NEW RELEASE / M998BB. I don’t understand what the “BB” coding refers to but am not going to argue with what’s going on here. Photo: Pickyourshoes.com
UPCOMING / CM998SNF. Not new news but release isn’t far away so that’s something to get excited about. Sneaker Freaker collaborating with New Balance again, this time to mark them [SF] having been around for ten years. Not really sure about the need for a nickname (Tassie Devil) but some proceeds are going towards saving actual Tasmanian Devils from the facial tumour disease currently giving them a significantly hard time. Back to the shoes - pretty good colourway on a great model. Photo: Sneaker Freaker.
CM577DA. The summery half of HAL's recent collaboration with New Balance, these 577s are resplendently daytime in white wide mesh and a tonal array of blue suede topped off with blue reflecto hits. Also of note is the return to plastic at the top of the lacebed, commendable touch there. Photo: Roulade on Average Brickwork
UPCOMING / M1300LG. Brilliant upcoming return journey to the centre of New Balance. Grey, grey and navy in mesh and nubuck. Like M1300BGB, these are a total autumn jam. Photo: Sneaker Freaker
M576. Bucketloads of luscious teal suede turned into an amazingly shaped pair of 576. Photo: Prince Jamal on CT
M1400. One of the several solid efforts that J. Crew relatively recently threw at the 1400. Black suede is hard to do and orange rarely comes out classy but kablammo it’s all coming together here. Photo: Bekayole by Will Argent
M996. Stunner pair of 996 in what it’s all about: grey, grey, white and black. Clean execution of this underrated model. Photo: Bekayole by Will Argent
MS574GS. My pick of the Sonic 574s so far: cream on cream on cream with the reliable combination of white midsole and black sole. Have been looking forward to these for a while and finally managed to track them down in UK12.5/US13. Photo: Roulade on Bold 9000
M1400PW. Up there with cloudberry, chianti and the green ones is this killer pair of plum 1400s. A much-loved colourway on a model that up until fairly recently has been relatively underexposed. Photo: Decktwo on CT
M446. Just taking a moment to revisit this amazing pair of teal-accented teal 446, great colourway on an amazing model. Photo: Chopchop on CT
M740. A very smart-looking pair of US-made 740 here, looking like a semi-inverted pair of AM87 in terms of the white/blue/grey colourway. Bit of a stretch but you see what I mean. Photo: Xclozx on CT
444. Intensely great pair of burgundy on burgundy on burgundy 444 (like these 574s but considerably more exciting). Photo: Prince Jamal on CT
M860WLG. A brilliant pair of 860s that have been featured here before, now with their silver Ns back in the game. For the trainspotters, they were purchased in “a small outlet shop in the South of Poland”. Photo: Waxe getting truly artrageous.
VANITY / 574. In the name of narcissism and/or transparancy: this is the entry I submitted to the Design a 574 Competition.
BRISBANE SWAP & COP 2010 / UPCOMING. Some heavy hitters from the past atop a plethora of soon-to-be-released jams at this year’s Brisbane Swap & Cop. In addition to some great Made in England stuff and the upcoming 574 Sonics is a bundle of 574s reaffirming the model’s current time in the sun. Photo: Project 4000