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Burn Rubber x New Balance 577 “Joe Lewis” – Arriving at Additional Retailers

November 27th, 2013 by | 2 comments

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Did you miss out on Burn Rubber’s latest New Balance collaboration on the 16th?  If so, you’re in the majority, as limited numbers of the Burn Rubber x New Balance 577 ‘Joe Lewis’ were available from the Detroit store.  Luckily for the rest of the world. there will be a wider release on this design inspired by old boxing gloves (and more generally, the great champion’s connection to Motown) coming up this Saturday, November 30th.  Look over the ‘Joe Lewis’ 577s with more photos below in the meantime, and be ready when they stock on Saturday morning at shops like Politics.

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Burn Rubber x New Balance 577: Detroit’s Fighting Spirit

November 13th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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Since we launched SN Select, we’ve talked to a wide variety of folks in the industry about the merits of a good concept and how important it can be in raising a shoe’s overall desirability. Nearly everyone has agreed that design is paramount and good product is good product regardless of the backstory, but it also can’t be denied that a compelling inspiration can create an invaluable aura of intrigue around a release.

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Burn Rubber x New Balance 577 “Joe Louis”

November 11th, 2013 by | 14 comments

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The Burn Rubber x New Balance 577 project is apparently one not that all caught up in a musical background. The upcoming leather-built sneaker is instead focused on fighter Joe Louis, a Detroit bred boxer who infamously hid his boxing gloves in his violin case in order to keep his newfound path secret from his mother. The shoe features a build across the upper that reflects the Burn Rubber team’s penchant for understated colorways. Continue reading for the complete preview of this New Balance 577 and watch for the shoes to launch online at Burn Rubber on November 16th starting at 12:00am EST following the friends and family only instore planned for Friday, November 15th.

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Burn Rubber x New Balance 577 Teaser

November 7th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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The team at Detroit’s Burn Rubber looks to be teaming up with New Balance once again for their fifth pair of collab sneakers with that entity. Here’s what’s known about the project: it will release within the next couple of weeks, it will be paying homage to some local Detroit history, and the model is the New Balance 577. As you can see the sneakers come packaged in a mini instrument case. Does that mean they’re a nod to an important Detroit blues figure? Eddie Burns or John Lee Hooker perhaps? Give us your best guess down in the comments and stay tuned for more on the Burn Rubber x New Balance 577 project.

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Burn Rubber x New Balance 574 “The Miggy”

April 2nd, 2013 by | No comments

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Burn Rubber is back in bed with the sneaker brand that first gave them the chance to whip up a collab: New Balance. This time around the team out in Detroit has got their hands on the New Balance 574, equipping that model with a tribute colorway in honor of the Detroit Tiger’s very own Miguel Cabrera and his 2012 Triple Crown Victory. The suede and mesh sneakers sport a Tigers colorway along with a triple crown logo on the tongue, and are limited to just 44 pairs to coincide with Miguel’s 44 home runs. Continue reading for a full look at the Burn Rubber x New Balance 574 “The Miggy”, as well as event info on an upcoming Detroit Tigers watching party with the BR folks. and watch for the sneakers to release next Monday, April 8th.

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Detroit Rubber: Episode 6

March 6th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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The final episode of Detroit Rubber (for the time being) has arrived. The show this time takes us on the same journey that Rick and Ro of Burn Rubber took when looking for inspiration for the their new Reebok Classic Leather collaboration. After hitting up a couple local landmakrs, the duo decided on the Spirit of Detroit statue as their muse for their latest footwear project. Get with us after the jump to see the full clip and let us know how you felt about this behind the scenes look at the Burn Rubber x Reebok Classic Leather.

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Detroit Rubber: Episode 5

February 27th, 2013 by | No comments

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The newest episode of Burn Rubber‘s video series is one that takes a heartwarming turn and focuses a bit on the opportunities that the team at that Detroit sneaker shop get to give back to the community. In the video, Rick and Ro take some time out to talk to the local youth about the possibilities that are out there for them. Check out the full video right after the jump to check out the inspirational talk and stay tuned for the next, and final, episode of the Detroit Rubber mini-series come next week.

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