Archive for April, 2007

M990HSN Hanon x Schoeller x NB – final details – out tomorrow

Friday, April 27th, 2007

“Some final details:-

• Launch Saturday April 28th. Online from 1pm (UK).
• 24 pairs will be available instore from 10AM
• Production of 144 pairs
• Sizes available:- US 7.5 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11.5 12
• Priced at 89.95 GBP”

If you want a pair, be ready–

Or if you’re like me and you wear a sz 13, you just saved yourself $200! 😉


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.



860 Gold at Sold Out

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

LA MJC and Colette’s web shop, Sold Out has just posted a new M860 Gold. This UK-made model features buttery shades of cream, tan, white and a metallic gold “N”. Very classy shoe and the materials look top quality! Thanks Michael for the heads up.







M990HSN Hanon x Schoeller x NB – drops Saturday April 28

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Full info has landed on Hanon’s latest New Balance collab. Release date is this Saturday, 28th April 2007. Looking smart!!!


• Release Saturday April 28th. Launch from 1pm (UK).
• M990HSN – Unique Sku- hanon x Schoeller x NB.
• Production of 144 pairs only.
• hanon authentication certificate.
• 3 layer construction black on black with Schoeller 3xDry smart fabric technology.
• Premium full grain leather and nubuck overlays by Pittards of England.
• Assembled by New Balance Flimby UK.
• Pigskin leather footbeds.
• Reflective Scothlite underlay ‘N’ and FOT detail.
• Safety orange pop lining.
• Double lace set: black on black or contrast safety orange.
• 990 embroidered heel replaces the original ‘USA’ embroidered detail.
• Made In England embroidered detail features on the tongue.
• Reinforced sole unit with New Balance Absorb technology.
• ….and the gold N!




Previously on NBB

1600 Green Label Relaxing by United Arrows

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

“Zozo Town’s Green Label Relaxing store by United Arrows has released a special limited edition NB M1600, featuring a suede, mesh and leather upper. Check it out here.” — K Moto @ SXH



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Via SlamXHype


Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

Here are better pics of the wildstyle 990 posted yesterday, the M990EXBM, now also said to be a tribute to Japanese console games. The upper looks to be made of white leather, black patent leather and purple suede/nubuck, along with rainbow laces and an embroidered logo on the heel.

The sole however is totally different from the previous photo. Instead of NB’s Zip soles with shock-absorbing struts this model features a large dose of Abzorb® EX, with the air pocket around the outside.

“Abzorb® EX is a combination of New Balance’s premium Abzorb® foam and a peripheral pocket of non-pressurized air that is encapsulated in an engineered thermoplastic.” — NB



Via EUKicks, HB, ryöüki

990 Zip “Japanimation”

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

This M990EX with the Zip sole is said to be a “Japanimation” model that pays homage to anime and 1960’s TV color tests. Release date is rumored to be Oct-Nov 2007 as a Holiday Tier 1 release. Psychadelic business! Cheers to LIPDUNK for the info and pic.


Via Soleredemption via LIPDUNK @ Nike Talk forums


Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Here’s a preview of three very nice looking Japanese CM1500’s for summer 2007. The DW (brown/white) and BP (black/purple) are said to be dropping this May at selected Tier 1 European shops. Then in August they will become more widely available in Europe along with the BW (black/white) colorway. All three share a perforated white toebox.

Thanks to seioz @ the CT forums for the heads up and r2b2 for release dates. Photos via Shoe Planet.

Personally I’m all about the DW’s!!

Click on the pics for larger versions…

CM1500 DW

CM1500 BW

CM1500 BP

1400 Super Team 33 (ST33) Pt2 Stingray – drops April 21st

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Just a quick reminder that ST33 pt2 “Stingray” will be dropping in just five days — this Saturday, April 21.

For full release info including where to buy, see our previous post.