Archive for March, 2007

Mita NB wallpaper

Friday, March 30th, 2007

I just noticed that Mita has three NB computer backgrounds available for free here. On offer are ST33 Vol1 and Vol2 and the Mita MT580 9th Ed. in a variety of dimensions, even widescreen 1680×1050. The ST33 ones are really creative and I have just made the switch!

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CM320 reissue site shakenb.com

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Skinner just introduced me to a Japanese site dedicated to the classic runner from the 70s, the CM320:

www.shakenb.com

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.
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Via Skinner

1400 Super Team 33, Part 2: “Stingray”

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

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…

US/CANADA
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)

EUROPE
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)

JAPAN
Mita, Atmos, United Arrows, Oshmans, Urban Research, Darjeeling Days

ASIA PACIFIC
D-Mop (Hong Kong) Limited Edition Vault (Singapore), S.H Owin (Taipei)

LATIN AMERICA
Zoo (Chile)”

Via EUKicks & SNKR FRKR

580 Mita x Hectic 9th Edition

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

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.

Previously on NBB

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Via soleredemption & AltSnk

574 Dragon & Shogun

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Also in wide release now is the Asia-Pacific 574 collection with four colors of “Dragon” and one “Shogun”.

M574 SHOGUN LES (beige)

M574 HUNGRY DRAGON HDB (brown)

M574 HUNGRY DRAGON HDG (green)

M574 HUNGRY DRAGON HDP (purple)

M574 RED DRAGON LER (red)

Via Mita

578 Independent for women

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

One for the cindarellas, a maroon (burnt umber? burgundy?) 578 with a crafty quilt-stitched toe box. Nice colors and it even has a lacelock. Cop now at Turf.

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Via Turf

576 Leftovers Collection is out

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

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.

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Via Turf

M990 Made in England for Fall 2007

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

This Fall, look for a pair of UK-made M990s, brown/purple and gray/orange.

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Via EUKicks

News

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

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. Peace