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DJ Mars x New Balance 574 ‘Low End Theory’ Customs

September 30th, 2011 by | 3 comments

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What DJ Clark Kent is to Nike Sportswear, DJ Mars is becoming for New Balance.  The Atlanta-based musician is a noted NB enthusiast who’s risen in the ranks to be come one of the brand’s key influencers, working on a variety of projects to bring attention to the brand’s rich legacy of Made in USA and UK designs.  And with DJ Mars the head man behind the HistoryOfMixtapes website and upcoming book, it’s fitting that his newest New Balance Custom US574 pays homage to one of the finest albums in hip-hop history.  The DJ Mars x NB 574 ‘Low End Theory’ takes its name from A Tribe Called Quest’s seminal 1991 release; how do they compare to the apparently still-growing array of Tribe-inspired sneakers?  Click through to see more of this lush green suede getup and let us know which colors you’d apply to a Custom New Balance 574.

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Nike SB Blazer High ‘Low End Theory’ – New Images

July 25th, 2011 by | 6 comments

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Apparently the ‘People’s Instinctive Travels’ at Nike SB have consisted of journeying through time, as Swoosh Skateboarding has reprized a variety of classic colorways on new models during 2011.  This new Nike SB Blazer High represents a different kind of historical salute, their black suede uppers treated with a flowy tonal design pattern that along with the red and green accents echoes the Afrocentric aesthetics from A Tribe Called Quest‘s heyday.  It’s a combination of design elements that hints at the album art from Tribe’s 1991 classic The Low End Theory and will likely remind experienced sneakerheads of similar Air Jordan 1 High Straps issued in ’09.  Q-Tip’s ‘Abstract Dynasty’ collaboration with Nike has gone AWOL but these are expected at SB retailers this September, so click through to see more angles and stick with Sneaker News for the exact release date.  via N-SB

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Nike SB Blazer ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ Sample

February 23rd, 2011 by | 6 comments

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Oh my God, yes, oh my God, there’s another collaborative sneaker on the way featuring A Tribe Called Quest‘s signature early ’90s Afrocentric aesthetic.  The Nike SB Blazer ‘Low End Theory’ translates its namesake album’s red-on-black female silhouette into tonal black stripes on the upper that adds red and green accents to complete the familiar look.  And while neither is an exact replica of its album cover, you could argue these more accurately capture their muse than the ‘Midnight Marauders’ Air Jordan 1 High Strap that dropped a little over two years ago.  These are likely to hit retail later this year but assuming your wallet’s not stranded in El Segundo, the scenario’s set for you to grab a US mens size 9 sample courtesy of eBay regular dballaholic on N-SB.

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