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Title: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on January 25, 2016, 04:07:45 PM
So the shoes are now actually made by NB now, so they're not shitty anymore. Good that black box let go, you can see the quality in the rev-lites and grip patterns. Benson always liked them in his tactics reviews too.

Thinking of ordering the white blue arrto Quincy... Should I order my normal size? Are they good shoes? The black box used to fit small as fuck until Jamie Thomas fucked off.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 25, 2016, 06:35:24 PM
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Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Allen. on January 25, 2016, 07:42:10 PM
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Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 25, 2016, 08:04:27 PM
So the shoes are now actually made by NB now, so they're not shitty anymore. Good that black box let go, you can see the quality in the rev-lites and grip patterns. Benson always liked them in his tactics reviews too.

Thinking of ordering the white blue arrto Quincy... Should I order my normal size? Are they good shoes? The black box used to fit small as fuck until Jamie Thomas fucked off.

True Size. Good shoes, yes!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: FROST YOUR TIPS on January 25, 2016, 10:54:05 PM
NB is actually a pretty sick brand. Based in Boston privately owned, still make some shoes in the US & UK. They were also the first shoe company to ever use insoles. Some pretty rad stuff.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 25, 2016, 11:38:47 PM
NB is actually a pretty sick brand. Based in Boston privately owned, still make some shoes in the US & UK. They were also the first shoe company to ever use insoles. Some pretty rad stuff.

Indeed! Don't think they are big enough to have their own containment thread yet though...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on January 26, 2016, 04:29:59 AM
NB is actually a pretty sick brand. Based in Boston privately owned, still make some shoes in the US & UK. They were also the first shoe company to ever use insoles. Some pretty rad stuff.

Indeed! Don't think they are big enough to have their own containment thread yet though...

Tracer has obviously spoken. We now have a containment thread. Mods please pin...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: CINCINNATI on January 26, 2016, 12:48:21 PM
fuck only if they were made in the USA, that would be a dream come true
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on January 26, 2016, 12:50:20 PM
NB is actually a pretty sick brand. Based in Boston privately owned, still make some shoes in the US & UK. They were also the first shoe company to ever use insoles. Some pretty rad stuff.

Indeed! Don't think they are big enough to have their own containment thread yet though...
I would put the designs and team head to head with Adidas. Only a matter of time before the N is more than a cult favorite
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 26, 2016, 01:14:29 PM
fuck only if they were made in the USA, that would be a dream come true

I could see that happening, price will be high. But should be great quality if made in the USA. Great examples are 997 and 998 models.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: CINCINNATI on January 26, 2016, 02:22:03 PM
fuck only if they were made in the USA, that would be a dream come true

I could see that happening, price will be high. But should be great quality if made in the USA. Great examples are 997 and 998 models.

I've got a pair of 574s made in the usa which i love. I've never really liked the look of any of the # shoes, but ill definitely give them a shot.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on January 26, 2016, 02:24:04 PM
I'm not sure why this shoe never came out in mass numbers, imo one of the best looking skate shoes to ever come out ( looking, haven't skated it so I can't speak to performance )

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/67BmTl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: IcanthelpitImfromMilwaukee on January 26, 2016, 03:15:02 PM
fuck only if they were made in the USA, that would be a dream come true

I could see that happening, price will be high. But should be great quality if made in the USA. Great examples are 997 and 998 models.

All of the 990 models are I believe. Basically, just the really high end, motion control runners are assembled in the U.S. save for a couple of old man walkers. Incidentally, I managed a new balance store for 4 years (quit about 2 years ago) and we sold hundreds of those walkers per week (did really well with the 990, 997, 998, and 576s, but it wasn't even close), so much so that I would hazard to guess that those walkers make up a big portion of the 60-70% of their shoes made in the U.S. (I admit, that's just speculation). Most of New Balance's customer base is over the age of 40, and the shoes that do sell to the younger folks are the Chinese/Vietnam made retro, minimalist or neutral shoes. Obviously, most skate shoes are sold to young people, so despite a U.S. skate shoe being incredible (and something I would support from the get go), it just wouldn't be practical for them as a company. New Balance has had the same 5 factories producing the same handfuls of U.S. made models (and updates of those models) forever, but if somehow they start making one or 2 or the numeric styles at one of those factories, I'll be on that.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 26, 2016, 05:16:42 PM
fuck only if they were made in the USA (with more vegan options), that would be a dream come true

NB# should really start reading slap. Niche markets for sure but could give them the edge they need
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: McJagger on January 26, 2016, 05:20:28 PM
I'm not sure why this shoe never came out in mass numbers, imo one of the best looking skate shoes to ever come out ( looking, haven't skated it so I can't speak to performance )

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/67BmTl.jpg)

Those! So nice!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pootysnacks on January 26, 2016, 06:04:12 PM
fuck only if they were made in the USA (with more vegan options), that would be a dream come true

NB# should really start reading slap. Niche markets for sure but could give them the edge they need

if they do made in usa the shoes will be like 200$ though
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 26, 2016, 06:10:08 PM
fuck only if they were made in the USA (with more vegan options), that would be a dream come true

NB# should really start reading slap. Niche markets for sure but could give them the edge they need

if they do made in usa the shoes will be like 200$ though

If you build it, they will come!
Not saying it has to be their whole lineup, just do a few limited models...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: CINCINNATI on January 27, 2016, 07:44:34 AM
the all grey nb 990 and 993 are a frat boy staple
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Second Division on January 27, 2016, 08:31:31 AM
fuck only if they were made in the USA (with more vegan options), that would be a dream come true

NB# should really start reading slap. Niche markets for sure but could give them the edge they need

if they do made in usa the shoes will be like 200$ though

If you build it, they will come!
Not saying it has to be their whole lineup, just do a few limited models...

I think Ripped Laces did a good article on this the other week... it's just not really feasible for a skate shoe unless you want it to be bought up for snearkerheads, which is not what they are trying to achieve.

Also, why am I commenting in a tracer started thread  ???
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: CRAILFISH TO REVERT on January 27, 2016, 08:38:06 AM
So the shoes are now actually made by NB now, so they're not shitty anymore. Good that black box let go, you can see the quality in the rev-lites and grip patterns. Benson always liked them in his tactics reviews too.

Thinking of ordering the white blue arrto Quincy... Should I order my normal size? Are they good shoes? The black box used to fit small as fuck until Jamie Thomas fucked off.

I have a pair of the Quincys. They are sized correctly and they were good to go right out of the box. They don't offer a lot of protection but are super skateable. The sole lasts longer than vans waffle but the upper gets blown out and loses structure somewhat quickly.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Nigga on January 27, 2016, 11:55:16 AM
the all grey nb 990 and 993 are a frat boy staple

(http://i.lvme.me/kiafu9t.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on January 27, 2016, 06:16:42 PM
On the regular website now, NB also started doing soccer so they're desperate to look younger and not old people focused. Bubblegum get those guys to make a shoe in EE width   ;D

http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/ (http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on January 27, 2016, 06:24:39 PM
The new Arto shoe looks amazing.

The Logan 637 is still my favorite shoe in the entire line and I have skated literally every shoe they've made, with the exception of the new Arto. Despite the 637 being the least aesthetically pleasing it skates phenomenally. A little stiff on first skate but breaks in quickly. Heel lock is an absolute vice. It's just a really well made shoe.

Also a big fan of the Allston. IMO it fits and skates similar to the Logan but with a little less padding in the shoe. It's a really narrow shoe and tight to the foot, which I love.

Coneklr - those brown Brighton Mids you grabbed from Premier were a one time run in that color. So bummed I missed out on that color.

Not sure why NB# went with so many gum soles in the new catalog. Someone there in the design department obviously loves gum sole.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Xtal on January 27, 2016, 07:07:23 PM
NB# is the worst of all. I'd wear D3s before I ever put those fuckin grandpa shoes on my feet.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on January 27, 2016, 07:14:05 PM
NB# is the worst of all. I'd wear D3s before I ever put those fuckin grandpa shoes on my feet.
Narrow minded post, they're just skate shoes bruh no need to get heated
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Xtal on January 27, 2016, 07:22:21 PM
They're seriously so ugly lol. It's like the N screams, "durrrrr I'm special!" All they need are some velcro straps lol.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on January 27, 2016, 07:25:55 PM
They're seriously so ugly lol. It's like the N screams, "durrrrr I'm special!" All they need are some velcro straps lol.
(http://pokerjolt.com/img/pictures/451/505.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 27, 2016, 07:48:09 PM
They're seriously so ugly lol. It's like the N screams, "durrrrr I'm special!" All they need are some velcro straps lol.
(http://pokerjolt.com/img/pictures/451/505.jpg)

Fuck dude, even Tracer is schooling you in this thread :D
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 27, 2016, 10:10:25 PM
On the regular website now, NB also started doing soccer so they're desperate to look younger and not old people focused. Bubblegum get those guys to make a shoe in EE width   ;D

http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/ (http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/)

I only fucks with the medium width.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: TwisT on January 27, 2016, 11:27:10 PM
The stratford 533 was easily the best shoe i had last year... to bad they're so damn expensive
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on January 30, 2016, 10:17:43 AM
The stratford 533 was easily the best shoe i had last year... to bad they're so damn expensive

Check eBay. I find them there regularly for around 60 bucks.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on January 30, 2016, 11:08:31 AM
Fit on the Quincy?  Compared to say, a vans pro?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ciaran on January 30, 2016, 06:06:01 PM
I'm not sure why this shoe never came out in mass numbers, imo one of the best looking skate shoes to ever come out ( looking, haven't skated it so I can't speak to performance )

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/67BmTl.jpg)

Ah, the old bait & switch.  Order some expensive tech gadgets, get sent a maroon shoe instead.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on January 31, 2016, 11:30:21 AM
Are those waxed laces?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Nigga on January 31, 2016, 06:55:41 PM
I'm not sure why this shoe never came out in mass numbers, imo one of the best looking skate shoes to ever come out ( looking, haven't skated it so I can't speak to performance )


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/67BmTl.jpg)

Ah, the old bait & switch.  Order some expensive tech gadgets, get sent a maroon shoe instead.

they're brown
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 31, 2016, 07:48:53 PM
The stratford 533 was easily the best shoe i had last year... to bad they're so damn expensive

Check eBay. I find them there regularly for around 60 bucks.

$50 for these. If you're 9.5,10, 10.5

http://www.thepremierstore.com/footwear/new-balance-numeric/stratford-533-pid-27748 (http://www.thepremierstore.com/footwear/new-balance-numeric/stratford-533-pid-27748)

(http://www.thepremierstore.com/product_photos/rd_images/rd_xl_7-14-15NBNLoganBlu1fix.jpg)

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 31, 2016, 08:00:15 PM
wait, so this thread is actually a thing now ???
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on January 31, 2016, 08:18:33 PM
Careful old NB shoes weren't good, dont go ordering shoes online.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on January 31, 2016, 08:28:27 PM
Have any of you applied for the weartesting program?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 31, 2016, 08:50:55 PM
Careful old NB shoes weren't good, dont go ordering shoes online.

Depends which color and models that were under black box, after black box, everything else has been better.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 31, 2016, 09:14:38 PM
Depends which color and models that were under black box, after black box, everything else has been better.

You still back the OG logans though don't you tate?
(I have a pair on ice)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 31, 2016, 10:21:23 PM
Depends which color and models that were under black box, after black box, everything else has been better.

You still back the OG logans though don't you tate?
(I have a pair on ice)

I do not, only NB# I have left is the pair I am skating now and a Burgundy 533.

Hope to get more models soon. I usually just give out my skated pairs after.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on February 01, 2016, 03:46:39 PM
Are those waxed laces?

They are thin and flat but don't feel/look waxed in person but not like a normal lace either
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on February 01, 2016, 04:31:57 PM
Have any of you applied for the weartesting program?

Yes... They sent me one pair, a full size larger than what I listed my size as, and completely different than the shoes I normally skate. Gross colorway too. It sucks because I was actually looking forward to reviewing them, but its hard to skate a shoe that much too big. So I was over it. I am hoping they send me another pair to weartest, hopefully in my actual size this time. The quality of the shoe seemed great for the skating I did do in them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: lk130 on February 01, 2016, 05:23:57 PM
I'm backing Nb by far now
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ice nine on February 01, 2016, 05:28:14 PM

I'm not sure why this shoe never came out in mass numbers, imo one of the best looking skate shoes to ever come out ( looking, haven't skated it so I can't speak to performance )

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/67BmTl.jpg)
what are these?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on February 01, 2016, 05:38:50 PM
Have any of you applied for the weartesting program?

