January 4, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Anywhere relatively well maintained pavement can be found near snow, you’ll see a massive crosspollination between the skate and snowboarding scenes. Sure, there’s a hint of friendly rivalry, but these two boardsports both owe their existence to surfing and the most commercially successful guy in action sports happens to be a world champion in both disciplines. Shaun White’s not attached to this project but pro skater Keith Hufnagel is, his namesake brand collaborating with a snowboarding giant and one of the most easily identifiable running brands. The HUF x 686 x New Balance pack includes a pair of 790 snowboarding boots and the 205 runner, both done in navy suede with pink heels. This makes for a great way to extend the recent trends toward simple blocking onto the slopes and both shades stand out nicely against the snow. Look for these at HUF and at the 686 e-store starting this Saturday, January 8th.