June 29th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
We’ve seen a bit of what New Balance has in store for early 2013 thanks to the summertime tradeshow circuit in Europe, and this latest viewing might represent most of the entire first quarter lineup. With nearly a hundred styles on display, it’s easy to see that NB’s SP13 is shaping up to be something special. In addition to the New Balance 574s we’ve seen already for Q1 come several other styles that bring the total for that model well into the double-digits, while on the other end of the spectrum, the 2040 and 1260v2 remind us that this brand still commands top billing in the performance running sector. In between, you’ll find a variety of classic silos like the 999 or 996 in the original grey suede getup that we were lucky enough to see a small run here in the States. That detail suggests that the set includes some possibly Asia-exclusive designs, so click through to see them all and stick with Sneaker News for updates. via Hupu
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April 20th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Much has been made of the Nike Basketball Elite Series $200+ MSRPs and particularly the LeBron 9 P.S. Elite’s $250 pricetag, but did you know that New Balance, too, is no stranger to prices in excess of two bills? In fact, the New Balance 2040 is one of the most expensive models on the market with prices ranging from $265-275, but shelling out that cash comes with a ton of benefits. This shoe is made in the USA and features a red stitch throughout to symbolize its journey to market, and features the new Ndurance cushion as a follow-up to the NB2002′s full-length Nergy. These are built of suede like NB’s OGs rather than modern synthetics which means they should be a bit more durable if slightly heavier, but stability shoes like this graphite plate-equipped model tend to focus more on their suspension than curb weight. Check them out after the jump in additional images and let us know if this combination of classic and cutting edge is worth the asking price at Eastbay.
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