Yes... They sent me one pair, a full size larger than what I listed my size as, and completely different than the shoes I normally skate. Gross colorway too. It sucks because I was actually looking forward to reviewing them, but its hard to skate a shoe that much too big. So I was over it. I am hoping they send me another pair to weartest, hopefully in my actual size this time. The quality of the shoe seemed great for the skating I did do in them.
How long did they take to get back at you after you applied?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on February 01, 2016, 05:43:35 PM

I'm not sure why this shoe never came out in mass numbers, imo one of the best looking skate shoes to ever come out ( looking, haven't skated it so I can't speak to performance )

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/67BmTl.jpg)
what are these?

Brighton High
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on February 02, 2016, 08:58:50 AM
Got an email from the NB# Wear Test folks asking if I'm skating much this winter... Fingers crossed
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Berky on February 02, 2016, 10:38:42 AM
Got an email from the NB# Wear Test folks asking if I'm skating much this winter... Fingers crossed
I just got the same email. Im pretty hyped
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: sports on February 02, 2016, 06:12:01 PM
Got an email from the NB# Wear Test folks asking if I'm skating much this winter... Fingers crossed
I just got the same email. Im pretty hyped

damnit all, i thought i was special
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on February 02, 2016, 07:09:30 PM
Got an email from the NB# Wear Test folks asking if I'm skating much this winter... Fingers crossed
I just got the same email. Im pretty hyped

damnit all, i thought i was special
Lucky, they told you guys something
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rip louis b.k. on February 03, 2016, 09:47:15 AM
Got an email from the NB# Wear Test folks asking if I'm skating much this winter... Fingers crossed
I just got the same email. Im pretty hyped

damnit all, i thought i was special
Lucky, they told you guys something
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: TheAmericanAntique on February 04, 2016, 09:30:38 PM
How do the logan 637 skate, and how do they take impact?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: frontsideindy on February 05, 2016, 02:47:10 AM
they produce the 576 and the 670 in UK and prices starts at 125Ä - its quit a lot
but i would pay that for a shoe made in UK under fair conditions.

the weak point is the whole skate line isn't distributed in europe - only in UK.
Visited Slam City once the only shop in London who sell the Numeric line - and he
had just 1 pair in my size.

so nearly impossible to get that shoes if you are from the EU.
strange to me  - because NB is everywhere - they run Flagshipstores in Berlin,
but no Numeric.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on February 05, 2016, 07:24:15 AM
they produce the 576 and the 670 in UK and prices starts at 125� - its quit a lot
but i would pay that for a shoe made in UK under fair conditions.

the weak point is the whole skate line isn't distributed in europe - only in UK.
Visited Slam City once the only shop in London who sell the Numeric line - and he
had just 1 pair in my size.

so nearly impossible to get that shoes if you are from the EU.
strange to me  - because NB is everywhere - they run Flagshipstores in Berlin,
but no Numeric.

THIS! Fuck, i want to be able to actually try their stuff. Adidas too, i only find a few selected models at adidas flagship stores, never seen a pair of Adidas Skate in a skateshop in PT.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on February 05, 2016, 02:13:29 PM
Has anyone tried the Arto?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Xtal on February 05, 2016, 06:33:55 PM
2 pages about tennis shoes... Isn't there a sports section somewhere on here?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: sports on February 06, 2016, 08:36:22 AM
Has anyone tried the Arto?
good if you've got a wide foot, and the upper lasts an insanely long time. besides that they skate like most other vulcs

trying a pair of the 868 and I have to say the build quality looks really nice. haven't gotten to skate them yet since it just snowed here  :( but ill report back once i do

2 pages about tennis shoes... Isn't there a sports section somewhere on here?
so core
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on February 06, 2016, 10:25:24 AM
They look like a cupsole but are actually a vulc. Durability must be really good on em, aside from lace protection

(http://www.tactics.com/a/844k/9/new-balance-arto-358-skate-shoes-black-top.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on February 08, 2016, 08:00:02 AM
they produce the 576 and the 670 in UK and prices starts at 125� - its quit a lot
but i would pay that for a shoe made in UK under fair conditions.

the weak point is the whole skate line isn't distributed in europe - only in UK.
Visited Slam City once the only shop in London who sell the Numeric line - and he
had just 1 pair in my size.

so nearly impossible to get that shoes if you are from the EU.
strange to me  - because NB is everywhere - they run Flagshipstores in Berlin,
but no Numeric.



THIS! Fuck, i want to be able to actually try their stuff. Adidas too, i only find a few selected models at adidas flagship stores, never seen a pair of Adidas Skate in a skateshop in PT.

from what i heard summer 2017 for europe but not before! maybe snag a pair when i am in london in july!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on February 09, 2016, 03:47:10 PM
they produce the 576 and the 670 in UK and prices starts at 125� - its quit a lot
but i would pay that for a shoe made in UK under fair conditions.

the weak point is the whole skate line isn't distributed in europe - only in UK.
Visited Slam City once the only shop in London who sell the Numeric line - and he
had just 1 pair in my size.

so nearly impossible to get that shoes if you are from the EU.
strange to me  - because NB is everywhere - they run Flagshipstores in Berlin,
but no Numeric.



THIS! Fuck, i want to be able to actually try their stuff. Adidas too, i only find a few selected models at adidas flagship stores, never seen a pair of Adidas Skate in a skateshop in PT.

from what i heard summer 2017 for europe but not before! maybe snag a pair when i am in london in july!

Found a great deal and got some Logan 636 coming from the UK for only 41 euros shipped. Got my true size, hope they fit fine. (If anybody has a pair and could give some feedback would be really appreciated)
I've been getting to many shoes on this last few months but I cant stop buying them since I always find great deals, this is why I am always broke. Valentine's day coming too, i'm soo fucked ahaha
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 09, 2016, 09:19:30 PM
Down to my last NB# 533, going to lace them up now to skate them next. Time to hit up NB# and get a refill on my current favorite skate shoe.

Wouldn't be mad if I could only skate these my entire skate life, they should offer it on the NB custom program, like Nike iD.

(http://i.imgur.com/DKAHM2q.jpg?1)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: lampshade on February 10, 2016, 01:05:17 PM
On a side note.  Never skated NB#, but I got some NB gear on the cheap from that Excess Hype sale.  It's great.  I bought two pairs of sweat pants and two crew neck sweat shirts.  Super high quality, great fit.  I hope everyone else stocked up.   
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on February 10, 2016, 02:00:58 PM
NB Arto ad up there ^

Too bad they used the brown/ gum colorway... The Black ones and Blue ones look fresh
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chumlee on February 12, 2016, 08:06:34 AM
I had the original logan when it first came out and had to go a full size up...should i do the same for the 636?  I hover between 12 and 13 so half sizes aren't really an option
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: sports on February 12, 2016, 09:48:06 AM
i do at least a half size up in all their cup models, if you did full size up before then that probably your best bet
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 15, 2016, 07:03:32 PM
Thanks to NB# on sending some 533 samples and production pairs on what I think (in my opinion) the best cupsole available on the market today.

(http://i.imgur.com/sZCtTRfh.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on February 15, 2016, 07:55:56 PM
NB# tweaked the Logan 636 with this new drop. They definitely take their team's feedback seriously and make design tweaks for a better shoe, no matter how small or subtle. These guys are bringing it.

I bought the gray pair (bottom) this week and as soon as I put them on my feet I thought they were one of the best fitting skate shoes I've ever put on my feet. I have no reason to bullshit. I don't work for NB and not participating in their weartest program. These new 636 definitely felt different than the last run (top). If you look closer, they made a few subtle design tweaks. For starters they added an eyelet in the lace row. Doesn't seem like a big deal, but creates more stability and locks your foot in even more. Also that middle panel looks like it goes more vertical, and the stitching near the ollie area seems to gradually sweep further back.

Doesn't seem like much but there is zero negative/empty space in the fit of the shoe. One other thing I've always been a fan of with NB# shoes...that very top eyelet that's sort of offset from the lace row...I use that for extra heel lock.


The only downside to the new run is that it looks like they've switched out the old insole (right/yellow) for a cheaper/thinner insole (left/orange).



that color way on the top looks good as shit. might have to pick them up after i skate these two pairs of era pros i got for a deal haha
Those honestly look like the old man NB shoes. Aside from that they look skateable, but goddamn they are hideaos on all fronts.

^^^ Those PJS all look dope, the yellow logo is great
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 15, 2016, 09:20:29 PM
Those honestly look like the old man NB shoes.

Then you obviously have no idea what old man NB shoes look like; there's a difference between their classic/ retro models and their models meant for people in retirement homes
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: sports on February 18, 2016, 03:04:59 PM
a quick review of the 868 if anyone was interested:

feel most similar to 533, but broke in a little faster. the difference in sole height between heel and forefoot is a little more noticeable (a la busentiz og), but i imagine it'd be literally impossible to get a heel bruise in these. better boardfeel than I was expecting, nice padded upper with a snug fit. the pair I skated had a synthetic upper which still had decent flick, still prefer suede though.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 23, 2016, 10:00:42 PM
Skated these for maybe 2.5-3 weeks. Amazing. These served me well.

Time for a new 533. Maybe the black/gum next.

(http://i.imgur.com/7g1xTDA.jpg?1)

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rip louis b.k. on February 24, 2016, 06:24:16 AM
Skated these for maybe 2.5-3 weeks. Amazing. These served me well.

Time for a new 533. Maybe the black/gum next.

Need these in a mid/high top, idk if it would look good but I wanna skate these so bad
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jayrolla420 on February 24, 2016, 07:45:01 PM
Width on the Artos is perfect for the wide-footed.  Always buy 10s and struggle for a few weeks for the width to stretch out a bit in shoes.  Artos perfect fit out the box.  If they skate as well as i imagine they will, i may have a new favorite.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on February 25, 2016, 02:37:04 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/Screenshot_2016-02-22-21-04-46-1_zpsdoy3zqnj.png)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ungzilla on February 25, 2016, 03:10:34 PM
Picked up a pair of the white and black 617s I saw on-sale. They are super comfy. I went a half size up (10.5), and their still slightly smaller than Size 10 Blazers. Great heel lock even when loose though. Looking forward to skating them. Sole is super stiff, probably gonna need to walk around in them for a week or two before skating.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on February 25, 2016, 05:03:44 PM
Got an email about another Weartest. Should receive the shoes in about a week. Hopefully they send me my right size this time. Excited to try a new pair out. For those that have asked, it took around 4-6 months to be accepted for the first weartest and it has been maybe 3-4 months since then to get a second pair. Sign up online and be patient.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bizarro Jerry on February 29, 2016, 04:59:26 AM
Got an email about another Weartest. Should receive the shoes in about a week. Hopefully they send me my right size this time. Excited to try a new pair out. For those that have asked, it took around 4-6 months to be accepted for the first weartest and it has been maybe 3-4 months since then to get a second pair. Sign up online and be patient.
Did you have to return the shoes after "testing" them?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on February 29, 2016, 06:41:09 AM
Did you have to return the shoes after "testing" them?

Yes
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 01, 2016, 01:48:45 PM
Nice dog, Deepern0ah.

About to lace up my like 10th pair of 533's.

(http://i.imgur.com/DN8FDaU.jpg?1)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on March 06, 2016, 09:45:42 AM
Got my weartest shoes in. NB# 868. More of a sporty tech shoe than I am used to but should be fun to test out. They fit my wider foot great. Very comfortable and padded. Still a snug fit around the foot with the tongue centering straps. Insole feels great. They have a new C-cap part of the sole on the back. and Fantom Tape that I'm assuming is similar in purpose to fly wire. Pretty breathable thus far. Plenty of perforations around the toe and a woven mesh type side. Ill post more as I break them in and down within the next month.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on March 07, 2016, 06:31:53 AM
Got my weartest shoes in. NB# 868. More of a sporty tech shoe than I am used to but should be fun to test out. They fit my wider foot great. Very comfortable and padded. Still a snug fit around the foot with the tongue centering straps. Insole feels great. They have a new C-cap part of the sole on the back. and Fantom Tape that I'm assuming is similar in purpose to fly wire. Pretty breathable thus far. Plenty of perforations around the toe and a woven mesh type side. Ill post more as I break them in and down within the next month.

