Archive for the ‘576’ Category

2008 Asia-made 576 Samples

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Here are some pics from Sole Obsession of Asia-made 576’s due to drop in early 2008. These feature reflective 3M material all over the toe area and “N”, plus suede on the middle and back panels. I’m feeling these, the purples remind me of the La MJC x Colette 1500s!

For anyone within reach of Malaysia, you can check these out in person at the Streething x Sole Obsession “Swap & Gawp” free event, this Saturday June 9 in Kuala Lumpur.

Edit: Added a pic taken with a flash to show how reflective these are. Thanks DN.







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576 Red 3M ST33 Tier One

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Turf has a new Tier One 576 made by the ST33 team in Boston. The red piece, the backing behind the “N”, and part of the toecap are 3M reflective. The sole is made of clear smoke gel. USD $145




Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The folks at New Balance contacted NBB to clarify that the ALIFE 576 (previously) will unfortunately not be making it to production. Here’s the official word:

New Balance did work with ALIFE on the collaboration project which was originally planned as a three shoe collection along with Sportie LA and Concepts at the Tannery in Boston. Due to reflective materials used in the ALIFE project and New Balance’s production methods, we were unable to produce the shoe as it was designed. So, the project will not be launched as planned. New Balance is eager to bring this collaboration to life, and the two brands are in discussions for an alternate project, but no date has been set for the release. Please Stay tuned!
–New Balance

Thanks to NB and ALIFE for the update. I must say I’m disappointed this particular shoe will not be produced with the other ones but I look forward to seeing what they come up with for the future!

576 Alife, Concepts, Sportie LA – US Tier 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Xymon has dropped some more knowledge and pics on the upcoming New Balance 3-Store Collaborations produced by the Super Team 33 group in Skowhegan, Maine. All three 576’s are US Tier 0 releases.

Alife presents the high-concept M576ALIF with an all-over reflective silver upper and clear outsole. Perfect for legging it in the dark amongst the taxicabs of NYC.

Cambridge, MA’s Concepts Tannery has the yellow, white and turquoise M576TNRY with some patent and reflective details, Nubuck toebox & heel, suede vamp, clear and rubber outsole. (previously)

Last up is the now-familiar black Sportie LA M576SPLA with rainbow polkadots, patent toe, carbon fiber heel and pinstripes. Based on our comments this one is a strong divider! (previously)

M576TNRY Concepts

M576SPLA Sportie LA

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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.

Japanese A0 one-piece construction

Japanese 576 Black/Gold polka

US Zip reflective 3M/Suede, Japanese 710

Japanese 576s

US 574 NB x Avenj, US 576 Factory Plaids

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Update via Drew NB

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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576 Sportie LA

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Complex reports on a 576 collab between New Balance and Sportie LA due this summer. Crazy materials on this one including a striped toebox and tongue, patent leather toe, carbon heel?, scored leather and colored polka dots. Sportie LA will have these exclusively on July 1st with a wider release on September 1st. Price is USD $150.

Thoughts? Without the colored polka dots I would be all over it.




576 Waxed UK in Brown and Cream

Friday, April 13th, 2007

This classy, made-in-UK 576 in brown and cream with green highlights has a leather and waxed cotton upper. I saw these in person at Frontier about a month ago and the waxed parts have the effect of crinkled paper. The pictures don’t quite do it justice! Also available at End Clothing.




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A02 576 Black and Rasta

Monday, April 9th, 2007

We just saw the New Balance A01, here’s the A02 in black and rasta colors. It appears these are modified 576’s with a one-piece vamp, the new style of painted “N”s we saw in the Fall 2007 preview, denim fabrics, high-contrast stitching and a graffiti-style “New Balance” on the heel.

A02 BK (Black)




A02 RST (Rasta)




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Leftovers at Zappos

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

All three colors for $150 each, here.