Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Balance "Chinese Opera Mask" Exclusive

New Balance just got funky on that ass like an ole batch a collard greens!!! This shit here, this shit here, this shit here!?!?!?!?! That ole shit wasn't nuthin', it wasn't nuthin'. This shit here, this shit here...
The Asian New Balance design team has already debuted the 576 Chinese Opera Pack (reviewed on Kicks-n-Jams previously right here) but now they've just mixed it up in a blender and delivered a whole new treat for your feet! Drawing on the inspired Leftover Pack theme, (check that right here) New Balance drops a limited version (576 pairs available only in Southeast Asian markets) Chinese Opera 576 that delivers a different colorway for each foot!!! I thought I loved the original opera pack but these have just sent me into paroxysms of shoe geek joy!!!
High quality materials mixed with an overall red and green colorway and combined with multiple Chinese Opera signifiers (check the tongue, mask, heel, and lace lock) set off this well thought out sneaker. STREEThing is gonna deliver an interview with the designers and I for one cannot wait to read it.

Lfstl x New Balance 577 "Rotterdam" limited edition

New Balance has hooked up with Rotterdam shop Lfstl to drop a sweet 577 in Holland. Lfstl chose to re-design the New Balance 577 because of it’s timeless character and sporty lining. It still is an all-time favorite, though hard to get in Holland.

In choosing the material Lfstl reflects their experience in designing shoes and their knowledge of true sneakers. Their favorites are also mine; gum sole, pigskin suede, black premium croc leather, white patent and perforated suede.

The sneaker will be released in August! And will immediately go on my ever lengthening list of things that I want but can't have hahaha...sigh.

Vans "CMYK" Pack

Fresh on the heels of the New Balance x realMad Hectic MT580 "CMYK" comes the Vans "CMYK" pack. It consists of an Era, Sk8 Hi and Mt. Edition Mid. All three come in a flashy colors and materials. I am just biased here but I really prefer the NB silhouettes to the Vans.

The pack is now available at ABC-Mart.

Nike Fukuoka Dunk June 28th

As part of Nike’s Japanese City Dunk Pack, the Fukuoka Dunk will see its release this weekend. The multi-colored offering features a bold colorway with the use of patent leather and etched highlights on the heel. For those interested, the colorway pays homage to an ancient 750 year old festival titled Yamakasa which features colorful shrines. Available June 28th at select retailers in Japan.