Monday, April 14, 2008
New Balance AO9 "Limited Edition A22"
Saw these New Balance AO9 "Limited Edition A22" over at Mita. I was initially not a big fan of the "graf" style painted "N" logo when NB first rolled them out but it is growing on me a little bit. This detailing really sets the shoe off with the mountain design on the back heel and the splatter effects on the rest of the shoe. This pack comes in three different color ways, Black/White, Tan/Orange, & Brown/Black & Green. The graf lettering on the tongue and the gold lace lacks are a nice touch. The one piece construction might take some time for me to get used to and I am a little wary of the burlap/canvas material (is it hemp???) but I'm more intrigued than anything by these joints.