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nanamica Teams Up With New Balance To Present Two GORE-TEX RC-1s

As one of the largest fashion capitals in the world, Japan is constantly under a vigilant eye in regards to its characteristically strong craftsmanship. One such label that continues to bring that keen attention to detail to an entire subculture of garments is nanamica, an outdoors-focused atelier that is known most notably for their work on the North Face Purple Label. Designer Eiichiro Homma has a proven track record of 15 years in the industry, which he is now infusing into his upcoming pa…

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mita and New Balance Design A “Bouncing Frog” 247 v2

Japanese boutique mita has clearly transcended its retail roots with its strong repertoire of collaborations. In their longstanding partnership with New Balance, the collective has introduced a wealth of colorways that are held in high regard. Their recent “Bouncing Frog” motif — which was seen previously on the 990 V4 — makes it return on the MS247 V2, further establishing the frog’s cultural relevance in Japan. Often seen as a symbol of good fortune, the creature serves as inspira…

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The New Balance X90 Gets Ready For Fall With A “Cyclone/Marblehead” Colorway

With the advent of “dad shoes,” New Balance has started to catch speed with its established line of chunky silhouettes like the 1500, 998, and 991 models. Continuing its well-crafted approach to design, the Boston-based brand has since introduced the retro 1990s-inspired X-90. The new silhouette, which borrows design cues from its various ancestors, maintains a vintage feel in its minimalist upper and REVlite midsole. while a classic grey suede makes a return on the latest edition’s…

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mita sneakers And New Balance Team Up On A “Bouncing Frog” 990v4

Longstanding collaborative partners mita sneakers and New Balance are back at it again with a nearly tonal take on the increasingly popular 990v4 silhouette. Aptly given a “Bouncing Frog” monicker, it comes almost entirely done up in a clean green hue with grey accents on its NB branding as well as its sole unit. In Japanese culture the frog – or kaeru – is often linked with people or things either returning home or to their owner, so often times people will carry aro…

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KITH Releases A New Balance 99X Classics Collection

New Balance has always prided themselves on their heritage silhouettes and their quality construction. Both play an undeniable part in their legacy, and are unquestionably two of their most defining features as a brand. Now, the Boston-based company has tapped KITH for an expansive archival collection consisting entirely of their most esteemed silhouettes that aims to establish a new design formula for future NB releases. Entitled the “99X Classics” collection, the 22-sneaker effo…

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New Balance 999 “Duck Camo” Arrives For The Fall Season

It may be one of the hottest summers on record, but New Balance is looking forward to the cooler days ahead with colorful, fall-ready releases like this made in the US “Duck Camo” take on the classic New Balance 999. The shoe features a duck hunt-inspired colorway, with drab olive suede arriving on the mudguard and heel while a rich navy adorns both the lateral and medial quarter panels. Hunting vest style blaze orange appears at the bottom of the throat and above the quarter pane…

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PHANTACi And New Balance Present A “New Born” Collaboration With The 247 v2

They say good things come in threes, and that age-old rule certainly rings true when it comes to sneaker collaborations. Taiwan-based boutique PHANTACi and New Balance have joined forces for the third time to create a “NEW BORN” three-pack of New Balance 247 v2s, aiming to both break traditional rules and add a touch of modern fashion.

The collection is split into three S’s: Street (blue), Sport (pink), and Style (white). The “Street” features a playful l…

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AL MVP Jose Altuve And New Balance Launch New Cleat Before All-Star Game

Leading up to this year’s MLB ALL-Star Game, reigning American League MVP Jose Altuve, has teamed up with New Balance and Dreamville rapper, Bas, to introduce the world to the new 3000v4 cleat series. Utilizing a three-part video series, Bas helps tell the oft-heard tale of Altuve being told he is too small to be able to compete in The Show. Being named to his sixth All-Star Game as well as being a key factor in a World Series title run, the best second baseman in the league continues t…

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New Balance Presents Two Neutral-Toned Classics For Women

New Balance’s legendary propensity for clean, classic, high-quality releases continues on, as the esteemed brand has released two neutral-toned classic silhouettes for women: a 1500 and a 991. The 1500 features a dark mushroom brown upper with medium tan accents on the midfoot and classic “Made In England” branding on the tongue. The 991 swaps out the darker brown shades for a mixture of a light sandy brown, tan and cream, and features bold 991 detailing on the tongue and he…

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New Balance 998 “Cotton Candy” Is Available Now

Summer is here, and the New Balance 998 is getting in on the warm-weather fun with a made-in-the-US “Cotton Candy” colorway boasting an interesting mix of premium materials and bright detailing. Featuring a white leather midfoot and tongue with soft grey suede adorning both the toebox and heel, the shoe’s head-turning accents arrive via brilliant blue and pink hits on the tongue, heel, midsole, and outsole that provide a stark contrast to the stately, straightforwards upper….

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