“Baited” New Balance OMN1S inspired by Kawhi Leonard’s love for fishing

This colorway of the New Balance OMN1S pays homage to Kawhi Leonard’s great enjoyment of fishing. Its upper is covered with a fish scale like pattern; the turquoise and pink accenting are inspired by the beaches and fishing spots of Leonard’s native Southern California. A black and white midsole and a yellow outsole complete the aesthetic. The “Baited” New Balance OMN1S is scheduled for a November 14 release at newbalance.com and select retail establishments. The sticker price is set at $140 USD. New Balance OMN1S$140 November 14, 2019

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Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 990’s coming this week

New Balance continues to knock it out of the park with their collaborations, this latest being with NYC-based fashion Amie Leon Dore on two silhouettes, the 990v2 and 990v5. Both sneakers feature mesh overlaid by suede, with the 990v2 making use of a grey, blue, green and yellow color palette, while the 990v5 utilizes one of slate blue, purple and green. The Aime Leon Dore x New Balance 990v2 and v5 are scheduled to released at Aime Leon Dore’s Mulberry store November 14 and online November 15. Aime Leon Dore…

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You can get six exclusive OMN1S at the New Balance x Shoe Palace “Kawhi’s Fun House Pop-Up Shop

To celebrate the global launch of New Balance’s return basketball shoe, the OMN1S, the brand as collaborated with Shoe Palace to give rise to Kawhi’s Fun House, an exclusive New Balance pop-up shop. In addition to allowing customers to purchase exclusive New Balance footwear and apparel, it will also allow consumers to, according to the brand, “experience Kawhi’s ‘Fun Guy’ persona firsthand.” Six PE colorways of the OMN1S will drop in limited colorways over the course of three days- “Best Kept Secret”, “Trust Leonard”, “Black Ice”, “Do Not Disturb”, “Distinct…

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New Balance and Japanese brands created these 996’s

New Balance has teamed up with six Japanese brands- atmos , Beams, mita, N. Hoolywood , nonnative and United Arrows– with each of them putting their own spin on the New Balance 996. Each brand has made use of a variety of colors and materials to give the silhouette its own look. They will begin to drop July 27 followed by an August 3 release at select Japanese retail establishments. atmos x New Balance 996CM996ATNJuly 27, 2019 Beams x New Balance 996 CM996BPAAugust 3, 2019 mita x New Balance 996CM996MIGAugust…

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New Balance prep’d to drop new X-Racer Sneaker

New Balance is gearing up to release the second shoe in the X-Racer series.  The follow up to the original X-90 will come in three colorways- a vibrant green based one, a white based version, and a black and navy. This latest edition draws inspiration from various shoes from the mid 1990’s and early 2000’s: the M1000, M1200, and the RC205. TheX-Racer also features an ABZORB midsole and the outsole is like that of the brand’s 1400 model.  This latest model from New Balance is slated to release July 1…

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The ‘Curse of the Bambino” inspired this Concepts and New Balance collaboration

Using the 997S as their canvas, Concepts has unveiled their latest collaboration which is inspired by the rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.  They are monikered “Esruc” which pays homage to the curse of the Bambino when Babe Ruth was sold by the Sox to the Yankees back in 1920.  Upon visual inspection one will notice that the sneaker does not take its aesthetic from the Yankees or the Red Sox but rather from posters used for the Broadway musical No, No, Nanette, which apparently was…

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New Balance Special Edition Kawhi 2-Way Pack to release tonight

New Balance will be releasing a special edition two sneaker pack for the face of their basketball space, Mr. Kawhi Leonard. The nbhoops instagram account teased the pack both in their story and on their feed. The pack will feature the OMN1S and a 997. The OMN1S appears to feature a upper that features black and blue. There are some gold accents by way of the lacing system. We can see a white midsole and a clear translucent outsole. The 997, from what can be seen, features a black leather…

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Kawhi Leonard and New Balance unveil OMN1S Basketball Shoe

Last week, New Balance dropped a teaser video of their upcoming basketball sneaker featuring Kawhi Leonard ( and took some not-so-subtle runs at a few prominent players). In the same tweet , the company also announced that their basketball sneaker would debut at the NBA All-Star game. At Sunday’s game Kawhi Leonard broke out his New Balance OMN1S basketball sneaker. Five additional colorways were shown by the brand, and each of them draw inspiration from personal details that shaped Kawhi into the player he has become. Release details of the…

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New Balance and Kawhi Leonard dangle sneaker debut

In November, we covered Toronto Raptors small forward Kawhi Leonard had reached an multiyear endorsement deal with New Balance . Leonard’s sneaker options were wide open after he rejected a 4-year, $22 million dollar extension on his, at the time, deal with Jordan Brand. In that interim, Leonard has been seen rocking New Balance gear walking into the arenas, but he has still been wearing the Air Jordan 32 on the hardwood in lieu of a shoe from New Balance. It appears that time may be drawing nigh. Earlier today on…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: New Balance factory manager stole thousands of dollars worth of sneakers

IOur latest edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers reveals that even those who work with footwear on a daily basis are not immune to being seduced by the dark side of the sneaker force. A New Balance manager has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of shoes from the company’s South Union Street factory. According to a police report 43-year-old Wilson Suarez was arrested and charged with larceny of property valued over $1,200 from a building.   BREAKING New Balance factory manager charged with sneaker thefts …

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