Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013
Purchased on September 19, 2012, this year + old New Balance 574 Custom has sat in a corner collecting dust until my New Balance Excellent Makers video was released. The colorway takes inspiration from a woman who was walking in front of me with a dress that had similar hues. I took a photo of her and interpreted it into what you see above. One thing I decided to use was a darker blue instead of a lighter blue/greenish hue on the bottom part of her dress (I did however add a light blue accent on the heel tab which still sticks to the original idea of the dress). I felt that the darker blue gave it a borderline look in which either gender could wear. Though these days it really doesn’t matter what color shoes are on men or women and why its called His or Hers; His or Hers. It’s a pretty straight forward CW design….
On this next installment of DJ Mars’s “Where Are You Running To Next” collaboration with New Balance, Clinton Sparks is the next featured DJ. Check out his daily routine of NB footwear and how he feels about
his job what he loves to do. Here’s what DJ MARs has to say about this talented DJ.
Earlier this summer New Balance and I released a docu-series entitled “Where are you running to next”. The first three releases featured myself,Don Cannon,and Rich Medina. The number one question that has been asked since then is “who is running next”? Well video number 4 is here along with your answer…Boston’s own Clinton Sparks! Mr. Get Familiar himself has given www.NewBalance.com exclusive access to what his daily grind is like. From producing hit records,to smashing concert halls,to being a tv personality,there isn’t much that Clinton hasn’t done. Ladies and gentleman,please enjoy the awesome ride and “Get Familiar” with Boston’s own Clinton Sparks. Do your self a favor though,make sure your New Balance’s are tied up. If you don’t pay attention Clinton may leave you in the dust!
Here’s a sneak peek into three sample color-ways of the DDC Lab designed, New Balance 574 Sonic Weld. This pack follows the same trend as the last, with it’s one tonal color-up. The difference with these is that they come in some bright colors, as opposed to the last three of Grey, Black and Brown. In this pack you’ll get one in a Day-Glo Blue, the second in a Day-Glo Yellow and after the break, you’ll see a Day-Glo Orange.
Here is the first look into a New Balance new construction process. They are taking parts of the shoe that would normally be stitched, become stitch-less. It’s a new process that takes the recent sock liner design to the next level. More images after the break…
* Update : 10.02.2009: Added a collage image of the “Green” pair after the jump.
So what does a shoe company do with premium leftover material? If you said “Use it to make some more shoes.”, than you are correct. New Balance decided to make something special out of their popular NB 574 model this year. Plain and simple, they call it “Clips“. It’s a new campaign for the USA, from New Balance, to show it’s dedication to the states with it’s superior shoe quality.