Archive for the ‘Asia’ 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.







Via SlamXHype

574 Flag for Kids

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Suntin for the keeeeeids! Patriots and American Football World Cup fans, if you can navigate the NB JP store you might score yourselves a pair of these 574s for your seed.

KV574AFJ – 2007 American Football World Cup, Kids Japan

KV574AFU – 2007 American Football World Cup, Kids USA

Via NB Japan

Shake 320 Design Competition Party this Friday in Tokyo

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007


Tokyo crew – this Friday 8th June don’t miss an official Shake 320 Design Competition night for the New Balance 320 reissue (previously on NBB). Competing will be heavyweights, Crooked Tongues (UK), Dave’s Quality Meat (NYC), and GreyOne x Dez (LA).

It runs from 10pm-5am with entertainment by DJs Fantastic Plastic Machine, hobby:tech, MIKAN and live acts YOU THE ROCK, EL AMAZON, LUV AND RESPONSE, YU.KI.KO and more.

See here for the full info.

If anyone makes it down please take some pics and hit me at steps #at#!

Via NB Japan

574 Whiz x Fragment x NB

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Whiz from Japan have collaborated with New Balance on a 574. Two colorways are available, blue and bordeaux with some interesting leather accents on the back heel.


Via SlamXHype via PointBlank

G-Flash by G-Shock x KIKS TYO x New Balance

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Japanese streetwear label and retailer, KIKS TYO released today the first preview of their footwear collab with New Balance and G-Shock.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Casio’s rugged and high-tech G-Shock watch line, the “G-Flash” series includes two pairs of NB 574s as well as a modified 320. The shoes match a pair of KIKS TYO x G-Shock watches to be released worldwide in August 2007.

Founded in 2006 by DJ, designer and streetwear/sneaker culture personality hobby:tech (Shinichi Izaki), KIKS TYO has since gained recognition worldwide for its dedication to producing well crafted, high-quality apparel and accessories based on sneakers and sport culture.

The G-Flash 574 comes in a black/yellow and yellow/black colorway, the 320 in black/red. All three make use of paint-speckling on the leathers as well as custom lace locks. There appears to be some patent leather in there as well. I like these, the colors really pop and the designs are eye-catching without going overboard. Stay tuned for more info and pics.


Spring-Summer 2007 574s – LEW, PMC, BKR

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Atmos has some new 574s for Spring/Summer 2007. They also have the black and green LTD 1600s that dropped a couple weeks ago at Mita (previously).

M574J LEW – White Dragon

M574M PMC – Pastel Multi Color

M574M BKR – Black/Rasta

Via Kicksaholic

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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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 ///”

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



M574 Sasurai (Roaming)




M574 Ru (Flow)




574 Japanese LTD restock at Turf

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Turf here in the Yay Area has got their paws (no furry) on a grey/orange/white 574 that was a Tier 1 release in Japan last year. At $80 this looks like a top deal. See it on their blog here.

670 Mita x Victim

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Mita has released a CM670V in collaboration with Japanese fashion label, Victim. See it here along with an interview (Japanese language only).

There are two colorways, brown and black. Looks like they went with simple, understated designs in the spirit of New Balance Classics.