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A Guide to New Balance Mathematics

I couldn’t go without reposting this great rundown of the various New Balance models from SneakerNews. Articles like this are what keep them one of my go-to sites for all things kicks. Take a look at the link and let me know which NB model is your favorite. Personally I like the 577s and MT580s but have to admit that Sneakers N Stuff and Burn Rubber played a big part in that for me.

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Its not the first time we have seen the brogue treatment on a sneaker but to my memory its the first time we have seen it on a New Balance. Adding another shop to the mix of endless New Balance collaborators, Northridge’s INVINCIBLE gives it a go on the 1400 model that has been having a rebirth with J.Crew collabs of late. The shoe features a touch of a formal look with brogue detailing on the toe and heel cup punched into ultra premium navy suede. The premium materials continue with tonal leather laces and a white leather lining. All of this is sitting atop a white mid and outsole that gives the pair a clean look that’s sure to look great year round. The J.Crew 1400s I have are one of the most comfortable shoes I own so these are sure to have you riding on clouds while still snappin necks. These are set to DROP at INVINCIBLE May 18th with more shops to follow in late May and into June. The brogue look was a huge hit on Nike SBs Janoski Mid and I imagine the same will hold true with this nice makeup. Will you be classing up your New Balance collection with these 1400s? Take a look at a few more pics after the jump and let me know in the comments below.

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I love these more every time I wear them. When combined with a pair of Stance socks the comfort level is just unmatchable. The premium suede cranberry color always turns heads too. I can honestly say I am a fan of nearly every New Balance in the J.Crew line. Let me know what you think and grab your own pair HERE.

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Busted out the New Balance 999 SEALS by Concepts. Zanerobe pants work great with these too. Always love the premium NB collabs

J. Crew is no stranger to collaborations. A quick glance at their online store shows collaborations on everything from boots and sneakers to backpacks and jackets as well. Personally I feel that incorporating their distinguished looks into other brand’s merchandise is a great way for J.Crew to stay relevant across many different segments of consumers. We all know that “sneakerheads” are a huge segment of consumers that is growing every day and this most recent release from J.Crew will please a lot of us. As you can see above I am referring to the most recent New Balance collaboration, this time on the 998 model that has been seeing a resurgence over the past few years. The model was previously only available in Japan but I know I am happy to see it stateside again. This particular combination features a great color combo that will work with just about anything you happen to be rocking at the time. The upper is covered predominantly in a two tone brownish suede that appears just as plush as the materials used on the popular 1400 collaborations by the brands in 2012. Giving the DROP some pop is a royal blue N logo and more royal blue branding on the tongue. Sitting atop a predominantly white midsole with yet another royal blue hit that continues on to the outsole these are just total stunters in every way. The build shines with Made in the USA craftsmanship that gives a premium feel before you even get them on your feet. These are currently available exclusively through jcrew.com (here) and will be popping up at their stores across the country as well. What are your thoughts on this new makeup by the two powerhouse brands? Let me know in the comments below. Mega shouts to Vagrant Sneaker for the always stunning photos.

SOURCE: Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013

New Balance is back. Not that it ever went anywhere but the surge in popularity of retro runners has definitely boded well for the Brighton Mass company that specializes in premium craftsmanship on everything from retro runners to modern day tech. Here we take a look at a new colorway of the 670 model. This is a model that has typically had more popularity in Europe that the United States and shares a lot of attributes with the New Balance staple 574. The 670 has also been featured in several high profile collaborations with such brands as Wood Wood, Hanon, and Norse Projects. This makeup comes in a familiar colorway of navy, red, and white we have seen on many models recently. The majority of the upper is a semi rough navy suede that gives that always premium feel to New Balance releases. Subtle highlights come in the form of a one piece rubberized “N”, heel cup, and encap in a darker shade of red. All this sits atop a white midsole and all black outsole. While very similar to the 574 overall these shoes have a less rugged feel with the smoothed out traction bars on the outsole and a more streamlined shape. The official model name for this shoe is the 670SNR where the S refers to the 3 pack of these that will release this spring at New Balance accounts. Will this returning model surpass the ever popular 574 in 2013? Only time will tell but take a look at the pics below and let me know your thoughts!

 

 

A quick glance through my past blog posts and you will quickly determine I am a giant New Balance fan. Even more so a fan of New Balance collaborations. Today we take a look at a new collaboration from Italy’s Stone Island sportswear brand. Stone Island is a brand known for its innovative research into fabrics that are both functional and fashionable at the same time. For their collaboration with New Balance they chose the 577 model which is a personal favorite of mine. The pack features two pairs, one muted and one a little louder reminiscent of the Milkcrate x SNS x New Balance 577 of last year. The first pair consists of a primarily grey and white upper that is comprised of Stone Island’s Raso Gommato which is satin weave cotton attached to a polyurethane cover. There is a black rubber reflective N logo hit as well as Stone Island branded tongue tags and lace locks. The shoe is finished off with a speckled grey midsole that immediately brings to mind the classic Jordan IV White Cement. The second pair from the pack features all of the same materials but in a brighter orange colorway and the same branded logo hits. The N logo hit on this pair is a reflective white rubber and they sit on a solid color midsole. These pairs are currently available at Stone Island locations in Italy and elsewhere. No further information on release at other New Balance accounts has dropped but I for one hope to get a stab at them soon! What are your thoughts of this high end collaboration? Take a look at the pictures courtesty of High Snobiety and let me know in the comments below!