Archive for June, 2007

Two releases today

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Just a quick reminder, these are both out today:

NB 576 x Concepts Tannery

NB 577 x Thomas i Punkt

NB 576 x Foot Patrol video

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Check out this excellent stop-animation video made by Pete Hellicar to promote the forthcoming NB 576 x Foot Patrol collaboration (previously). Amazing stuff!!


NB 577 x Thomas i Punkt

Thursday, June 28th, 2007



High Snobiety reports:

“We’re proud to present you the first collaboration between New Balance and Thomas I Punkt. Their goal was to design a running shoe for people who like a fresh, new look and appreciate the little details. For this project they chose the New Balance 577, simply because it is a classic.

Everything started with a combination of grey heather sweat fabric and white full grain leather. New Balance exclusively fabricated an all white midsole and a heelcab with a light grey outsole. Each version carries a silkscreen dot pattern print.

The flaglabel on the tongue shows the skyline of the city of Hamburg, Germany, home of Thomas I Punkt. We love how the purple heel, the coloured stitching, the New Balance logo and the flaglabel perfectly fit together. They also decided to use a leather layer on the inside of the shoe to make it even more comfortable.

The white edition is limited to 120 pairs and the dots edition is limited to 74 pairs. Both shoes are numbered and come with two different laces and an I-Punkt dot pattern bandana. The sneakers will be released at Thomas I Punkt on 30th of June.”





576 Concepts M576TNRY drops this Saturday

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

The 576 designed by Concepts Tannery and New Balance (previously) drops this Saturday June 30th at the Concepts store in Cambridge, MA. Also look for the matching t-shirt.

M576TNRY Concepts


37 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
TEL #: 617-868-2001

Reminder via Freshness

NB 576 x Foot Patrol

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Almost forgot to post this 576 that matches the made-in-UK Gimme 5 collab with the velcro N we saw previously. This time London’s Foot Patrol sneaker boutique is on the buttons. The preview shows a reddish-brown upper with brightly colored, removable, velcro Ns in blue, orange and yellow.

Each shoe also comes with a leather tag bearing the logo of the shop that collaborated with New Balance, in this case a Foot Patrol gas mask.

No word on release dates yet.


Via HB. Thanks Xymon for the heads up.

Atmos 576 Fujin

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

New Balance just celebrated their 100th year as a company however their next anniversary is just around the corner. The 576 is turning 20 in 2008 and Atmos arrives early to the party with their Fujin model, named after the Shinto god of wind.

Fujin “is portrayed as a terrifying dark demon wearing a leopard skin” (1) hence the black color and leopard pattern on the heel. The tongue and insole depict Fujin himself, complete with billowing wind bag.

A nice mix of the traditional and contemporary, this one is due for a Japanese release in September.


Via Kix-Files

574 Flag for 2007 American Football World Cup – Japan drop

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

The American Football World Cup 574s in the style of the Japanese (M574MAF J), Swedish (M574MAF S) and American (M574MAF U) flags are now available at Japanese shops such as the Flauge store at ZOZOTOWN and Shoe Planet. Here are some nicer pics than we saw previously.

Details include embroidered sakura (cherry blossoms) on the tongue of the Japanese model and touches of patent leather.

The trio is reportedly scheduled for a domestic US release on July 4th for USD $65.

M574MAF S & J













Sneakersnstuff x NB update

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

The plot thickens! Here’s the second leaked pic of the forthcoming NB collaboration with Sweden’s Sneakersnstuff. Expect these to drop in mid-to-late August.

Looks like Erik’s colorway on the left and Peter’s on the right..?


Previously on NBB

Via SlamXHype

G-Flash by G-Shock x KIKS TYO x New Balance – the watches

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Here are the two G-Shock watches that match the forthcoming KIKS TYO x G-Shock x New Balance collab (previously on NBB).


Via Random Ramblings

NB 576 x Gimme 5

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Gimme 5 has collaborated with New Balance on a limited edition, UK-made 576. The shoe upper itself is all-black but it comes with three brightly-colored, interchangeable, velcro ‘N’ logos in black on yellow, pink on gray, and green on purple. These colors are also used in multicolor embroidery on the tongue. No release information for this yet so stay tuned!


Via SlamXHype