April 4th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
This new release in collaboration with her Beijing boutique isn’t likely to make Chinese pop star Bibi Bichang a household name in America, but you can bet that every New Balance afficionado in the known world is talking about her right now. That’s because the Begins x New Balance 574 Sonic manages a magnificent balance between classic NB suede and mesh goodness, and today’s fabrication methods and energetic colorways. The tropical accents and fish details on this pair would make them a perfect official shoe for the new look Miami Marlins were New Balance not so closely tied with their fellow New Englanders at Fenway, and they’re available now from one of the top retailers in NB’s other main haunt, the UK’s Foot Patrol.
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March 29th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Sneaker News just gave you a look at New Balance’s latest ‘Past, Present, Future’ capsule, a trio of kicks examining the classic 620 silhouette and its upgraded variations. One of those is the MS620, a sonically-welded take on the classic silhouette that’s a bit sleeker and considerably lighter than the original construction. It’s a trick they’ve borrowed from several other models that beat them to the punch, including the one that might very well be the brand’s most recognizable design ever. The New Balance 574 Sonic returns with a bit of influence from Begins, who apply a tropical ocean colorway and add a silver fish hangtag to finish the fisherman-inspired design. Expect to see these in Begin founder, Chinese pop star Zhou ‘Bibi’ Bichang’s new video, and at select Asian NB retailers on April Fool’s Day. via i-size
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