Saturday, April 12, 2008
Seriously, I am moving to Japan and laying down a sleeping bag at Shoe Planet because I am never leaving that spot!!!
These New Balance 1300s come in three different colorways. Yellow/Green, Purple/Pink, & Teal/Orange. Nice design on the heel box and mid-sole. Suede and mesh materials. These kicks just look light and comfortable to me. I'd rock 'em in a second!
Shoe Planet has some more New Balance Japanese designs that I have never seen or heard of before!!!
This kids NB 410 is called the "Toy."
An almost candy like veneer on these 410s draws the eye. At any moment I expect 'em to turn into a Transformer or something! Velcro, no laces, and a dope "N" pattern sole set this shoe off. More a sock than a shoe with a hard toe and heel box. I'd wear it if I were a kid.
A New Balance M574 pack that I'll call the "Basket Weaver" pack is out in Japan. It consists of two 574's, a teal/black/white and a grey/black/white colorway. The design is a little too "crafty" for my tastes but an ok idea and execution. Why does the japanese market get these hot wild designs and the American market stays locked into the same ole same ole??? Baby steps I guess...Gotta crawl before they walk, or run or whatever.