November 30th, 2011 by Brendan Dunne
We saw a fair number of zodiac tie-ins this year with the Rabbit releases, and it looks like New Balance is getting a jump on the upcoming Year of the Dragon with this special collection of New Balance ML574′s. The inspiration here is evident, with a winding dragon graphic sliding around the upper of the sneakers. The trademark ‘N’ on the side of the shoe also puts on a bit of flavor from the mythical creature, with a subtle scaly texture. And of course our more cultured readers will notice the special tongue tag featuring the Chinese word for ‘dragon’. Get the full look at the New Balance ML574 ‘Year of the Dragon’ APAC Project after the jump and let us know which colorway you’ll be copping. As an Asia Pacific drop, you’ll have to grab these from overseas sites like mita sneakers.
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October 23rd, 2011 by Aaron Hope
New Balance just collaborated with Leftfoot on a ‘Past, Present, Future’ pack in which the first was represented by the H574, but a ruggedized take on the 574 is very clearly situated in the present. Not only is the H574 thriving, but there’s a newfangled take in the HS77 bringing a barefoot feel to the table, and of course you can’t forget about the shoe that started it all. The New Balance ML574 is technically still a running shoe, and while their suede bodies might not do all that well in harsher conditions, there’s no denying this trio looks the part of an outdoorsman’s footwear thanks to bold colorways, gridded nylon underlays and corded, boot-style laces. Will you go the red route or lean toward the Mowabb ACG-leaning edition? More images of those plus a navy and gold pair after the jump should help your decision, and be sure to check back with Sneaker News for updates on their availability. via mita sneakers
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