’s factory. The right and left shoe have the same colors but on different panels, giving them the look of a photo and its negative. The concept is wild and as with any limited New Balance collection you can expect the quality to be outstanding.
The three colorways are available now at shops with Tier 1 accounts, such as Turf in San Mateo which has em for $145.
Via TurfNo comments
Hi all, apologies for the complete lack of updates, I was traveling across the pond to the UK, France, Germany and Italy recently and didn’t find time to post anything. I did however find a pair of green classic car 576s in a size 13 at a Schuh’s in Edinburgh which had me chuffed as no one seemed to be carrying above an 11! So yeah.. updates and replies to emails will be coming shortly. PeaceNo comments