It’s no secret that I’m a huge New Balance fan (I’ve been wearing the brand since at least 1993), and it is also not a secret that I think the 574 model is the weakest ‘lifestyle’ model they produce. I went on the New Balance custom site and made a pair almost entirely out of the color blushing bride as a passive protest for the company to step up its game and give us some other custom options. 998′s would be nice, same with 875′s. Hell, even the stoner-friendly-no-sock 420′s would be great. But that 574… pass.
If you’re unlike me and like them though, by all means, get to customizing.
These shoes are so comfortable.
Drop a line in the comments if you’re interested in a pair.
A while back I mentioned that our friends at Furni were producing a limited run of mocassins handmade in Canada. Well, the pair I ordered arrived earlier this week and I couldn’t be happier with how beautiful the shoe is. Unfortunately for those who did not order, there is no chance of getting a pair in this color. However, word is that Furni will be doing another color run in black later this season. Don’t sleep.
Neoprene-and-nubuck, no socks.
A great collaboration between ceramic artist Jon Lawrence, Solehaven, and New Balance.
You even have the chance to win this pair.
More info here
Found buried in a rubbish pit on inventor Bill Bowerman’s property.
A great story in the Oregonian
C1rca Select got together with Afrika Bambaataa to make some shoes and t-shirts.
If the name doesn’t sell you on these shoes, the price ($98) and the looks will. Our friends at Furni have collaborated with a small family biz in Montreal to produce a limited run of mocassins. Handcrafted from “caramel” coloured Brazilian leather and featuring a crepe sole, the ankle high mocassins begin their first production this Monday, February 21st.
Whether you’re lounging in the living room writing a blogpost, or on the back patio remembering what sun is like, Zakhs Premium Kazakh Slippers are necessary accessories for comfort. In fact, it’s very easy to forget that they are on your feet at all. Made out of camel wool from KaZakhstan, the slippers come in both indoor and outdoor varieties, and protect and insulate your feet during the winter season while keeping them clean and cool in the summer.
We like them so much, we’re giving away a pair. In the comments below tell us your favorite thing to do on your feet. The weirdest will be selected by a surprise judge Monday night. If you just cannot wait, head over to Zakhs facebook page for a $10 coupon
Modeled after dirt, water, and plants. Part of the SS11 Reebok Affili’Art Collection.
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A pair to wear in Spring 2011. Available in both Dark Navy, and Black / Brown.
No clue if they’re comfortable but, hey, they look nice.
Available at select tastemaking accounts and retailers soon.
On sale at Blackbird ($118.99)
Ryan McGinness x Reebok Affili’Art CMYK High Tops