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Just in time for spring is a new Made in America drop from New Balance in the form of two m574 models. These models are a follow up to the American Tall Tales Pack that dropped last fall with a Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox set of colorways. This pair features Johnny Appleseed and John Henry inspirations. The John Henry pair features premium black and grey suede inspired by the steel driven in the railways by John Henry in the tales. Sitting on top of a white midsole & black outsole this is a simple colorway but a hit none the less. The brighter of the two is the Johnny Appleseed inspired pair. Also premium suede sitting on a white these 574s are a plush burgundy color with hits of red similar to the variations on an apple. The real pop on this pair is the gum outsole that helped the Paul Bunyan pair pop so well. These are hitting retailers now and the Johnny Appleseed pair is available for phone orders at Milwaukee’s Moda3. These are definitely on my radar, are they on yours? Let me know below! (Shouts to Kickstures for the great shots!)

John Henry:

Johnny Appleseed:


Previous Pack:

Rebranded. Played out. Lost its fire. Lots of negative phrases have been written about Nike Skateboarding lately but from the looks of recent previews they are inspired like they haven’t been in recent years. Another great Nike SB Dunk low has been previewed and its nothing to look past by any means. This dunk is a collaboration with the New York street/skate wear powerhouse Supreme and is a flip on one of the grails of all grails for Nike SB fans. Featuring iconic elephant print over a red base the dunk low will bring to mind the brand’s 2002 collaboration with the Nike SB which is also pictured below. Given the popularity of Supreme these could definitely reach camp out status when concrete release information is available.

Spring is in full force and with it all the retro runners come out in full force. This particular offering from Nike Sportswear is a step up from the normal Air Max 1 we are used to seeing. Featuring an all black upper of both premium leather and plush suede this one is an easy rock with some denim, khakis, or your favorite cargo shorts. What really sets them off is the hazelnut brown midsole and matching premium leather tongue tag and logo hit on the rear. A white swoosh and top eyelet complete the simple premium look. Tuxedos for the feet? Why not? We’ve been seeing these previewed for quite sometime but they are scheduled to release at NSW retailers soon.



Looks like Mr. Fieg is at it again. This time with a different brand. We all know Ronnie Fieg and his Kith locations for sick Asics releases like the Salmon Toes, Mint Leafs, Rose Golds, & Coves but based on this recent pic it looks like there is a new (sorta) brand on the horizon. Just moments ago Ronnie posted the following photo to his Instagram titled “Uh-oh spaghetti-O’s”. From the looks of it this is the early stages of Ronnie designing his own New Balance 999. This is a great model probably mostly remembered for last year’s Concepts “Kennedy” release. It has lots of different subtleties that are perfect for customization and premium materials the Kith owner is known for with his designs. Ronnie isn’t a stranger to New Balance as he celebrated the opening of Kith with a very limited run of instore only New Balance 574s that are also pictured below. Only time will tell what this release could or couldn’t be but I know I will be watching!

Its the shoe everyone is waiting for and they will now have to wait longer. Straight from Complex moments ago:

After waiting this long for the Nike Air Yeezy II, get ready to wait a little longer. According to a Nike spokesperson, the Air Yeezy II release date has officially been pushed back from April to June. Retail remains $245. This all means one thing — if you’re camping out now, you might want to stop home and get more supplies.

Sure glad I haven’t been camping for 2 weeks!

Dropping this week is a great collab from the New Balance Flimby handmade factory is a pair of 577s designed in collaboration with Stockholm’s Sneakers n Stuff and Milkcrate Athletics. While on the same model and featuring the same materials, the two shoes come from totally different sides of the design spectrum. The louder version of the two features Milkcrate’s bright colors and as he puts it “party animal” style. The pink, blue, yellow, and purple suede upper is topped off with a green new balance ‘N’ and white perforated leather on the toebox and ankle cuff. While not for this writer personally the shoes mish mash of colors surprisingly works on this model for some reason. The second model in the collab is a must for me. It features SNS more toned down design style that falls in line with both Europe retro runner style and New Balance’s style as well. Featuring a grey scale upper of the same premium suede the pack is tied together by the same perforated leather white toebox and ankle cuff. Both shoes include tonal rubber hangtags with Milkcrate/SNS branding and branded insoles as well. Check out the pics below as well as a video describing the inspiration for the collaboration. Available at a select retailers throughout the world you can picks yours up online Monday at Hanon.


FINALLY! After months of speculation, quick shots, rumors, and drooling we finally have detailed images of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 in the Wolf Grey colorway. Let me start by saying these shoes definitely live up to the hype times ten. Scheduled to release April 13th at select accounts (still waiting for confirmation from Beaverton) these are going to be THE drop of 2012. The details are endless and its hard to know where to start. An Egyptian Horus on the tongue is the centerpiece of sorts but the shoes also feature a very prominent snake theme. Add to that the 3M front portion, the tech challenge style midsole, hieroglyphics under the strap, and a detailed logo dust bag the ‘cray’ just keeps coming. I’m not a camper but I know I gotta get my hands (feet) on these! Check the pics below and let me know your thoughts.


All the hype on the Premier Nike SB Dunk Low for April has a lot of people talking about Nike SB again. While we’re on the topic today we take a look at a SB Dunk High that is also set to DROP in April. This Dunk is very reminiscent of the Plums that came out last summer but a little nicer to me. Featuring an upper of primarily Deep Burgundy suede these will go great with your favorite pair of denim and add a little pop. The leather quarter panel and toe boxes is done in a smooth plum leather and its capped off with a black swoosh and tongue tag for a little bit of contrast. All of this is sitting on top of a signature white midsole blending into a tonal black outsole. Premier actually has this DROP a little early for $95 + shipping so comment below and then head on over to grab your pair!


Hitting all the usual web spots today is the preview of the Nike SB Dunk Low collab with Michigan skate shop Premier. The pics show a white and icey blue upper with the fat tongue, black branding hit, and 3 sets of laces in blue, white, and black. They also show an icey sole made famous on recent Jordan Retro releases. With the help of some sleuthing by Zack (@neilyoungsvoice) over at Ahoodie I have come across what could be a full preview of the dunk low courtesy of sneakernews and their 2012 Dunk Low SB preview post from November. The majority of the upper appears to be done in a rich leather with a ‘bubble’ like texture. Its almost like a tumbled leather but at the same time not. The rest of the upper is finished out with a black midpanel and white swoosh. Only time will tell if this pic is the true release but if so would you cop? Comment below and let us know!


EDIT: Nicekicks previewed these as well!

Won the Strictly Fitteds contest and made this to match my Ronnie Fieg Leatherbacks