I had these last month, super dope. Got some 533s now and they're pretty great but IMO not as cool looking as the 868
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on March 07, 2016, 12:45:23 PM
Is there any arch support in the Arto's, like even a little bump say compared to a Busenitz pro.  I'd love to try a pair but after swapping back to just these, I'm hesitant to spend more money on shoes I like but don't love, but would love to give Arto some $.  I'm gonna really just have to buy some really good insoles that are made to my specs just so I can buy any shoe and they will always feel great
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Roisto on March 07, 2016, 01:28:03 PM
They really need to get the Artos on sale in Finland. I'd love to get the white ones.

I used to have the first Arto pro model shoe (on eS I think it was) and I fucking loved that shoe. Best skate shoe I've had. Good looking and durable.

Also Arto is da man, even though I guess I'm biased, being Finnish. But he does seem like a nice chap and is a brilliant skater.

Also a tiny tidbit for everyone who doesn't call Finland regularly: 358 is the country code for Finland. The number you put in front of the phone number to call here from abroad.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on March 09, 2016, 12:39:26 PM
Has anyone skated the Arto's?  Thoughts on them if so?  Any arch support?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 12, 2016, 10:32:24 PM
These two will enter service tomorrow, can't wait.

Best of the best.

(http://i.imgur.com/VYDuSEo.jpg?1)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on May 13, 2016, 01:01:18 AM
so i know this question has been asked and answerd here many times, but do the NB pj stratfords fit true to size?

i am a bit weirded out by the size chart due to being in europe and i could maybe order a pair in the uk.

i am true to size in us size 8 in accel slims and the es swifts too. same with herman g6 cup and leo laceds.

so should i get them true to size in us size?

the reason i ask is cause us 8 in most shoes is eur 41, but in es sizing us 8 is 40,5, same as in dc shoes.

thank you guys in advance!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on May 13, 2016, 01:38:57 AM
so i know this question has been asked and answerd here many times, but do the NB pj stratfords fit true to size?

i am a bit weirded out by the size chart due to being in europe and i could maybe order a pair in the uk.

i am true to size in us size 8 in accel slims and the es swifts too. same with herman g6 cup and leo laceds.

so should i get them true to size in us size?

the reason i ask is cause us 8 in most shoes is eur 41, but in es sizing us 8 is 40,5, same as in dc shoes.

thank you guys in advance!

Dont do that! I fucked up ordering some that way...
Go to the size chart and see what is the us/UK size that matches the 41eu. The problem is solved if you always look at the cm's of the shoes and not the sizes. I think yours is 26cm right?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on May 13, 2016, 05:37:16 AM
I'm not sure why this shoe never came out in mass numbers, imo one of the best looking skate shoes to ever come out ( looking, haven't skated it so I can't speak to performance )

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/67BmTl.jpg)

I could also wear these to work and the boss would be like 'pretty nice shoes'.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 13, 2016, 11:15:40 AM
so i know this question has been asked and answerd here many times, but do the NB pj stratfords fit true to size?

i am a bit weirded out by the size chart due to being in europe and i could maybe order a pair in the uk.

i am true to size in us size 8 in accel slims and the es swifts too. same with herman g6 cup and leo laceds.

so should i get them true to size in us size?

the reason i ask is cause us 8 in most shoes is eur 41, but in es sizing us 8 is 40,5, same as in dc shoes.

thank you guys in advance!

Yeah, go true to size. The newer ones fit are more true.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on May 14, 2016, 07:08:59 AM
I'm not sure why this shoe never came out in mass numbers, imo one of the best looking skate shoes to ever come out ( looking, haven't skated it so I can't speak to performance )

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/67BmTl.jpg)

I could also wear these to work and the boss would be like 'pretty nice shoes'.



WHY ARE THEY NOT MAKING MORE OF THE BRIGHTON HIS



ARE THEY FUCKING STUPID
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on May 14, 2016, 01:23:36 PM
That is a very attractive shoe. I don't think I would want to skate it, necessarily, but wow.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tangar on May 15, 2016, 12:55:19 AM
im kinda bummed on the NBs that i ordered, at first i had a couple sessions and they felt ok. but having no support in the front of the shoe got me bummed and i switched over to the superstar adv. last week i tried wearing the NBs to the store to maybe see if they would feel more comfy or not and after like 10 mins of walking in them they felt too tight and made my feet hurt hella bad. nallid is gonna let me have some insoles he bought and didnt like so im hoping that will help. but if not ill just drop them off at red park in the hood here in sj. oh well.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jpmulls on May 16, 2016, 07:22:13 AM
im kinda bummed on the NBs that i ordered, at first i had a couple sessions and they felt ok. but having no support in the front of the shoe got me bummed and i switched over to the superstar adv. last week i tried wearing the NBs to the store to maybe see if they would feel more comfy or not and after like 10 mins of walking in them they felt too tight and made my feet hurt hella bad. nallid is gonna let me have some insoles he bought and didnt like so im hoping that will help. but if not ill just drop them off at red park in the hood here in sj. oh well.
What model?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on May 16, 2016, 12:51:05 PM
NB# video 'Trajectory' up on Berrics with a look inside the designs and production:

http://theberrics.com/ (http://theberrics.com/)
 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 16, 2016, 01:27:48 PM
NB# video 'Trajectory' up on Berrics with a look inside the designs and production:

http://theberrics.com/ (http://theberrics.com/)
 

Good watch, good people in the video and of course, great skateboarding team/shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on May 16, 2016, 07:11:04 PM
That was great! I want the 598.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on May 16, 2016, 08:16:05 PM
i would have liked if they talked about how the quality wasnt up to snuff with black box and they took several seasons off. i appreciate that they did to revamp.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tangar on May 16, 2016, 08:19:39 PM
im kinda bummed on the NBs that i ordered, at first i had a couple sessions and they felt ok. but having no support in the front of the shoe got me bummed and i switched over to the superstar adv. last week i tried wearing the NBs to the store to maybe see if they would feel more comfy or not and after like 10 mins of walking in them they felt too tight and made my feet hurt hella bad. nallid is gonna let me have some insoles he bought and didnt like so im hoping that will help. but if not ill just drop them off at red park in the hood here in sj. oh well.
What model?
Black suede 636, I only paid $55 so not too bummed. Gonna give em to Nallid and hope they work out for him.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 16, 2016, 08:49:13 PM
i would have liked if they talked about how the quality wasnt up to snuff with black box and they took several seasons off. i appreciate that they did to revamp.

Maybe it was their first crack at it, wasn't ready yet (quality-wise) when they first released.

Now, no problems now. The 533 model I always skate lasts a long while.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on May 17, 2016, 01:22:06 AM
NB# video 'Trajectory' up on Berrics with a look inside the designs and production:

http://theberrics.com/ (http://theberrics.com/)
 

Good watch, good people in the video and of course, great skateboarding team/shoes.

That was really informative and well put together. I loved that they showed the process of making the shoe since it's a thing that interest me a lot. I really want those 868 too.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on May 17, 2016, 04:17:59 AM
i just want some 998s to wear around so fucking badly.  why they gotta be 100 bucks
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on May 17, 2016, 05:28:56 AM
i just want some 998s to wear around so fucking badly.  why they gotta be 100 bucks

I bet it would be the best 100 bucks you'll ever spent!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 17, 2016, 01:05:05 PM
i just want some 998s to wear around so fucking badly.  why they gotta be 100 bucks

I bet it would be the best 100 bucks you'll ever spent!

Yes, I have 3 pairs and a couple 997's.

But they cost more than $100, last full price 997 I paid was $225.

(http://cdn.sneakernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/New-Balance-997-Grey-2015-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on May 17, 2016, 01:16:47 PM
i just want some 998s to wear around so fucking badly.  why they gotta be 100 bucks

I bet it would be the best 100 bucks you'll ever spent!

Yes, I have 3 pairs and a couple 997's.

But they cost more than $100, last full price 997 I paid was $225.

(http://cdn.sneakernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/New-Balance-997-Grey-2015-1.jpg)

997's are my favourite ones. That shape is just so on point. True beauties!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 17, 2016, 05:21:57 PM
i just want some 998s to wear around so fucking badly.  why they gotta be 100 bucks

I bet it would be the best 100 bucks you'll ever spent!

THIS! besides, you're not gunna skate in them so they'll last you a few years
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 25, 2016, 10:31:20 PM
Got hooked up with these, next skate shoes for sure.

 :-*

(http://i.imgur.com/PgKi61U.jpg?1)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 06, 2016, 08:55:32 PM
Thanks to NB# for keeping my feet happy. 868 look amazing, can't wait to skate them.

 ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/QmQZk1H.jpg?1)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on June 06, 2016, 09:05:11 PM
Those all look amazing NB has come a long way
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 06, 2016, 09:14:19 PM
Those all look amazing NB has come a long way

Yes, indeed!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on June 07, 2016, 07:07:33 AM
I weartested the 868 a while back.. they are indeed amazing. Tryin to get my hands on some more but I can't find em anywhere.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on June 07, 2016, 07:14:06 AM
I weartested the 868 a while back.. they are indeed amazing. Tryin to get my hands on some more but I can't find em anywhere.
http://www.tactics.com/new-balance/868-skate-shoes/black-white (http://www.tactics.com/new-balance/868-skate-shoes/black-white) Coming soon.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on June 07, 2016, 01:18:56 PM
I weartested the 868 a while back.. they are indeed amazing. Tryin to get my hands on some more but I can't find em anywhere.
http://www.tactics.com/new-balance/868-skate-shoes/black-white (http://www.tactics.com/new-balance/868-skate-shoes/black-white) Coming soon.

Damn That's about $30 more than I'd pay for 'em. Hopefully they'll send me some more haha.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on June 08, 2016, 12:16:48 PM
Got an email about another Weartest. Should receive the shoes in about a week. Hopefully they send me my right size this time. Excited to try a new pair out. For those that have asked, it took around 4-6 months to be accepted for the first weartest and it has been maybe 3-4 months since then to get a second pair. Sign up online and be patient.

spot on. email correspondence started feburary 2nd 2016 and just got confirmation i'll be getting some in the next few weeks. pretty hyped. i've also only seen one pair of new balance at all (pro courts) in the wild since they've come out, psyched to try these.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on June 08, 2016, 12:23:26 PM
They're changing up their wear test site and wanted everyone to re-register. I didn't even bother. The last one I got was a few weeks ago, it took nearly half the test time to receive the shoes and I had 2 weeks to break them in before I had to send them back. Nah, I've got a ton of my own shoes I need to skate through.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on June 10, 2016, 06:36:22 AM
got my weartests. both pretty tight, may have to skate with a super thin insole just to make them bearable, should have went half size up. both brown leather/gum, one pair of arto's and one pair of brighton's. arto's feel nice. brighton's hurt my feet.
Title: re
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 10, 2016, 07:07:05 AM
Hi everybody, I need some help, been looking to buy some stratford,

Anyone knows if this colorway is from the blackbox factory or the new factory?

(http://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/productimages/colors/11116_69273.jpg)

Tate and other NB# freaks I'm looking at you  :-*

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Donkey Lips on June 10, 2016, 08:49:39 AM
got my weartests. both pretty tight, may have to skate with a super thin insole just to make them bearable, should have went half size up. both brown leather/gum, one pair of arto's and one pair of brighton's. arto's feel nice. brighton's hurt my feet.
Leather laces are a nice touch in the Brightons.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on June 10, 2016, 09:18:10 AM
got my weartests. both pretty tight, may have to skate with a super thin insole just to make them bearable, should have went half size up. both brown leather/gum, one pair of arto's and one pair of brighton's. arto's feel nice. brighton's hurt my feet.
Leather laces are a nice touch in the Brightons.

yeah they look more like frat bro boat shoes than skate shoes though. psyched to try them though.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on June 10, 2016, 10:45:45 AM
Hi everybody, I need some help, been looking to buy some stratford,

Anyone knows if this colorway is from the blackbox factory or the new factory?

