It has always been somewhat baffling as to where New Balance gets their names when it comes to their unique sneakers, and the silence has finally been broken. New Balance took to the blogosphere to clear up the naming system they’ve been using for decades to label what have become some of our favorite sneakers. The numeric system makes decent sense, click through to read NB’s description for yourself. Full explanation after the jump.
With the 574 getting the majority of the love over at New Balance, it’s refreshing to see the 1600 again, today presented in a striking Olive colorway. Comprised of a olive suede upper in combination with grey mesh accents, this is truly a great look for the 1600. For a touch of flair, yellow accents have been added to the heel/midsole, eyelet, laces and tongue. Set atop New Balance’s “ABZORB” sole, this pair of NB’s is just as comfy as it is well designed. These lovely 1600′s are available now. For more on future New Balance release, follow Modern Notoriety on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest. More photos after the jump.
Back at it again, New Balance and Heidi Klum are here to present an addition to the HK x NB line, this time in the shape of NB’s classic 420. Featuring a beige suede upper accented with grey nylon and “coral” notes via the laces and lining, this is truly a great addition to the long list of New Balance collabs. Set atop an all grey outsole, this is truly a great looking pair of sneakers. These 420′s won’t make you look like Heidi Klum, but for once these truly go past the branding, earning a place in any sneakerheads closet based on design alone. These sexy kicks are available now. More photos after the jump.
The new M996 from New Balance is a perfect combination of new and old. Highlighting one of their greatest 80′s designs, NB has brought the classic M996 back in five colorways displaying some bold and well thought out colorways. Not one for simple face-lifts, New Balance has given the M996 a heart transplant thanks to an all new insole cushioning platform. Staying true to the original yet improving it at the same time is not an easy task, but its something the people over at New Balance seem to have done successfully. No official release date, but follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest on all things sneakers.
Designed for intense trail running, the Leadville 1210 from New Balance is certainly more than just a pretty face. Named after the historic Leadville 100 race, this New Balance is made to stand up to some pretty serious conditions. With a breathable mesh designed to allow air in but keep debris out, it’s clear NB pulled out all the stops for thee 1210′s. Sitting atop a grey/red/grey sole specially designed for durability and support, it is hard to find a fault with this sneaker. These are available now.
New Balance is on fire this year, dropping one amazing colorway after the next. This time around, NB has decided to drop a M890 for the Tokyo Marathon with an upper and inner lining inspired by the art of origami. Different shades of teal drench the upper while hits of red and black and sprinkled throughout the rest of the shoe. The traditional origami swan and the words “Tokyo” are implemented on the back heel of each shoe along with “Tokyo” also featured on the insole. This shoe is ideal for the upcoming months and comfort will not be an issue once you lace these up. Head over to SNS to grab your pair now. More Pics After The Jump
New Balance has been on a roll with back to back collaborations and the most recent one takes inspiration from another favored dress shoe – the Brogue. We first reported that these babies would release in the summer time and finally, we’ve been able to acquire a release date from the good folks over at Hanon. You can scoop up a pair of these on June 1st, 2013 on Hanon‘s webstore and as for a global release date, stay tuned with Modern Notoriety for more news. Let us know if you’ll be picking these up when they release.