June 20th, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
If you’re at all familiar with CNCPTS’ pedigree then you are aware of their history of patriotic New Balance releases. Last year it was the killer New Balance 999 ‘Kennedy’ and before that the Freedom Trail pairs served up similar a American history lesson. Honoring that tradition is this trio exclusive to them and unionmade out in SF, a New Balance set riffing off that upcoming holiday that will have us all outside BBQ’ing until the sun goes down. The New Balance 574 ’4th of July’ pack includes three different Made in USA pairs all blocked in honor of the red, white, and blue. Click through with us to see detailed photos of all three pairs from the New Balance 574 ’4th of July’ pack which will arrive on June 30th, coinciding with a BBQ at CNCPTS out in Boston to celebrate the release.
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March 11th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
If you saw Tommy Hilfiger’s recent sketches of ‘updated’ pro sports attire, you know that not everything that’s inspired by nautical flags is guaranteed to look cool, but luckily that’s not the case with the above pictured New Balance collabo. NB got up with fellow Boston natives Concepts to offer tribute to one of New England’s local legends and the CNCPTS x New Balance 999 was born in tribute to President John F. Kennedy. This lovely suede-n-mesh mix is crafted with JFK’s love of sailing in mind with flags galore on the tongue and sockliner complimenting a neutral grey/brown/blue mix quite nicely. These joints will hit select US retailers on Saturday, April 2nd, so click through to see more and let us know how these compare to other recent collaborations profiled here on Sneaker News. via ST
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