Archive for May, 2007

New Balance 2007 – 2008 preview

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Here we have some previews of 2008 and Fall 2007 NBs! Looks like 574/576’s along with a pair of 710 hightops and a pair of Zips.

The first three (whites with the crazy N’s, the black & golds, and the brown thatched Zips) are reportedly for 2008, the rest for Fall 2007.

UPDATE — Got some ID’s on these thanks to Drew NB. The first white one is in the Japanese A0 series with one-piece construction and stitching similar to the 574ILL. The black/gold polkadots is a Japanese 576. The Zip is a US design with reflective 3M and suede woven together. The hightop 710 is also Japanese, as are the orange/red/blue and black/green/yellow 576’s below it. After that we have a US artist edition NB 574 collaboration with Avenj, and lastly a US 576 Factory Plaids celebrating NB’s domestic factories in Maine, also available in purple and navy Woolrich material. All of these will be available in the US starting in Fall 2007.

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Japanese 576 Black/Gold polka
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US Zip reflective 3M/Suede, Japanese 710
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Japanese 576s
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US 574 NB x Avenj, US 576 Factory Plaids
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Via theprocessofbelief @ NikeTalk via HB via EUKicks
Update via Drew NB

574 Limited Edition Las Vegas Collection

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

John @ New Balance Tampa has dropped a preview of the forthcoming summer/fall 574 Limited Edition Las Vegas collection. There are two themed shoes here, cards and dice, each of which comes in white and black colorways. The cards shoe has green interior lining and a transparent green sole in which Four Kings are displayed, a king of clubs on the “N”, and a repeating card motif on the upper and tongue. The dice model has a pair of sevens showing through on the sole, a Six die pattern on the “N”, and little dice all over the upper. Price is quoted at approx. USD $84.99.

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Via NB Tampa Blog

1500 Purple Black LTD croc skin

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Fresh New Balance Limited Edition 1500 heat is out at SoldOut! This model is part of the “European Collective” program and makes use of a variety of materials: croc skin, mesh, premium leather and suede. Note the contrast stitching, perforated toebox, use of mesh and two sets of laces. “Very rare and limited to only a few stores.”

Price at this time is € 110. Available US Sizes: 7, 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11… although I’m sure they are going fast.

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Via EUKicks

UK 670 GN Grey Navy at NB Japan

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

A made-in-UK M670 is available at NB Japan. They’re calling it M670UKGN, the GN most likely meaning grey/navy. Looks like the price is ï¿¥20,790 or ï¿¥19,800 (about $160) w/o tax. Check it out here.

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Via NB Japan

1600 Japan LTD in Green and Black

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Mita has a new Limited Edition New Balance CM1600 in black and green. Looks like sizes US 7-11. Their price including tax is ¥15,100 or about $125.

As you can see the green makes use of forest and lime green suede, black leather, what looks like silver 3M, and gold stitching. The “N” really pops! The black ones, while more subdued, make use of the same variety of materials plus a speckled sole. Both use NB’s ABZORB shock absorbtion technology.

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Via EUKicks

New Balance the Ethical Company

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Great news for the conscious consumer in all of us…

“Boston (May 11, 2007) – New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies this week by Ethisphere Magazine, a national publication dedicated to illuminating the important correlation between ethics and profit. The elite list of companies were recognized for their strong leadership in ethics and compliance, advancement of industry discourse on social and ethical issues, and positive engagement in the communities in which they operate.”

“The process included reviewing companies’ codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at companies’ activities to improve corporate citizenship; studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and working with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.”

Via Runner’s Web

576 Sportie LA – new sample

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Chicago retailer, Leaders1354 has posted a pic of the black NB x Sportie LA 576 alongside another sample. Looks like another 576 in white patent, yellow and blue. They say release dates are July and September. Thanks Liftmycurse for the heads up!

Update: The neon yellow/turquoise are a collaboration between New Balance and Concepts, the shoe shop in Cambridge, MA. Thanks, Drew.

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Via Leaders1354

1500 GCW

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Another “cargo-inspired” 1500 like the BCW, KCW, OCW is out at Overkill (€150) and Hanon (£90). This one is beige (or grey?) and red-brown.

“From New Balance. Premium edition. Cargo inspired. Upper consists of enzyme washed cotton, outdoor canvas and full grain leather. Eva midsole. Bonded rubber outsole.”

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Pics and info via Hanon.

1500 BCW

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

New at Overkill is the 1500 BCW in Light Brown / Dark Brown / White. Looks like a sister shoe to the 1500 KCW and 1500 OCW with the cool camo interior lining. Price is € 150.

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Via Overkill Blog

M574 by mnnf

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Japanese artist, mnnf has done a series of three 574s using cardboard paper paper rope and twine. Absolutely amazing!! Info and pics courtesy of Ro @ 5th Dimension.

“For mnnf inquiries, original artwork, commissions or to get on the mailing list, please email: info///at ///woven.jp”

M574 by mnnf – “Sasurai”, “M574”, “Ru”

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M574 Sasurai (Roaming)

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M574 Ru (Flow)

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