Turtle - this was definitely a colorway they released when they were still with Blackbox, I had a pair (pic below). That said, I think it might've also been a carryover to the new factory. How you can tell is by the sole pattern. The first pic is the sole pattern they used on all Stratford while with Blackbox. The second pic is the Stratford sole they're using since being produced with the new factory. Hope this helps.

Stratford Sole (Blackbox)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll11/82brewers/IMG_20160610_133232_zpskk9tj4u9.jpg)

Stratford Sole (Current)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll11/82brewers/IMG_20160610_133306_zpsw0yjgzt6.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 10, 2016, 11:00:05 AM
Yeah, I believe the Non-black box soles has "REV LITE". The older (Black Box) ones don't. Maybe was for like 2-3 seasons they had soles like that?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 13, 2016, 05:58:09 AM
Thanks Heritage and Tate!
Are these from the new factory?
Any feedback on the logan S 636?


(http://sneakerscholar.com/sites/default/files/styles/620_scale_nodes/public/images/2016/01/24/new-balance-numeric-logan-s-636-grey-suede.jpg?itok\u003dnobcXReS)

Found these for cheap, thinking about getting them
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on June 13, 2016, 06:11:19 AM
Thanks Heritage and Tate!
Are these from the new factory?
Any feedback on the logan S 636?Found these for cheap, thinking about getting them

They are definitely from the new factory, the Logan 636 was actually a brand new model after the transition. I had two pair (pic below), and liked them. Personally I think they are a little wider cut than the Stratford, Brighton and Logan 637.

One other thing...on that particular color you posted, don't let anyone tell you that is mesh on the toe because it is not. I have seen someone say that here before and it's just not true. It's a ballistic nylon and you won't rip through it.

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll11/82brewers/IMG_20160213_160957_zpsvxkjfcm1.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 13, 2016, 06:14:22 AM
Thanks Heritage and Tate!
Are these from the new factory?
Any feedback on the logan S 636?Found these for cheap, thinking about getting them

They are definitely from the new factory, the Logan 636 was actually a brand new model after the transition. I had two pair (pic below), and liked them. Personally I think they are a little wider cut than the Stratford, Brighton and Logan 637.

One other thing...on that particular color you posted, don't let anyone tell you that is mesh on the toe because it is not. I have seen someone say that here before and it's just not true. It's a ballistic nylon and you won't rip through it.


Damn that was a fast answer! What about the sizing, I'm 9 on everything except for superstar adv that are 8.5. Should I get uk8.5/us9 ?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on June 13, 2016, 06:21:12 AM
Thanks Heritage and Tate!
Are these from the new factory?
Any feedback on the logan S 636?Found these for cheap, thinking about getting them

They are definitely from the new factory, the Logan 636 was actually a brand new model after the transition. I had two pair (pic below), and liked them. Personally I think they are a little wider cut than the Stratford, Brighton and Logan 637.

One other thing...on that particular color you posted, don't let anyone tell you that is mesh on the toe because it is not. I have seen someone say that here before and it's just not true. It's a ballistic nylon and you won't rip through it.

Damn that was a fast answer! What about the sizing, I'm 9 on everything except for superstar adv that are 8.5. Should I get uk8.5/us9 ?

Ha I'm posted up working from home today so no problem! Definitely stay true to your normal size.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 13, 2016, 07:10:32 AM
Ordered, thanks!

They have a 50% sale going on on Flatspot with half sizes on some NB# if anybody is interested

https://www.flatspot.com/collections/shoes/#f=Brand~vendor~eq~New+Balance+Numeric (https://www.flatspot.com/collections/shoes/#f=Brand~vendor~eq~New+Balance+Numeric)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on June 13, 2016, 08:29:52 AM
Ordered, thanks!

They have a 50% sale going on on Flatspot with half sizes on some NB# if anybody is interested

https://www.flatspot.com/collections/shoes/#f=Brand~vendor~eq~New+Balance+Numeric (https://www.flatspot.com/collections/shoes/#f=Brand~vendor~eq~New+Balance+Numeric)

I ordered some of flatspot in the beggining of this year when they were on sale too. Came out they were my wrong size, such a bummer. Keep in mind that their UK size is only a half size down than the US one. Their 8,5uk is a 9us 42,5eu 27cm. I ordered a 8uk like i usually do i'm nike, etc and i got it wrong.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 13, 2016, 08:31:14 AM
Ordered, thanks!

They have a 50% sale going on on Flatspot with half sizes on some NB# if anybody is interested

https://www.flatspot.com/collections/shoes/#f=Brand~vendor~eq~New+Balance+Numeric (https://www.flatspot.com/collections/shoes/#f=Brand~vendor~eq~New+Balance+Numeric)

I ordered some of flatspot in the beggining of this year when they were on sale too. Came out they were my wrong size, such a bummer. Keep in mind that their UK size is only a half size down than the US one. Their 8,5uk is a 9us 42,5eu 27cm. I ordered a 8uk like i usually do i'm nike, etc and i got it wrong.

Yeah I got a 8.5uk/9Us
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Hercules Rockefeller on June 13, 2016, 08:36:29 AM
it still baffles me that they aren`t really available on the european continent (yeah, not counting you great britain, go on with your brexit.)

we tried to get them at our shop, got told that they arent planning anything before fall 2017. major bummer.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 13, 2016, 09:08:02 AM
it still baffles me that they aren`t really available on the european continent (yeah, not counting you great britain, go on with your brexit.)

we tried to get them at our shop, got told that they arent planning anything before fall 2017. major bummer.
From what I've heard, in France and Spain they are coming around September/October. What shop are you working at?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on June 13, 2016, 09:30:05 AM
it still baffles me that they aren`t really available on the european continent (yeah, not counting you great britain, go on with your brexit.)

we tried to get them at our shop, got told that they arent planning anything before fall 2017. major bummer.
From what I've heard, in France and Spain they are coming around September/October. What shop are you working at?

They are already in Portugal too. Kate skateshop in Oporto has them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on June 13, 2016, 01:14:56 PM
it still baffles me that they aren`t really available on the european continent (yeah, not counting you great britain, go on with your brexit.)

we tried to get them at our shop, got told that they arent planning anything before fall 2017. major bummer.

Let me know what zone you're in and I'll let you know when we open that area up.  We have some shoes arriving for Fall 2016 into parts of Europe so hopefully you're in that area.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Hercules Rockefeller on June 13, 2016, 03:18:32 PM
it still baffles me that they aren`t really available on the european continent (yeah, not counting you great britain, go on with your brexit.)

we tried to get them at our shop, got told that they arent planning anything before fall 2017. major bummer.
Let me know what zone you're in and I'll let you know when we open that area up.  We have some shoes arriving for Fall 2016 into parts of Europe so hopefully you're in that area.

well, we are located in austria, my guess is we wont be in that area haha.. would be stoked if i was wrong though.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on June 14, 2016, 02:50:56 PM
it still baffles me that they aren`t really available on the european continent (yeah, not counting you great britain, go on with your brexit.)

we tried to get them at our shop, got told that they arent planning anything before fall 2017. major bummer.
Let me know what zone you're in and I'll let you know when we open that area up.¬  We have some shoes arriving for Fall 2016 into parts of Europe so hopefully you're in that area.

well, we are located in austria, my guess is we wont be in that area haha.. would be stoked if i was wrong though.

I know that we launch Germany and France for this coming Fall 2016 season, but I don't know off the top of my head about Austria being included in that.  Let me check! 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Hercules Rockefeller on June 16, 2016, 01:11:09 PM
it still baffles me that they aren`t really available on the european continent (yeah, not counting you great britain, go on with your brexit.)

we tried to get them at our shop, got told that they arent planning anything before fall 2017. major bummer.
Let me know what zone you're in and I'll let you know when we open that area up.�  We have some shoes arriving for Fall 2016 into parts of Europe so hopefully you're in that area.

well, we are located in austria, my guess is we wont be in that area haha.. would be stoked if i was wrong though.

I know that we launch Germany and France for this coming Fall 2016 season, but I don't know off the top of my head about Austria being included in that.  Let me check! 

we`re not that small of a shop, we might be interesting for you. if thats the case, feel free to PM me!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: McCly on June 16, 2016, 05:48:39 PM
I want some fratboy-gray Stratfords. Or on the new techy shoe that's about to come out.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ZEBRA on June 17, 2016, 01:24:52 AM
Anybody have a hard date on when the 868's are to be released??
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: christ0v on June 17, 2016, 05:53:52 AM
Yeah, contact Hercules Rockefeller. I would love to try some of those shoes
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 17, 2016, 11:33:43 AM
Anybody have a hard date on when the 868's are to be released??

"Soon" according to Tactics. They have a product page up on their site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vleEkFJPe4I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vleEkFJPe4I#)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Howie on June 17, 2016, 11:41:16 AM
it still baffles me that they aren`t really available on the european continent (yeah, not counting you great britain, go on with your brexit.)

we tried to get them at our shop, got told that they arent planning anything before fall 2017. major bummer.
Let me know what zone you're in and I'll let you know when we open that area up.�  We have some shoes arriving for Fall 2016 into parts of Europe so hopefully you're in that area.

well, we are located in austria, my guess is we wont be in that area haha.. would be stoked if i was wrong though.

I know that we launch Germany and France for this coming Fall 2016 season, but I don't know off the top of my head about Austria being included in that.  Let me check! 

Any news on Norway? I'd love to try some.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: McCly on June 17, 2016, 05:29:07 PM
I've been waiting on the 868s and Lakai Flacos. Tactics "coming soon" is killing me...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on June 17, 2016, 07:37:56 PM
I've been waiting on the 868s and Lakai Flacos. Tactics "coming soon" is killing me...
Gotta build that hype doe.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on June 18, 2016, 06:30:02 AM
New Balance "Epic TR". I would get those shoes in a blink of an eye if they werent some limited editions and expensive as fuck. Rothdigga, talk with your superiors to put this shoe in the skate line up at a more affordable price!! They would be huge it!

(http://friday.mk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nb-epic-tr-mundial-17-810x540.jpg)
(http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/NB-EPIC-TR-CITY-PACK-6-700x468.jpg)
(http://www.firmamentberlin.com/media/image/1a/84/ee/0256dd61ed5de82_600x600.jpg)


Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ZEBRA on June 18, 2016, 11:00:14 AM
Anybody have a hard date on when the 868's are to be released??

"Soon" according to Tactics. They have a product page up on their site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vleEkFJPe4I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vleEkFJPe4I#)

Soon is not a release date, Tate!!!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ZEBRA on June 18, 2016, 11:01:25 AM
New Balance "Epic TR". I would get those shoes in a blink of an eye if they werent some limited editions and expensive as fuck. Rothdigga, talk with your superiors to put this shoe in the skate line up at a more affordable price!! They would be huge it!



Wow, those are awesome looking!!! Soccer inspired??

Yeah, those would sell like crazy if they were in the skate line. Take some sales away from Adidas.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Julz on June 18, 2016, 12:13:55 PM
Would buy the burgundy/navy pair in a heartbeat if they we're affordable/accessible.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 18, 2016, 01:00:46 PM
Anybody have a hard date on when the 868's are to be released??

"Soon" according to Tactics. They have a product page up on their site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vleEkFJPe4I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vleEkFJPe4I#)

Soon is not a release date, Tate!!!

No idea when they release but they've been skating great, the past 2 weeks or so I have been skating them.

Will snag some pics of them, no rips or tears in the toe area and I do a lot of kickflips.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on June 18, 2016, 02:20:24 PM
TR Epic looks like a Busenitz without the stupid tongue... #it and WOULD
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 18, 2016, 09:33:52 PM
Been skating these NB #868 for about 2 weeks or so.

(http://i.imgur.com/74EPOOX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vXuEkzS.jpg?1)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on June 19, 2016, 12:12:31 AM
Been skating these NB #868 for about 2 weeks or so.

They're just so. Damn. Beautiful.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ZEBRA on June 19, 2016, 09:13:43 PM
Been skating these NB #868 for about 2 weeks or so.

(http://i.imgur.com/74EPOOX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vXuEkzS.jpg?1)

Wow, those look awesome! Thanks for the pics. Really want a pair.

