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New Balance Spring 2013 Preview

June 29th, 2012 by | 11 comments

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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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Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999 “Blue Steel” – Sample Process

June 13th, 2012 by | 9 comments

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Though its name and general style was borrowed from an all time classic, Ronnie Fieg‘s New Balance 999 ‘Steel Blue’ isn’t an exact copy of the legendary 1300 by that same moniker.  In fact, it took six different revisions before RF’s latest NB collaboration was ready for retailers, everything from material selection and distribution to which parts of the branding will make the most impact.  Given that we rarely see samples with more than one (set of) serious revision(s) for any particular sneaker design, it’s especially interesting to see the stages this one went through in order to get ready for its Friday, June 15th release date.  Click through to see the entire process, let us know how these compare to Ronnie Fieg’s best collabo kicks and stick with Sneaker News for updates.

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“Steel Blue” Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999

June 5th, 2012 by | 19 comments

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The ongoing library of Ronnie Fieg-tapped sneaker collaborations continues next Friday with the release of the New Balance 999. Dubbed the ‘Steel Blue’ for its cold concoction of grey tones and cool blue on the creamy suede, this upcoming Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999 opens new doors or sneaker collectors who have been following the growing library of Fieg’s work, which has made its thorough impression with his Asics works over the last few years. The 999 focuses on trail running, the Fieg brings a bit of leisure with an unmistakeable blue and grey, arranged perfectly to give this oft-used combination some new life. A detailed gallery sits just ahead, so take a look and circle your calendars for June 15th when these release in-store and online at KITH.

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Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999 ‘Steel Blue’ – New Images

May 9th, 2012 by | 14 comments

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Sneakerheads know all about how important colors can be, everything from the signature shades that give popular releases their nicknames to the standouts among those that set wider trends.  It’s those large-scale cultural movements that the visual buffet that is Pantonism offers immediately upon your first visit, its arrangement of fashion into intuitive color skews that give insight into the overlap between labels each season.  In the case of Ronnie Fieg this spring, a special mixture of grey and blue come together to define his appropriated ‘Steel Blue’ colorway on the New Balance 999 and some of the visuals that inspire their elegance.  Click through to see some new shots of the shoe itself and let us know how which color skew best defines your current look.

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Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999 ‘Steel Blue’ – Release Date

May 7th, 2012 by | 16 comments

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Just last week, we gave you the scoop with the first look at Ronnie Fieg’s upcoming collaborative New Balance SMU-the New Balance 999 ‘Steel Blue’. Following up on that initial preview we’ve got a much clearer view of this take down of the famed New Balance 1300 of the same name, a sneaker Fieg has pegged as one of his most beloved models in that cannon of impeccably clean retro runners. Click through for a better look at the ‘Steel Blue’ colorway as ported onto the more angular, smaller N model of the New Balance 999, which will arrive serendipitously on Friday, June 15th, coinciding with the 30th birthday of Mister Fieg himself. Photos: Sneaker Freaker

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Pimp My Kicks x New Balance 999 Customs for Emory Jones

May 3rd, 2012 by | 11 comments

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Historians will look back on MTV’s Pimp My Ride with favor, not just because of the hilarious Xzibit meta-meme it birthed, but because of the decidedly positive newspeak in its very title.  ’Pimp’ has been thoroughly appropriated to mean ‘tricked out’, and in this particular case, we’re talking about a custom sneaker design crafted for an influential record exec.  The Pimp My Kicks x New Balance 999 was crafted for RocNation’s Emery Jones with a ‘South Beach’ flavor in mind, and much like the upcoming LeBron 9 Elites by that name, these give the color scheme a new spin opting for a grey base upon which MIA’s famed pastels are placed.  Check them out in greater detail along with the sick 1 of 1 laser-etched wooden box and let us know where these rank in the still-growing ‘South Beach’ neighborhood.

 

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Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 999 ‘Steel Blue’

April 29th, 2012 by | 9 comments

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Right after the release weekend of Ronnie Fieg’s latest collaboration with one celebrated running imprint and we get our first substantial look at his next. Previewed here is the New Balance 999 that Fieg has been cooking up, apparently a take-off on the beloved ‘Steel Blue’ colorway of the New Balance 1300 that his Kith space recently re-launched in 2012. The sneaker does play with the traditional Steel Blue makeup a little bit, switching out the mesh sectioning towards the toe box and ankle areas in favor of a perforated suede treatment. Click through for a better look and stick with Sneaker News for release info on this modern take on a New Balance classic from Ronnie Fieg.

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