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Shake! 320 Night coverage

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Last Friday 8th June at Club Asia in Tokyo was New Balance’s official party for the relaunched 320 model (previously on NBB).

The night included custom 320s and 574s by top sneaker designers, brands and stores including Crooked Tongues (UK), Dave’s Quality Meat (NYC), and GreyOne x Dez (LA). There were also a number of DJs, live acts and dancers.

Here’s some exclusive photo coverage courtesy of Freshness. Photos by AKI. Big up Freshness and Kiks Tyo for the thorough coverage!

DJ hobby:tech
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Tomoyuki Tanaka (Fantastic Plastic Machine)
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Shake! 320 Night photoshoot

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Via Fatlace:

“Kiks TYO brought together Grey One, Crooked Tongues, KIKS TYO, DQM to help bring back the NB 320. Here’s some photos from the Sneaker Jack photoshoot held at the NB store in Tokyo (Harajuku).”

DQM x NB 320, 574
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Crooked Tongues x NB 320, 574
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Grey One (the black shoe on the left and the crew)
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DQM track-inspired colorway. CF style material up on the toe.
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Grey One, Crooked Tongues, DQM
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Kiks Tyo x G-Shock x NB 320, 574 (previously on NBB)
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NB folding bike
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Photoshoot crew
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More 574 Japanese Conbini

Monday, June 11th, 2007

A bit more on the Japanese 574 Conbini (“Convenience Store”) pack (previously on NBB)…

John has kindly provided a pic of the kids version of the M574MSE 7-Eleven.. too cute 🙂

Then we have some more pics of the M574MFM Family Mart via EUKicks via NSB

M574MSE 7-Eleven – Kids version

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M574MFM Family Mart

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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
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KV574AFU – 2007 American Football World Cup, Kids USA
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Via NB Japan

Shake 320 Design Competition Party this Friday in Tokyo

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

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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# newbalance-blog.com!

Via NB Japan

574 Flag for 2007 American Football World Cup

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Complex reports:

“This July, New Balance will release two limited edition “Flag” versions of their 574 model. Designed by the NB Japan team, the two models garner inspiration from the upcoming American Football World Cup, which is held every four years. This year, the competition will take place throughout the month of July in Kawasaki, Japan. Both U.S and Sweden models (The Sweden models are much doper than the U.S) will hit U.S soil July 4th and will retail for $65.”

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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.

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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.
–KIKS TYO

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.

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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
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M574M PMC – Pastel Multi Color
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M574M BKR – Black/Rasta
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Via Kicksaholic

574 Japanese Conbini pack

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

I guess bodegas must be as pervasive in Japanese cities as American ones because New Balance is releasing a 576 574 “Conbini” trio bearing the colors of convenience stores, 7-Eleven, ampm and Family Mart.

Some form of familiarity on this one. We’ve seen Bathing Ape do their highly successful [exclusive] set of Bape Sta on the same concept and now NB-Jpn replicates with the 576 574 [Ed.–NBB]. Inspired by the conbini stores allover Japan [43,667 at last count in 2005], check out these 3 flavors all featuring suede and patent leather, with reflective detailing.
Xymon

M574MSE 7-Eleven
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M574RNO ampm
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M574MFM Family Mart
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Via Random Ramblings