They're supposedly going to retail for $110??
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 19, 2016, 09:15:23 PM
^
Yeah, I think Tactics list them for $110.

http://www.tactics.com/new-balance/868-skate-shoes/grey-black (http://www.tactics.com/new-balance/868-skate-shoes/grey-black)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: thomas kook on June 20, 2016, 08:16:27 AM
i love the look of these shoes and the team is tight. after watching tom knox's vase part, i instantly got me a pair of these black suede low ones when i was visiting family in the us. they were awesome but it sucked having to find out they're not available in belgium or the netherlands. 2017 it is then
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 09, 2016, 11:15:20 PM
Skated these 868 samples for about a month now, surpsied they haven't ripped from the amount of kickflips I do. Didn't rip the laces too.

They skated great and durable, still a lot of life left. But probably going to be done skating them, tired of skating and looking at the same shoe for a while.

(http://i.imgur.com/XcEMu2K.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/cX0c218.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/mq0zmIc.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/HFoBGbY.jpg?2)
(http://i.imgur.com/C1IhUul.jpg?2)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Adam Carolla on July 10, 2016, 03:47:10 PM
this bubblegum fag is a spoiled pillow princess slipper bitch
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ZEBRA on July 10, 2016, 10:09:10 PM
this bubblegum fag is a spoiled pillow princess slipper bitch

What does envy/jealousy/a stick up your ass feel like?? Or taste like, for that matter??

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on July 11, 2016, 10:38:10 AM
this bubblegum fag is a spoiled pillow princess slipper bitch

spoiled pillow

shotty band name
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 13, 2016, 08:34:48 PM
Deciced to skate these NB# 598's! Toe cap looks good on the eye.

These are the second pair I skated, both samples. Both were durable. Liking those black/gum combo better.

(http://i.imgur.com/srpZBaK.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on July 14, 2016, 12:52:36 AM
I've never been more hyped for a skate shoe than am I for these (the black one Tate has)



(http://www.rippedlaces.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/868-Overview.jpg)

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 14, 2016, 01:05:34 AM
Asked this before but are those grey joints all synth?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on July 14, 2016, 06:47:43 AM
I've never been more hyped for a skate shoe than am I for these (the black one Tate has)



(http://www.rippedlaces.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/868-Overview.jpg)



Weartested the grey ones in february and they are some of my fav. skate shoes ever. COME OUT ALREADY!!!

Side note: has anyone skated the allstons?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on July 14, 2016, 09:02:23 AM
Deciced to skate these NB# 598's! Toe cap looks good on the eye.

These are the second pair I skated, both samples. Both were durable. Liking those black/gum combo better.


These look so good.  How are they compared to the PJ 533?  More flexible?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 14, 2016, 12:12:27 PM
Deciced to skate these NB# 598's! Toe cap looks good on the eye.

These are the second pair I skated, both samples. Both were durable. Liking those black/gum combo better.


These look so good.  How are they compared to the PJ 533?  More flexible?

I think they are for sure more flexible, maybe the rubber on the sole they use? I usually microwave the 533's to break them in. I didn't have to do with this model, straight to feet.

It felt great out the box!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on July 14, 2016, 03:08:42 PM
I think they are for sure more flexible, maybe the rubber on the sole they use? I usually microwave the 533's to break them in. I didn't have to do with this model, straight to feet.

It felt great out the box!

Oh cool thanks!  How long do you nuke the 533?  I've never thought of that and always thought they broke in a little slow.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Xen on July 25, 2016, 10:54:43 PM
How about an Ishod twin tail full,  low pro II slick?  :)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 25, 2016, 11:49:07 PM
I think they are for sure more flexible, maybe the rubber on the sole they use? I usually microwave the 533's to break them in. I didn't have to do with this model, straight to feet.

It felt great out the box!

Oh cool thanks!  How long do you nuke the 533?  I've never thought of that and always thought they broke in a little slow.

Longest I skated a pair is about a month and a half, that's long for me. Since I like to switch out shoes one I feel they are "done".
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on July 27, 2016, 04:51:32 AM
what happens when you don't send back your shoes from your weartest
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on July 27, 2016, 06:46:16 AM
what happens when you don't send back your shoes from your weartest

I'm guessing they stop sending you shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on August 12, 2016, 06:24:34 PM
New Fall line out now, great great look

598
(http://exoshop.com/files/products/0/1/6/3/3/3/0/new-balance-numeric-598-black-suede-3.jpg)

Arto 358
(http://exoshop.com/files/products/0/1/6/3/3/2/7/new-balance-numeric-arto-358-black-gum-suede-3.jpg)

868
(http://exoshop.com/files/products/0/1/6/3/3/3/1/new-balance-numeric-868-majestic-black-suede-3.jpg)


The Arto changed with 2 metal lace loops up top and better colors
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 12, 2016, 10:02:48 PM
New Fall line out now, great great look


868



These are (http://supahfans.com/sitebuilder/images/Truth_by_Townie_News-261x255.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 17, 2016, 02:19:49 PM
PJ Ladd 533 Q316 Commercial on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/179234851)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: 20matar on August 17, 2016, 03:17:21 PM
NB# is the one brand whose shoes I'll buy for full retail should I ever find them. I like all of the designs I see.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on August 18, 2016, 12:55:55 PM
tate plz tell them to make brighton hi again thanks
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 18, 2016, 09:12:08 PM
tate plz tell them to make brighton hi again thanks

I'll inquire within the head guys over there, seems like a popular mid top vulc.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on August 18, 2016, 09:33:26 PM
tate plz tell them to make brighton hi again thanks

I'll inquire within the head guys over there, seems like a popular mid top vulc.
Don't make the originals make them with proper grip and NB tech
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 28, 2016, 08:16:01 PM
Done skating the eS accel slim, going to go back to the 533 and skate these smurf-like color samples.

(http://i.imgur.com/o8t0fbel.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DCLOVE on August 29, 2016, 05:11:35 PM
How are the 212 pro courts? Sizing wise and just overall. Ccs has them cheap and I've always heard good things about nb#
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jayrolla420 on August 29, 2016, 05:49:21 PM
How are the 212 pro courts? Sizing wise and just overall. Ccs has them cheap and I've always heard good things about nb#
I'd say true to size.  I bought em 1/2 size up cause you have to on the PJs and they are a little big.  Always check the tactics site reviews before purchasing, had some good advice re: sizing on there.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on August 29, 2016, 06:01:58 PM
How are the 212 pro courts? Sizing wise and just overall. Ccs has them cheap and I've always heard good things about nb#
Ordering shoes is a suckers game
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DCLOVE on August 30, 2016, 08:38:26 AM
How are the 212 pro courts? Sizing wise and just overall. Ccs has them cheap and I've always heard good things about nb#
Ordering shoes is a suckers game

I was planning on stopping by active to try them and a few other pairs on as it is.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: clemsausage on August 31, 2016, 12:01:00 PM
longtime loyal adidas dude. needed some shoes and didn't like anything adidas had out right now, so I got some of the stratfords. they're pretty sick but I should have half-sized up.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 31, 2016, 01:23:55 PM
longtime loyal adidas dude. needed some shoes and didn't like anything adidas had out right now, so I got some of the stratfords. they're pretty sick but I should have half-sized up.

Yeah, the samples one I am skating now pinch my toe area. Usually retail ones fit me ok, tight at first. But once you break/skate them in, they will stretch out. Especially in the front part of the shoe.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jpmulls on August 31, 2016, 09:38:02 PM
Yeah, the samples one I am skating now pinch my toe area. Usually retail ones fit me ok, tight at first. But once you break/skate them in, they will stretch out. Especially in the front part of the shoe.

Same with the samples I got. I can't jump down a 4 stair without my toes hurting.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on September 01, 2016, 09:54:37 AM
How are the 212 pro courts? Sizing wise and just overall. Ccs has them cheap and I've always heard good things about nb#
Ordering shoes is a suckers game will likely save your wallet so you can save your money for larger things, such as a house, a retirement plan, or a motorcycle.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: clemsausage on September 01, 2016, 10:24:07 AM
longtime loyal adidas dude. needed some shoes and didn't like anything adidas had out right now, so I got some of the stratfords. they're pretty sick but I should have half-sized up.

Yeah, the samples one I am skating now pinch my toe area. Usually retail ones fit me ok, tight at first. But once you break/skate them in, they will stretch out. Especially in the front part of the shoe.

Word, well I just impulse bought a second pair. This time the logans, mainly because I found the grey/orange colorway I've been looking for for $45 shipped on ebay. ended up ordering a 9.5 this time around.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on September 01, 2016, 08:51:44 PM
Two heavy sessions in(photo taken before hand) and I'm loving the 868s. Gonna have to go back and forth between 868 and the 533.

(https://instagram.fphl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/14099843_283068775411006_2140104253_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on September 02, 2016, 05:20:29 AM
Tate - I like that blue/smurf color of your 533 samples. Wonder if that color will make it to retail.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on September 02, 2016, 06:05:50 AM
longtime loyal adidas dude. needed some shoes and didn't like anything adidas had out right now, so I got some of the stratfords. they're pretty sick but I should have half-sized up.

Yeah, the samples one I am skating now pinch my toe area. Usually retail ones fit me ok, tight at first. But once you break/skate them in, they will stretch out. Especially in the front part of the shoe.

Word, well I just impulse bought a second pair. This time the logans, mainly because I found the grey/orange colorway I've been looking for for $45 shipped on ebay. ended up ordering a 9.5 this time around.
Tell me if it fits better, I'm a 9 and ordered some Logan 636 and they are a tiny bit small. I wonder if it should have been better to get 9.5
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 02, 2016, 10:49:42 AM
Tate - I like that blue/smurf color of your 533 samples. Wonder if that color will make it to retail.

Not sure, maybe later on down the line. The suede is soft!

But the fit is messed up, fits me too tight. If it doesn't stretch out soon, I might skate another 533, my pinky toes get pinched. I have to take them off once in a while so my feet don't hurt..
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on September 03, 2016, 06:06:30 AM
Two heavy sessions in(photo taken before hand) and I'm loving the 868s. Gonna have to go back and forth between 868 and the 533.



can't wait to skate mine next!

such a comfortable shoe just walking around in them...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Jake From State Farm on September 04, 2016, 01:17:23 PM
any reviews on the Logan 636 as far as sizing goes? I'm a 10 in all things Nike if that helps.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on September 04, 2016, 01:59:16 PM
any reviews on the Logan 636 as far as sizing goes? I'm a 10 in all things Nike if that helps.
I'm a 9 on all things Nike, and bought a 9, they are kinda smaller than Nikes and feel tight but nothing too bad. Maybe taking a 9.5 would have been better, I don't know.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 04, 2016, 09:40:43 PM
Jack Curtin 212 Signature Colourway on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/181236052)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: clemsausage on September 06, 2016, 10:10:51 AM
longtime loyal adidas dude. needed some shoes and didn't like anything adidas had out right now, so I got some of the stratfords. they're pretty sick but I should have half-sized up.

Yeah, the samples one I am skating now pinch my toe area. Usually retail ones fit me ok, tight at first. But once you break/skate them in, they will stretch out. Especially in the front part of the shoe.

Word, well I just impulse bought a second pair. This time the logans, mainly because I found the grey/orange colorway I've been looking for for $45 shipped on ebay. ended up ordering a 9.5 this time around.
Tell me if it fits better, I'm a 9 and ordered some Logan 636 and they are a tiny bit small. I wonder if it should have been better to get 9.5

So I skated in my stratfords all weekend and Tate was right, they're starting to stretch out a little bit more and are feeling really good aside from a little pinch in my left shoe around the pinky toe area, but I feel like they're going to be perfect by the end of next weekend.

9.5 Logan's came in and fit perfect tho haha, so I may have jumped the gun too quick on ordering a half size up. I'm going to keep skating the stratfords tho and just wear the logans to work and hold off on skating them. Hopefully they don't break in too much to the point where they feel loose. But seeing as the heel leans in pretty far I don't think that will be an issue.

