Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013
One of my favorite collaborations out there is the ongoing one between New Balance and JCrew. They started out with the NB1400 silhouette and that lead to other models, including the “Made In USA 998″. They introduced it with 2 color-ways in the form of the Dark Military and New Navy. Last week, they added the beautiful Pebble Blue c/w you see above. As a consumer, I always second guess the images JCrew releases for them (they are your ordinary and bad generic photos). Even with that thought, I knew this was going to look great in person because I have two customs with similar colors. It also reminded me of another collab from 2012 by NB x Nonnantive dubbed Dune….
Fresh Out The Box, the shoe comes in an eye pleasing make-up with some tonal browns and blues. There’s even a slight hint of the dark military hue on the plastic heel cap. You wouldn’t really notice it, but if you look closely you’ll be able to tell. That adds a really nice contrast detail and something I would expect from the designers of a mayor apparel chain. The rest you should already know, as it’s a “Made In USA” New Balance with premium materials and quality workmanship. In person and as you see in these photos, this shoe is highly recommended for all NB fans or anyone in general. It’s a clean-looking shoe that’s very wearable in this color-way and the best out of the 3 in my opinion. You can grab your pair now for $140 + $8.95 flat shipping within the US at JCrew’s online store. You can expect to see this pair in-store soon, if it’s not already there.
When my package arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see a very nice textured grey shoe box from JCrew. Originally, I thought this was the new boxes for their collaborations from now on. But, someone made a comment saying that their’s came in the regular NB boxes. After some thinking, I could only come up with one thought as to why I received this box. Maybe the original box that these came in got crushed or damaged and someone at the warehouse decided to put it in one of their own shoe boxes. It’s the only thing that seems logical because there’s no NB branding on the box, nor is there the information sticker tag. Thanks JCrew. smh
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After work today, I went outside to do an outdoor photo-shoot. After a few minutes of creating photographs, I realized how dumb of an idea it was shooting in the freezing 5-degree temperature . So I stopped, and headed home. The things I do to create photos…., Anyway, here’s one of them for this post.
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