NB x Crooked Tongues “Confederation of Villainy” – 577 Black Sword

CT has released the info on the second in the Villainy series – a yellow 577 named after Song Jiang aka “Black Sword.” Can't mess with the yellow and grey combination and the mesh tongue looks very distinct. The 577 is one of the best models of New Balance IMO so this one looks like another winner.


“Another day, another preview of one of the four shoes in our 'Confederation Of Villainy' collaboration with New Balance. The premium quality and comfort of the 577 has given it a cult following and the packaging on this limited edition makeover pays tribute to Chinese outlaw Song Jiang aka Black Sword – another BJ Betts illustrated banger that'll make you want to jettison those generic stacks of cardboard teetering around your homes.

But onto the shoe itself – a carbon 'N' is backed with bright white leather, a mesh tongue, trim and toebox is in effect, as is a subtle spot of 3M and dash of dark grey premium leather. Oh, and the mustard yellow suede and lining might generate a few fans. Some tactically-placed white contrast stitching, the white metal top eyelet and the custom 'Confederation…' tongue label maintains the theme, but like its three siblings, it can hold its own away from the pack. Again, these are limited to 99 pairs exclusively from the CT store, and due to drop in early December…”

Via CT

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