Mitch Feinberg On His Boston Magazine Marathon Tribute Cover


April 15th 2013 has forever been embedded in our heads as the day of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing. To pay tribute to the city and honor those caught in the chaotic event, Boston Magazine hired Mitch Feinberg to create the photograph above. Yes, those are the shoes in the heart shape that belonged to some of the people that ran the traditional yearly (117th) event when the bombing occurred. The magazine reached out to the runners and asked if they could donate their shoes to tell the story for the cover above and consequently, the back of the magazine. Receiving about 120 pairs in total, the project for this important photograph began…

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Podcast: SDMR Podcast – New Balance

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If you’ve been following the SDMR Podcast, then you have heard this episode already. For those that haven’t, you are in for a treat if you’re a fan of New Balance. In this episode of SDMR (Sneaker Design, Media, and Retail) you get to hear from your host Jacques Slade aka KUSTOO, with partners Brett Golliff, and Clyde Edwards talk about New Balance. It’s a great podcast with loads of information for old and new NB fans. Hear about NB’s beginnings, shoe models, trends, and current progress. It’s informative and will definitely teach you a lot about the Boston company. You can listen to the episode in its entirety at the site or subscribe to it on iTunes to listen to on the go. Nice job guys and thanks to Cylde for the shout out.

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Coming Soon: New Balance 1300NG “Navy and Grey”

The New Balance 1300 is fan favorite that’s had a big cult following for years. Lately though, New Balance has dedicated some time into this iconic silhouette by providing the consumer with a nice stream of make-ups. We’ve already seen some solid C/W’s in the form of the 1300LG, 1300NR, 1300DG, 1300DB, 1300BG and these two for 2013. With that said, above is the next pair in the NG (Navy and Grey) C/W. As always, the quality is bar none with creamy suede and classic NB mesh. It definitely fits well for Fall weather or now. Some of you may even recognize the color blocking from the New Balance 574 “Clips” collection. That’s why it’s my favorite NB 1300 for this year so far. In any case, thanks to New Balance for the pair and the exclusive look you get from these photographs I literally took minutes ago. Enjoy and don’t sleep on these when they release…

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Available: New Balance 1300DB and 996DB “Denim Blue”

There has been a certain hue name from New Balance that has been winning fans over. The ‘Denim Blue’ series or color-way first came out with fast selling NB998DB. That shoe inpeticular has been an instant sell out at a lot of places. The next two from the ‘Denim Blue’ pack have been released in the form of the 1300DB with nubuck, mesh and a heel brushed suede panel. The other is the much anticipated model, the 996DB in pigskin suede, accents of 3M reflective and mesh. Both of these models are available to purchase now at the New Balance Experience Store in NYC. The NB1300DB is $139.99 and the NB996DB is $129.99. Both look great respectfully, but which one will you grab?…

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Available: Sneaker Freaker Issue 24

Its that time of the month again for a new boogazine from Sneaker Freaker. Issue 24 is out and about and is packed with some real goodness for the sneaker lover in all of us. This issue is crammed with many stories and has tons of shoes revealed exclusively for the magazine. You’ll get to see the next Hanon project with Saucony, CNCPTS next New Balance 999, High and Lows ASICS Brick Mortar pack, BAIT’s collaboration on three ASICS, the next chapter in the Packer Saucony Grid 9000, the Puma and next Saucony launch from Solebox, etc. It even comes with a story about the complete history of Cross Training. All this and then some. Including an article by yours truly called “The New Crack Epidemic”…

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