March 7, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
“He bought ’em, I rocked ’em and from then on, I just didn’t stop.”
Massachusetts native DJ Mars has been wearing his home state’s most famous footwear products for decades now, and it all started when a fashion-forward uncle hooked a school-aged Mars up with his first pair of navy and grey New Balance 574s. That kind of experience gives DJ Mars the kind of perspective many sneakerheads are only now developing as NB’s Classic lineup becomes increasingly widespread, and it serves as the basis for his desert island list of the best five designs they’ve ever released. It’s a pretty safe bet that last year’s spectacular CNCPTS x New Balance 999 ‘Kennedy’ will be on the list with its New England yachting inspiration hitting close to home; which others do you think he’ll name? Click through to see a video rundown and let us know which is your favorite New Balance of all-time.