Trial and error I guess, I'm just so psyched I found both of the colorways of both shoes I had been looking for for under $50 on ebay. I can't justify paying $80+ for shoes anymore.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shitdick22 on September 11, 2016, 06:32:52 PM
Skated 2 pairs of stratford with fps back to back.  I gotta say my feet love me for it but one things thats been bumming me out is that my the bottom of my pants keep getting ripped. I wear baggy ass pants all the time but I've never had this happen ever. Maybe i'm just an idiot and do too many heelflips but idk, anyone else have this problem? Tate?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 11, 2016, 07:57:01 PM
Skated 2 pairs of stratford with fps back to back.  I gotta say my feet love me for it but one things thats been bumming me out is that my the bottom of my pants keep getting ripped. I wear baggy ass pants all the time but I've never had this happen ever. Maybe i'm just an idiot and do too many heelflips but idk, anyone else have this problem? Tate?

I have only ripped the mesh part of the heel, then all the foam comes out. Very annoying, never had my pants rip there before, not really a heelflip guy.

I do them once in a while (more switch/nollie than regular), but not enough to have them fray/rip the pants like you have mentioned.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on September 13, 2016, 09:33:21 AM
still haven't sent back my stratfords that i put on once. will new balance sue me if i put them on joesjunk
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 15, 2016, 11:37:28 PM
still haven't sent back my stratfords that i put on once. will new balance sue me if i put them on joesjunk
Will I find it in a mystery box?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on September 16, 2016, 12:53:01 AM
Deciced to skate these NB# 598's! Toe cap looks good on the eye.

These are the second pair I skated, both samples. Both were durable. Liking those black/gum combo better.

(http://i.imgur.com/srpZBaK.jpg)

598's look good.  How is the sizing/fit compared to the 533's?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Doughboy on September 16, 2016, 07:01:51 AM
For me the 598's sizing/fit feels about the same as the 533's. I go the same size in both styles.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on September 16, 2016, 10:26:09 AM
still haven't sent back my stratfords that i put on once. will new balance sue me if i put them on joesjunk
Will I find it in a mystery box?

probably the only way to do it...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 16, 2016, 12:02:44 PM
Deciced to skate these NB# 598's! Toe cap looks good on the eye.

These are the second pair I skated, both samples. Both were durable. Liking those black/gum combo better.


598's look good.  How is the sizing/fit compared to the 533's?

I've only skated samples pairs in the 588, like 3 of them.

I believe I got them all in a size 9. As well as the 533. Both have pretty much the same toe area/shape. Should go with same size in both. If it's suede, they will for sure stretch out, eventually.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 16, 2016, 02:36:34 PM
still haven't sent back my stratfords that i put on once. will new balance sue me if i put them on joesjunk
Will I find it in a mystery box?

probably the only way to do it...
Alright you'll know when I ordered  ;)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on September 16, 2016, 09:33:51 PM
Ive skated Adidas for years, but am giving the Arto 358s a whirl. I'm really liking them and though I should have gone a half size up, they're stretching out to be perfect.

Not a fan of most of the NB models, but if they keep making 358s with mesh, i'll keep buying them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on September 17, 2016, 01:18:11 PM
Deciced to skate these NB# 598's! Toe cap looks good on the eye.

These are the second pair I skated, both samples. Both were durable. Liking those black/gum combo better.


598's look good.  How is the sizing/fit compared to the 533's?

I've only skated samples pairs in the 588, like 3 of them.

I believe I got them all in a size 9. As well as the 533. Both have pretty much the same toe area/shape. Should go with same size in both. If it's suede, they will for sure stretch out, eventually.

Excellent!  Thank you.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on September 20, 2016, 05:05:40 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/Capture_zpsaj94skn3.png)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on September 23, 2016, 08:10:57 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/12865_69273_zpsastvtrc0.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/12863_74799_zps2xnnjsyp.jpg)
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Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 26, 2016, 09:54:53 PM
Thanks to NB# for the goods!

Going to give some pairs to homies to try out some NB#'s that haven't had a chance to skate a pair yet.

 :)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/qyzlth.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 27, 2016, 08:24:16 PM
Ended up just skating some Elvis inspired "Blue Suede" 533's.

(http://i68.tinypic.com/357qzyc.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: clemsausage on September 30, 2016, 09:51:51 AM
what's your relationship with New Balance Tate?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 30, 2016, 12:53:07 PM
what's your relationship with New Balance Tate?

Fortunate to know one of the guys that run the NB# program, and one of the shoe designers.

Send me sample/retail shoes to skate for feedback, etc..

I only skate cupsole, so pretty much skated all their cup models, especially my fav, the 533! Holds up well and takes a while for me to the rip the toe box, since I do a shit ton of kickflip.

If you have question for their cupsoles, let me know.  :)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on October 05, 2016, 11:07:38 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nb1_zpszgnczf8o.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nb2_zpsivcfyw2c.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nb3_zpsag9z2yfi.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nb4_zpssf6pj8uj.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nb5_zps5fmglkyg.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nb6_zpsnu7gip0m.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nb7_zpsib6vjjio.png)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Fongstarr. on October 05, 2016, 01:28:25 PM
what's your relationship with New Balance Tate?

Fortunate to know one of the guys that run the NB# program, and one of the shoe designers.

Send me sample/retail shoes to skate for feedback, etc..

I only skate cupsole, so pretty much skated all their cup models, especially my fav, the 533! Holds up well and takes a while for me to the rip the toe box, since I do a shit ton of kickflip.

If you have question for their cupsoles, let me know.  :)

Is the designer here in the Bay or they based somewhere else?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on October 05, 2016, 01:37:09 PM
what's your relationship with New Balance Tate?

Fortunate to know one of the guys that run the NB# program, and one of the shoe designers.

Send me sample/retail shoes to skate for feedback, etc..

I only skate cupsole, so pretty much skated all their cup models, especially my fav, the 533! Holds up well and takes a while for me to the rip the toe box, since I do a shit ton of kickflip.

If you have question for their cupsoles, let me know.  :)

Is the designer here in the Bay or they based somewhere else?

Isnt it minigreek?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 05, 2016, 01:46:45 PM
what's your relationship with New Balance Tate?

Fortunate to know one of the guys that run the NB# program, and one of the shoe designers.

Send me sample/retail shoes to skate for feedback, etc..

I only skate cupsole, so pretty much skated all their cup models, especially my fav, the 533! Holds up well and takes a while for me to the rip the toe box, since I do a shit ton of kickflip.

If you have question for their cupsoles, let me know.  :)

Is the designer here in the Bay or they based somewhere else?

Isnt it minigreek?

Yeah.

what's your relationship with New Balance Tate?

Fortunate to know one of the guys that run the NB# program, and one of the shoe designers.

Send me sample/retail shoes to skate for feedback, etc..

I only skate cupsole, so pretty much skated all their cup models, especially my fav, the 533! Holds up well and takes a while for me to the rip the toe box, since I do a shit ton of kickflip.

If you have question for their cupsoles, let me know.  :)

Is the designer here in the Bay or they based somewhere else?

NB# is in Long Beach.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: OldManSkate on October 06, 2016, 09:55:09 AM
How do 533's fit? I've heard a bunch of different answers like size up .5 and some say size up by 1...are they really that narrow? I prefer something that fits like Project BAs since I have wide feet.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 06, 2016, 12:52:24 PM
How do 533's fit? I've heard a bunch of different answers like size up .5 and some say size up by 1...are they really that narrow? I prefer something that fits like Project BAs since I have wide feet.

If you have wide feet, you have to go .5 or full size up. Sometimes the size 9 is tight, but will stretch out as you break them in.

Gotta go up .5 or up 1 if you have wide feet, since the toe box shape/area is narrow.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: art hellman on October 06, 2016, 02:28:12 PM
I go with my usual size in the 533...but yea, I like my shoes snug, so I could see how someone would like to go .5 size up. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on October 06, 2016, 02:50:14 PM
How do 533's fit? I've heard a bunch of different answers like size up .5 and some say size up by 1...are they really that narrow? I prefer something that fits like Project BAs since I have wide feet.

If you have wide feet, you have to go .5 or full size up. Sometimes the size 9 is tight, but will stretch out as you break them in.

Gotta go up .5 or up 1 if you have wide feet, since the toe box shape/area is narrow.
Hey Tate, start pressing NB# for a wide model shoe. They lied to me

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heckler on October 06, 2016, 03:02:50 PM
I skated the 533s before they became the PJ shoe... any chance the sole softened up a little bit in those changes?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on October 06, 2016, 05:54:27 PM
I go with my usual size in the 533...but yea, I like my shoes snug, so I could see how someone would like to go .5 size up.  

This. I don't size up at all for the 533.

That said, I can't even skate the 533 anymore bc I don't like the way it fits. To me they actually feel too wide. Which contradicts a lot of information in this thread. There is some negative space/slop around the midfoot. I wrench down the laces, and the suede ripples.  I like shoes really snug and close to my foot. The Logan 637 and the Allston 617 are the only two NB# shoes I can/do skate because of the fit. The Logan 637 is super ugly but it's always been my favorite in the entire NB# catalog. I wonder how long they'll be able to produce it bc I am sure it doesn't sell very well at it's price.

The Allston is just a beautifully made skate shoe. Not to go all shoe geeky, but NB# put a lot of thought into it. I'll skate the shit out of it as long as NB makes it.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: sports on October 06, 2016, 06:45:22 PM
I skated the 533s before they became the PJ shoe... any chance the sole softened up a little bit in those changes?

It got slightly softer / more flexible, but not by a huge amount. The cupsole mold they put on the 598 and new allston models is much more flexible in the forefoot without getting floppy or anything. A nice balance if the 533 wasn't enough boardfeel for ya. Sole on the logan seems to be the stiffest in my experience.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Willie on October 06, 2016, 06:55:45 PM
What are the top 3 NB models as far as sole (heel esp.) cushioning goes? 868 on top?

Do they all have removable insoles as well?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jpmulls on October 06, 2016, 09:05:36 PM
Got a question for those who take part in the weartest program. Do you get bombarded with emails about your test being over? I sent my pair back about a month ago, but I get an email everyday about the test being over and I'm worried my shoes didn't make it to the right location.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on October 07, 2016, 01:28:36 AM
What are the top 3 NB models as far as sole (heel esp.) cushioning goes? 868 on top?

Do they all have removable insoles as well?

well i only had one pair of the NB# so far- the 868 and i can tell you that the cushioning is top level. i used to skate thin/ vulc shoes a lot and after that i had a couple pairs of the DC mike mo shoes that i thought were super cushy......now wearing the mike mos after skating the NB 868 they feel like thin vulc shoes you can skate right out the box  :D

the sole of the 868 is thinner towards the toe, but still really stable and you do have the 3 piece cushioning on the heel plus a removable insole that i wanna say is pretty alright. i skated my 868 for a month twice a week for up to 4 hours of flip tricks per session and they look broken in by now. i just wanna skate new shoes cause i need some change looking down, but the 868s will be skated for at least another month soon.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Berky on October 07, 2016, 10:38:28 PM
Got a question for those who take part in the weartest program. Do you get bombarded with emails about your test being over? I sent my pair back about a month ago, but I get an email everyday about the test being over and I'm worried my shoes didn't make it to the right location.
yeah i sent them an email back and they said ignore it if you sent the shoes back.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 07, 2016, 11:33:40 PM
How do 533's fit? I've heard a bunch of different answers like size up .5 and some say size up by 1...are they really that narrow? I prefer something that fits like Project BAs since I have wide feet.

If you have wide feet, you have to go .5 or full size up. Sometimes the size 9 is tight, but will stretch out as you break them in.

Gotta go up .5 or up 1 if you have wide feet, since the toe box shape/area is narrow.
Hey Tate, start pressing NB# for a wide model shoe. They lied to me



They should make a model for the wide-footers or maybe offer one current top-selling model in wide.

I don't think they will or any other shoe companies will either, anytime soon. Probably not cost-effective since the demand for wide SKATE shoes aren't that big.

Nike, Adidas, Vans don't have wide shoes either. They can all just make medium (regular) width sizing, if you need a wider shoe, you can just size up.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on October 08, 2016, 12:24:10 AM
How do 533's fit? I've heard a bunch of different answers like size up .5 and some say size up by 1...are they really that narrow? I prefer something that fits like Project BAs since I have wide feet.

