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New Balance x mita sneakers MRT580 ‘The Battle of Surfaces’

Friday, October 17th, 2014


 
An on-going collaboration between New Balance and Japanese-retailer mita sneakers sees the duo revisit the robust MRT580 model to give it a tennis themed makeover.

Dubbed ‘The Battle of Surfaces’ referencing the three surfaces the racquet sport is played on, the technical runner is decked out in a tennis ball-like neon yellow felt upper. Crisp white accents, lacing and sole unit keep the sneaker looking fresh finished with dual branding to the insole and 3M touches.

Release Information
Name: New Balance x mita sneakers MRT580 ‘The Battle of Surfaces’
Colour: Yellow/White
Style Code: MRT580MI
Launch Date: 18th October 2014

For more information, please to email us at [email protected].
 
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New Balance x West NYC 530

Friday, October 10th, 2014


 
Looking to yesteryear for direct inspiration, U.S. retailer West NYC have teamed up with New Balance to reworking the classic 530 model.

Eschewing modern trends for a heritage-embracing colourway, the New Yorkers have decked out the runner in a vibrant infrared palette accenting a white base upper whilst dark blue and light grey paneling add an extra dimension to the shoe.

Finished off with a typically 90′s-esque innersole and West NYC branding throughout.

Release Information
Name: New Balance x West NYC 530
Colour: White
Launch Date: October 2014

For more information, please to email us at [email protected].
 
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New Balance x Horween M998DW – Made in the USA: Launching 10/10/2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The 998s are a New Balance style that perfectly span the modern and classic aspects of NB design and this new made in the USA model takes the silhouette in a very luxurious direction.

This new edition of a NB classic is constructed with full shell cordovan leather uppers coming courtesy of the celebrated Horween tannery, with hits of colour at the edges and hard wearing rigid medial and heel panels.

An incredible new look for the 998, both of these iterations are finished off with embossed detail and sits on top of an unbelievably comfortable Abzorb midsole.

Release Information
Name: New Balance x Horween M998DW – Made in the USA
Colour: Burgundy (M998WD) / Tan (M998DW)
Launch Date: ONLINE NOW

For more information, please to email us at [email protected]

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New Balance x Starcow M1500 ‘Made in England’ Collection

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Parisian-retailer Starcow have teamed up with Flimby’s finest New Balance to create a rendition of the ever-popular M1500 model.

Comprising of two carefully considered colourways taking in hues of both grey and green, the M1500 is constructed in premium suede and classic mesh adding a unique yet timeless quality to the release.

Focusing upon the trainer’s ‘Made in England’ provenance, the two neutral reworkings shot against the backdrop of the sportswear brand’s inner factory workings in Cumbria, UK, celebrating the meticulous process that goes into creating each piece of New Balance footwear.

Release Information
Name: New Balance x Starcow M1500 ‘Made in England’
Colour: Anthracite (M1500SCB) / Beige (M1500SCG)
Launch Date: 18th October 2014

For more information, please to email us at [email protected].
 
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New Balance M997 – Made in the U.S.A. ‘Premium Leathers’

Friday, September 12th, 2014

One of the best New Balance silhouettes of all time, the Made in the U.S.A. M997 is getting a well deserved reissue for 2014, in its original silhouette and put together by the expert craftsmen at the original New Balance factory in the Boston, Massachusetts.

As well as the ‘Premium Leathers’ pack, the 997PR is constructed with plush suede, textured leather and suede uppers sitting on top of an ENCAP cushioned midsole with a built up heel unit.

This is a top quality reworking of an all time great design and is now available online.
 
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New Balance M1500 ‘The Gentleman’s Choice’ Pack

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Taking influence from more traditional footwear styles, New Balance have applied premium leather and natural hues their classic M1500 silhouette to form the ‘The Gentlemen’s Choice’ Pack.

Sitting on top of the standard ENCAP sole unit, the Made in England trainer is available in two colourways and features tan, brown and cordovan-informed hues to it signature panelled uppers. The toebox has been upgraded from mesh to a more luxurious leather whilst the tongue is embroidered with ‘The Gentlemen’s Choice’ as well as New Balance branding.

The New Balance M1500 ‘The Gentleman’s Choice’ Pack is now available via the New Balance Pre-Orders section.
 
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New Balance x Capsule MT580 ‘Tux’

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Toronto-based Capsule have teamed up with New Balance to rework the MT580 model, paying homage to something akin to the retailer’s national dress code, the ‘Canadian Tux’.

Taking the technical runner’s paneled silhouette, Capsule have dressed the MT580 up with washed denim uppers and contrast rinsed denim to the tongue and heel tab.

Enthused by the finer details of the classic five pocket jean, the sneaker is finished with a tan leather patch to the tongue, denim laces, Capsule branded lace dubrae and insole, red denim ‘N’ decal and white stitching throughout, whilst the sole unit offer a fresh contrast with its white midsole and gum outsole.

Release Information
Name: New Balance x Capsule MT580CBU ‘Tux’
Colour: Denim
Style Code: MT580CBU
Launch Date: 4th October 2014

For more information, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
 
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New Balance MRT580 ‘Japan Pack’

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

New Balance’s technical runner, the MRT580, is usually reserved for some of the more outlandish colourways showcasing the strong build of the sneaker. This is something the brand’s Japanese imprint has built upon with the release of the retina-rattling MRT580 ‘Japan Pack’.

Initially billed as an Asia-only release, the ‘Japan Pack’ features three vibrant colourways that take style cues from Japan’s terrain, focusing on the country’s rocks, sand and soil. The collection is crafted from an assortment of materials ranging from suede, pigskin, and mesh with reflective 3M accents and paint-speckled midsoles.

The New Balance MRT580 ‘Japan Pack’ launches September 2014. For more information please email us at [email protected].
 
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New Balance A/W’14 Blue Tab Collection

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The third installment from New Balance Blue Tab range sees the sportswear brand rework a trio of their more contemporary silhouettes for the Autumn/Winter season.

Following on from the burgundy and then the black colourways, the latest collection sees the three performance runners, 890, 1400, and 1600, decked out in a grey and red combo utilising some of NB’s technical advances in footwear.

Technology such as REVlite midsoles, DYNARIDE outsoles, ABZORB crash pads all help to support lightweight No-Sew uppers featuring organic detailing which adds an accessible element to the sneakers.

The New Balance A/W’14 Blue Tab collection launches Friday 8th August via the END. webstore. For more information, please email us at [email protected].
 
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New Balance MR996EW – Now available to pre-order.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

The 996 is one of New Balance’s most dependable and instantly recognisable silhouettes with its bold branded and Revlite sole unit.

The latest iteration sees the runner given a premium facelift with the usual pigskin and mesh uppers eschewed for more luxe leather make-over. The usual details still feature such as ENCAP cushioning and perforated overlays but the classy carte blanche reworking adds a whole new level of fresh sophistication which lend to almost any ensemble.

The New Balance MR996EW is now available via out New Balance Pre-Orders section of the webstore.
 
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