• First Look: New Balance Skate Shoes
  • Posted 16 months ago by staff · style · 11266 Views
  • Back in December, lifestyle and running label New Balance announced that they would be making a move into the world of skateboarding, creating a division of the brand entitled New Balance Numeric. Now, we can have a first look what is expected to be their first skate shoe. Named the 891, the shoe is in keeping with other skate models currently on the market with a classic styling and a removable REVlite insole for comfort and durability. Rumours are also circulating that the first skateboarder to be signed to their team is PJ Ladd, whose hometown of Rockland is just 30 minutes from the Boston home of New Balance.

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    • Sick. These will be sweet.
    • Kale Churchill Posted 16 months ago · -7 Reply
    • who 's next? UGG Australia...tsss
    • bored by brands Posted 16 months ago · 11 Reply
    • Ugly as hell. Get out N, you ain't welcome. People complain about Nike and Adidas, but people actually skated Nike and Adidas before they launched a skate sector. I don't see anyone wearing N shoes down the local skatepark. Nor have I ever. Nor will I. No one will buy this crap.
    • Hans Posted 16 months ago · 16
    • They will if it's a cheaper alternative.
    • somecunt Posted 13 months ago · 21 Reply
    • Nice, hope they actually make them in an 11-12. Damn NB for not catering to the feet of the world.
    • H Posted 16 months ago · 19 Reply
    • The reason these companies that know nothing about skating want a piece of the pie is no secret- skateboarders go through shoes every few months, more or less. And because most skateboarders are adolescents they are trendy consumers. Cha-ching.
    • sneath Posted 16 months ago · 17 Reply
    • to all you critics yall need start your own company and prove NB wrong, until then who knows its all about that insole when hits the streets ya bisshhh
    • officerdoofy Posted 16 months ago · 3 Reply
    • wow! these are so.....bland. must have been designed by subaru
    • ben Posted 16 months ago · 10 Reply
    • In all fairness its great these sports companies are making skate trainers, it would now seem skateboarding is being taken seriously. And also the technology the companies have used in other sports can now be used in this field. (Look at Eric Koston lunar crossover with Nike). Let's also not forget that skate trainers evolved from basketball trainers. So all you non believers pipe down until you actually try them.
    • dormeus Posted 12 months ago · 6 Reply
    • Dunno what NB are like in the states for branding and stuff, but in the UK they're well respected for firstly alot of them been made here, secondly them been made here pretty fucking well and lasting ages longer then other trainers, and thirdly for doing the trivial thing of actually designing shoes to fit your frigging feet. Also they do zero advertising here and anywhere else I've heard of and people buy them in the UK and Europe because of been respectable, quality and they're not sewn by a starved oriental fetus.
    • Rob Posted 11 months ago · 10 Reply
  • Photographs from Arto Saari
  • 16 months ago · Art & Design · 1 Comment · 6458 Views
  • Pro skateboarder Arto Saari, who rides for Flip Skateboards, has updated his photography portfolio with a selection of new images. As well as skateboard related shots featuring the likes of Jason Dill, Steve Olson, Andrew Reynolds and more, his portfolio also features some landscape...
  • Stella McCartney Awarded OBE
  • 16 months ago · style · 0 Comments · 3786 Views
  • As well as recently being named Designer of the Year and Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, designer Stella McCartney has been rewarded for her work on the Team GB Olympic 2012 kit with an OBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List. The 41-year-old designer...