If you have wide feet, you have to go .5 or full size up. Sometimes the size 9 is tight, but will stretch out as you break them in.

Gotta go up .5 or up 1 if you have wide feet, since the toe box shape/area is narrow.
Hey Tate, start pressing NB# for a wide model shoe. They lied to me



They should make a model for the wide-footers or maybe offer one current top-selling model in wide.

I don't think they will or any other shoe companies will either, anytime soon. Probably not cost-effective since the demand for wide SKATE shoes aren't that big.

Nike, Adidas, Vans don't have wide shoes either
That's my point, no one does a wide skate shoe. New Balance has wide shoes across the board, tennis, baseball, soccer, running, trainers, FUCKING EVERYTHING EXCEPT SKATEBOARDING!

Vans and Emerica have done wide models, Rowley X and Fat Laced come to mind.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on October 08, 2016, 04:17:29 PM
How do 533's fit? I've heard a bunch of different answers like size up .5 and some say size up by 1...are they really that narrow? I prefer something that fits like Project BAs since I have wide feet.

If you have wide feet, you have to go .5 or full size up. Sometimes the size 9 is tight, but will stretch out as you break them in.

Gotta go up .5 or up 1 if you have wide feet, since the toe box shape/area is narrow.
Hey Tate, start pressing NB# for a wide model shoe. They lied to me



They should make a model for the wide-footers or maybe offer one current top-selling model in wide.

I don't think they will or any other shoe companies will either, anytime soon. Probably not cost-effective since the demand for wide SKATE shoes aren't that big.

Nike, Adidas, Vans don't have wide shoes either
That's my point, no one does a wide skate shoe. New Balance has wide shoes across the board, tennis, baseball, soccer, running, trainers, FUCKING EVERYTHING EXCEPT SKATEBOARDING!

Vans and Emerica have done wide models, Rowley X and Fat Laced come to mind.



Welllll DC do, but like... Help yourself, I won't be buying them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on October 12, 2016, 10:55:10 AM
Tate - did NB discontinue the Allston (617) and both Logans (636, 637)? They took them off their website. Bummer if so, those are the only NB models I've been skating.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 12, 2016, 11:57:11 AM
Tate - did NB discontinue the Allston (617) and both Logans (636, 637)? They took them off their website. Bummer if so, those are the only NB models I've been skating.

I think there is supposed to be a new 617? Can't confirm that. But I think no more Logan, I think that shoe was part of their initial launch, I don't recall it seeing in a latest catalog.s
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on October 12, 2016, 01:02:56 PM
Tate - did NB discontinue the Allston (617) and both Logans (636, 637)? They took them off their website. Bummer if so, those are the only NB models I've been skating.

I think there is supposed to be a new 617? Can't confirm that. But I think no more Logan, I think that shoe was part of their initial launch, I don't recall it seeing in a latest catalog.s

Yeah, both Logan's were in the last couple catalogs. I just did a quick chat with a NB.com rep online and they said they've scrapped the Logan and Allston shoes. Also they will be selling NB# direct from their website in 2017.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 12, 2016, 08:58:58 PM
Tate - did NB discontinue the Allston (617) and both Logans (636, 637)? They took them off their website. Bummer if so, those are the only NB models I've been skating.

I think there is supposed to be a new 617? Can't confirm that. But I think no more Logan, I think that shoe was part of their initial launch, I don't recall it seeing in a latest catalog.s

Yeah, both Logan's were in the last couple catalogs. I just did a quick chat with a NB.com rep online and they said they've scrapped the Logan and Allston shoes. Also they will be selling NB# direct from their website in 2017.

Maybe the Allston has been replaced by the 288 model? I have a sample pair, looks sort of like the Allston. I'll snag a pic in a bit.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 13, 2016, 08:34:22 PM
Here is that 288 model for 2017.

(http://i.imgur.com/6ixObYwl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: sports on October 14, 2016, 07:46:09 AM
as soon as they came out with these, I was thinking they should make a skate version.
(http://kicksdeals.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/new-balance-288-grey-gum-1-700x400.jpg)
looks like they were thinking the same thing.

It may be Tate's angle in the pic, but I prefer how the non skate version looks way more than the one piece toe on the skate model
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on October 14, 2016, 05:23:02 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rs4IRREKVL_zps6oup9tri.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on October 14, 2016, 06:05:37 PM
Here is that 288 model for 2017.

http://i.imgur.com/6ixObYwl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/6ixObYwl.jpg)

That's a nice looking shoe.

And it's crazy, after that NB.com chat representative told me they scrapped the Allston, I now see it back up on the Numeric site.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 14, 2016, 08:46:23 PM
Here is that 288 model for 2017.

http://i.imgur.com/6ixObYwl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/6ixObYwl.jpg)

That's a nice looking shoe.

And it's crazy, after that NB.com chat representative told me they scrapped the Allston, I now see it back up on the Numeric site.

Maybe they scrapped it for 2017?

Like you said, you can buy off the NB site now.

http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/?ICID=NAVSHOP_NM_NAV_5181 (http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/?ICID=NAVSHOP_NM_NAV_5181)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cthulhu! on October 15, 2016, 12:47:14 PM
No more Logans is very upsetting
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on October 15, 2016, 12:59:07 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nm344brg_nb_30_i_zpsjfj6hgfg.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nm868cms_nb_30_i_zps1x2o397j.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on October 15, 2016, 02:24:40 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rs4IRREKVL_zps6oup9tri.jpg)
So much sex. I fucking love the 358's. I bought two pair's of the white and blue ones when they came out. That Arto has a keen eye.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on October 17, 2016, 11:39:12 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rs4IRREKVL_zps6oup9tri.jpg)
So much sex. I fucking love the 358's. I bought two pair's of the white and blue ones when they came out. That Arto has a keen eye.

this was one of the sample pairs i got from that NB weartest program. along with those brown/gum brighton's on the previous page. looked awesome in the box and like shit on my foot. could have stepped in dog poop in them and it would have made no difference, they were like poop.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 17, 2016, 12:46:09 PM

So much sex. I fucking love the 358's. I bought two pair's of the white and blue ones when they came out. That Arto has a keen eye.

this was one of the sample pairs i got from that NB weartest program. along with those brown/gum brighton's on the previous page. looked awesome in the box and like shit on my foot. could have stepped in dog poop in them and it would have made no difference, they were like poop.

Looks like some synthetic type of material on it, like on the Logan models.

Not a fan of that materials, stiff as hell and never breaks in.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on October 17, 2016, 08:22:37 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rs4IRREKVL_zps6oup9tri.jpg)
So much sex. I fucking love the 358's. I bought two pair's of the white and blue ones when they came out. That Arto has a keen eye.

this was one of the sample pairs i got from that NB weartest program. along with those brown/gum brighton's on the previous page. looked awesome in the box and like shit on my foot. could have stepped in dog poop in them and it would have made no difference, they were like poop.
I absolutely love the way they look on my feet. My friends tend to tell me I like ugly things though.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 17, 2016, 08:50:56 PM
look dope/ am frothing
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on October 18, 2016, 04:42:38 AM
-NB# 538-
So much sex. I fucking love the 358's. I bought two pair's of the white and blue ones when they came out. That Arto has a keen eye.

this was one of the sample pairs i got from that NB weartest program. along with those brown/gum brighton's on the previous page. looked awesome in the box and like shit on my foot. could have stepped in dog poop in them and it would have made no difference, they were like poop.
I absolutely love the way they look on my feet. My friends tend to tell me I like ugly things though.

that white/blue colorway was pretty neat actually, saw some kid skating them in SD all trashed and they looked kinda cool. these ones suck eggs tho.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Donkey Lips on October 19, 2016, 08:28:26 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/nm344brg_nb_30_i_zpsjfj6hgfg.jpg)

This is the stiffest shoe I've ever worn in my life. The upper on the 344 is awful. The Artos broke in fine so I have no idea what Tate is bitching about.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 19, 2016, 11:52:31 AM
-344brg_nb-

This is the stiffest shoe I've ever worn in my life. The upper on the 344 is awful. The Artos broke in fine so I have no idea what Tate is bitching about.

Talking about the Arto 358 in that brown color and the materials they used, appears to be the same they used to use on the old Logan 637. Which felt super stiff when skating/wearing them.

Didn't say anything about suede upper material Arto shoes.

(http://images.solecollector.com/complex/image/upload/a2hsosz6mmpywug0ojxh.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Donkey Lips on October 19, 2016, 01:11:19 PM
That's great. And I stick to my stance of "they break in just fine" you wiener.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 19, 2016, 08:25:56 PM
Wasn't supposed to post photos of the shoe, so i'll post a pic of the tongue.

Been testing out the V.2 of the 533 for about a month now. Skates great, can't get into the details on the shoe, other than it has hidden shoe lacing system.

V.2 is way better than the first iteration. No idea of release date.

(http://i.imgur.com/m1VM5YRl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jayrolla420 on October 19, 2016, 08:51:19 PM
Wasn't supposed to post photos of the shoe, so i'll post a pic of the tongue.

Been testing out the V.2 of the 533 for about a month now. Skates great, can't get into the details on the shoe, other than it has hidden shoe lacing system.

V.2 is way better than the first iteration. No idea of release date.


what a tease.  Can't wait for the V1s to all go on sale.

Laces actually last crazy long for me on the 533.  I lace em tight as footballs though so they sink in a bit.  Insanely durable shoe.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on October 21, 2016, 10:06:09 AM
V.2 is way better than the first iteration.

Oh this is exciting!  Way better?  Wow, maybe a bit more flexible?  I realize you can't share much, but maybe at least how it fits compared compared to the first?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on October 21, 2016, 10:25:15 AM
Anyone in UK/Europe know of any good online shops for NB#?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on October 21, 2016, 11:25:26 AM
V.2 is way better than the first iteration.

Oh this is exciting!  Way better?  Wow, maybe a bit more flexible?  I realize you can't share much, but maybe at least how it fits compared compared to the first?

Yup, more flexible. More support in the heel area also, compared to the first version.

Toe and sole pretty much remains the same, which is good. But the shoe adds more durability and support. Skated them for about and no blow out in laces, toe area...

The fit is a sample shoe in a 9.5. Between these and the first version, I was a 9 and 9.5. It really depended on the shoe material on it.

I had some leather/synthetic 533 in a size 9 and didn't fit well, I had some in suede and it fit and stretched better.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: wuust on October 21, 2016, 02:01:37 PM
Anyone in UK/Europe know of any good online shops for NB#?
slam city
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on October 21, 2016, 03:10:01 PM
Anyone in UK/Europe know of any good online shops for NB#?
slam city
Good looking out, thanks.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: FakieFlipCG on November 05, 2016, 04:34:16 PM
Wasn't supposed to post photos of the shoe, so i'll post a pic of the tongue.

Been testing out the V.2 of the 533 for about a month now. Skates great, can't get into the details on the shoe, other than it has hidden shoe lacing system.

V.2 is way better than the first iteration. No idea of release date.

what a tease.  Can't wait for the V1s to all go on sale.

Laces actually last crazy long for me on the 533.  I lace em tight as footballs though so they sink in a bit.  Insanely durable shoe.

Fucking pumped for this!  I'm skating the 533s now and they're the best shoe I've skated in years.  Like said many times before, the only problem with them is how stiff they are in the longer-than-most break-in period, so more flexibility will make this shoe a 11/10.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on November 05, 2016, 07:34:19 PM
Wasn't supposed to post photos of the shoe, so i'll post a pic of the tongue.

Been testing out the V.2 of the 533 for about a month now. Skates great, can't get into the details on the shoe, other than it has hidden shoe lacing system.

V.2 is way better than the first iteration. No idea of release date.

what a tease.  Can't wait for the V1s to all go on sale.

Laces actually last crazy long for me on the 533.  I lace em tight as footballs though so they sink in a bit.  Insanely durable shoe.

Fucking pumped for this!  I'm skating the 533s now and they're the best shoe I've skated in years.  Like said many times before, the only problem with them is how stiff they are in the longer-than-most break-in period, so more flexibility will make this shoe a 11/10.

Yes, especially the toe box area, the 533 model in the toe area felt like bricks when you first get them in.

But right out of the box, the v.2 is more flexible and supportive. The durability is there still. Finally got a hole in the toe after skating them for month and a half +.

