September 16, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 3
Experienced sneakerheads know all about New Balance’s track record of superb Japanese exclusives, but the brand’s APAC Project is looking to expand NB’s sterling reputation to the rest of the Asia-Pacific area. Here’s a collaboration with Singaporean sneaker shop Leftfoot and local lifestyle blog Streething dubbed the ‘Past Present and Future’, a look at NB’s nearly century-long run of excellence based on the beloved 574 silo. For the ‘Past’, it’s a New Balance HM574 in a beautiful blue suede that’ll have the brand’s core fanbase giddy, though a mere 600 pairs of this and the others means they’re destined for a heavy resale markup. For the ‘Present’, we get a green leather H574J, but it’s the super-flexible-soled and sonic-welded HS77 that seems most timely for 2011. Peep all three after the jump, let us know which is your favorite and stick with Sneaker News for updates on their availability.