Still skating them now, might put them to rest soon and go try out a 598 again.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: wuust on November 06, 2016, 08:34:21 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rs4IRREKVL_zps6oup9tri.jpg)
So much sex. I fucking love the 358's. I bought two pair's of the white and blue ones when they came out. That Arto has a keen eye.
was looking at some old arto/tempster footy and noticed both wearing templeton 1 8' white/gym. How about a throwback colorway? anyone good with PS?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on November 06, 2016, 10:29:10 AM
Anyone in UK/Europe know of any good online shops for NB#?
slam city
Good looking out, thanks.

Try out Note, they have free delivery. I'd rate them above flatspot and slam.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on November 06, 2016, 01:38:09 PM
Anyone in UK/Europe know of any good online shops for NB#?
slam city
Good looking out, thanks.

Try out Note, they have free delivery. I'd rate them above flatspot and slam.

Good looking out birdplops, they've a few NB# on sale in my size and everything. Wishing I hadn't just bought shoes from Route One, balls.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on November 06, 2016, 11:29:00 PM
Anyone in UK/Europe know of any good online shops for NB#?
slam city
Good looking out, thanks.

Try out Note, they have free delivery. I'd rate them above flatspot and slam.

Good looking out birdplops, they've a few NB# on sale in my size and everything. Wishing I hadn't just bought shoes from Route One, balls.

We're spoilt for choice! At least you know for next time.... Enjoy your new shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 06, 2016, 11:36:15 PM
I need them Saari's in brown/ gum <3
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: FakieFlipCG on November 12, 2016, 08:12:11 PM
Wasn't supposed to post photos of the shoe, so i'll post a pic of the tongue.

Been testing out the V.2 of the 533 for about a month now. Skates great, can't get into the details on the shoe, other than it has hidden shoe lacing system.

V.2 is way better than the first iteration. No idea of release date.

what a tease.  Can't wait for the V1s to all go on sale.

Laces actually last crazy long for me on the 533.  I lace em tight as footballs though so they sink in a bit.  Insanely durable shoe.

Fucking pumped for this!  I'm skating the 533s now and they're the best shoe I've skated in years.  Like said many times before, the only problem with them is how stiff they are in the longer-than-most break-in period, so more flexibility will make this shoe a 11/10.

Yes, especially the toe box area, the 533 model in the toe area felt like bricks when you first get them in.

But right out of the box, the v.2 is more flexible and supportive. The durability is there still. Finally got a hole in the toe after skating them for month and a half +.

Still skating them now, might put them to rest soon and go try out a 598 again.

Please keep me updated on how the 598s are if you skate 'em. I haven't seen a pair in person yet so curious how they compare to the 533s.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on November 13, 2016, 08:10:46 PM
Wasn't supposed to post photos of the shoe, so i'll post a pic of the tongue.

Been testing out the V.2 of the 533 for about a month now. Skates great, can't get into the details on the shoe, other than it has hidden shoe lacing system.

V.2 is way better than the first iteration. No idea of release date.

what a tease.  Can't wait for the V1s to all go on sale.

Laces actually last crazy long for me on the 533.  I lace em tight as footballs though so they sink in a bit.  Insanely durable shoe.

Fucking pumped for this!  I'm skating the 533s now and they're the best shoe I've skated in years.  Like said many times before, the only problem with them is how stiff they are in the longer-than-most break-in period, so more flexibility will make this shoe a 11/10.

Yes, especially the toe box area, the 533 model in the toe area felt like bricks when you first get them in.

But right out of the box, the v.2 is more flexible and supportive. The durability is there still. Finally got a hole in the toe after skating them for month and a half +.

Still skating them now, might put them to rest soon and go try out a 598 again.

Please keep me updated on how the 598s are if you skate 'em. I haven't seen a pair in person yet so curious how they compare to the 533s.

The two 568 I have skated were samples, and they have held up great when I skated them. With the materials used and construction on it. Flexible right out the box.

I have one pair currently, the gray/gum one. I will skate the retail one next pretty sure.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Seadramon on November 14, 2016, 09:32:21 AM
From Franky Villani's insta. Anyone know what NB's these are?

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15055833_10157678100365375_2748203515393085909_n.jpg?oh=1888d9348015758892ed65f308c3ba83&oe=58BDA6A1)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: wuust on November 14, 2016, 11:16:56 AM
http://skateparkoftampa.com/product/69273/New_Balance_Numeric_Maple_Black_Suede_PJ_Ladd_Stratford_533_Shoes/&CID=12865 (http://skateparkoftampa.com/product/69273/New_Balance_Numeric_Maple_Black_Suede_PJ_Ladd_Stratford_533_Shoes/&CID=12865)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jayrolla420 on November 14, 2016, 09:53:07 PM
Canadians keep your eyes peeled on amazon.ca .  Just ordered two more pairs of pjs for 75 cdn total (55 usd!).  Bonkers.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shitdick22 on November 18, 2016, 06:48:10 AM
anyone ever tried skating the 288. They ain't # but they look mad good to skate and i've seen them go for cheap on ebay. If not I'm prolly gonna try em and let you guys know.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on November 24, 2016, 11:54:47 PM
Skating these for the next session, first retail 598 I have skated. The past 3 were samples and surprisingly held up well. Hope these hold up the same.

(http://i.imgur.com/ybxiusml.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on December 02, 2016, 11:33:09 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/NB-1LostArt_zpsgp7samum.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shitdick22 on December 03, 2016, 07:19:44 AM
-NB# x Lost Art-


 :o fuck I can already feel the money taking itself out of my wallet
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: GAY on December 03, 2016, 07:29:50 AM
-NB# x Lost Art-


 :o fuck I can already feel the money taking itself out of my wallet

Is Dennis Busenitz riding for NB now?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Joe Pesci on December 03, 2016, 07:50:28 AM
looks more like a gato to me, maybe a better version
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on December 03, 2016, 09:57:48 AM
-NB# x Lost Art-


 :o fuck I can already feel the money taking itself out of my wallet

Is Dennis Busenitz riding for NB now?

This silhouette is much older than the busenitz.
I didnt knew they were including it in the skate line up, but I'm glad they're doing it now. They are beautiful.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on December 03, 2016, 01:04:05 PM
-NB# x Lost Art-


 :o fuck I can already feel the money taking itself out of my wallet

Is Dennis Busenitz riding for NB now?

This silhouette is much older than the busenitz.
I didnt knew they were including it in the skate line up, but I'm glad they're doing it now. They are beautiful.

Wrong German.  It's the Jurgen Klopp pro shoe
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shitdick22 on December 03, 2016, 03:22:02 PM
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0208/5268/products/New_Balance_CT288_Grey_side_1024x1024.jpg?v\u003d1470669191)

I just ordered these last week on ebay for 55 and i'm pretty sure the sole is the same as those soccer ones they come monday so i'll keep yall posted on em
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Second Division on December 03, 2016, 03:47:13 PM
-NB# x Lost Art-


 :o fuck I can already feel the money taking itself out of my wallet

Is Dennis Busenitz riding for NB now?

This silhouette is much older than the busenitz.
I didnt knew they were including it in the skate line up, but I'm glad they're doing it now. They are beautiful.

99% sure that these aren't in the numeric line, just a skateable lifestyle shoe that fits in with the shop (NBs UK office is nearby, it's a classic football shoe, NB sponsors LFC, and obviously UK/Football connection). They are Made in England, so probably ~$160 price tag. Tough to skate a shoe at that price, but these do look damn good. I have the black leather ones, and definitely would need to go up a half size on them if anyone is looking to cop.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on December 03, 2016, 06:44:49 PM
-NB# x Lost Art-


 :o fuck I can already feel the money taking itself out of my wallet

Is Dennis Busenitz riding for NB now?

This silhouette is much older than the busenitz.
I didnt knew they were including it in the skate line up, but I'm glad they're doing it now. They are beautiful.

99% sure that these aren't in the numeric line, just a skateable lifestyle shoe that fits in with the shop (NBs UK office is nearby, it's a classic football shoe, NB sponsors LFC, and obviously UK/Football connection). They are Made in England, so probably ~$160 price tag. Tough to skate a shoe at that price, but these do look damn good. I have the black leather ones, and definitely would need to go up a half size on them if anyone is looking to cop.



Those are a Lost Art skateshop collab, they come with the numeric skate insole in them too, so I guess we can say they are from the skate line up, at least this edition. They will probably use them on the future and make them as a team model (probably not made in uk tho, since it's soo pricey).

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNj4G3zh2gD/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BNj4G3zh2gD/)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on December 04, 2016, 08:39:14 AM
-NB# x Lost Art-


 :o fuck I can already feel the money taking itself out of my wallet

Is Dennis Busenitz riding for NB now?

This silhouette is much older than the busenitz.
I didnt knew they were including it in the skate line up, but I'm glad they're doing it now. They are beautiful.

99% sure that these aren't in the numeric line, just a skateable lifestyle shoe that fits in with the shop (NBs UK office is nearby, it's a classic football shoe, NB sponsors LFC, and obviously UK/Football connection). They are Made in England, so probably ~$160 price tag. Tough to skate a shoe at that price, but these do look damn good. I have the black leather ones, and definitely would need to go up a half size on them if anyone is looking to cop.



Those are a Lost Art skateshop collab, they come with the numeric skate insole in them too, so I guess we can say they are from the skate line up, at least this edition. They will probably use them on the future and make them as a team model (probably not made in uk tho, since it's soo pricey).

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNj4G3zh2gD/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BNj4G3zh2gD/)


http://www.rippedlaces.com/2016/12/new-balances-epic-tr-is-a-perfect-crossover-skate-shoe/ (http://www.rippedlaces.com/2016/12/new-balances-epic-tr-is-a-perfect-crossover-skate-shoe/)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cosme on December 05, 2016, 04:53:47 AM

 New Balance Lost Art Epic TR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3igJGu6p1vQ#)

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on December 05, 2016, 11:48:23 AM
anyone ever tried skating the 288. They ain't # but they look mad good to skate and i've seen them go for cheap on ebay. If not I'm prolly gonna try em and let you guys know.

We've actually got the 288 coming into the Numeric line for Summer 2017, so like a 3/15 launch.  There's a Levi colorway (tan/earthy) as well as a standard black/white for $80 retail.  Ours are just a bit different than the standard NB stuff with a cushier insole and not as thick rubber on the heel, but they're pretty similar. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on December 05, 2016, 12:00:40 PM
anyone ever tried skating the 288. They ain't # but they look mad good to skate and i've seen them go for cheap on ebay. If not I'm prolly gonna try em and let you guys know.

We've actually got the 288 coming into the Numeric line for Summer 2017, so like a 3/15 launch.  There's a Levi colorway (tan/earthy) as well as a standard black/white for $80 retail.  Ours are just a bit different than the standard NB stuff with a cushier insole and not as thick rubber on the heel, but they're pretty similar. 
Does it come with that Made In England logo
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on December 05, 2016, 02:00:14 PM
anyone ever tried skating the 288. They ain't # but they look mad good to skate and i've seen them go for cheap on ebay. If not I'm prolly gonna try em and let you guys know.

We've actually got the 288 coming into the Numeric line for Summer 2017, so like a 3/15 launch.  There's a Levi colorway (tan/earthy) as well as a standard black/white for $80 retail.  Ours are just a bit different than the standard NB stuff with a cushier insole and not as thick rubber on the heel, but they're pretty similar. 

(http://i.imgur.com/6ixObYwl.jpg)

Those right? Tate posted them 2 pages ago. I like this shoe but the Epic Tr is sooo much better looking. :(
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shitdick22 on December 05, 2016, 02:13:19 PM
288s look like they skate better than the past 2 pairs of 533s I've skated super hyped on them. It looks like the skate version has a little longer of a toe  :(

(http://i.imgur.com/KFB7n9W.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ungzilla on December 05, 2016, 02:53:42 PM
http://www.newbalance.com/pd/tempus/TEMPUS.html#color=Grey&width=D (http://www.newbalance.com/pd/tempus/TEMPUS.html#color=Grey&width=D)

skate-ify these motherfuckers please
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on December 05, 2016, 03:42:26 PM
If you put a decent insole in that, you could skate it right now.  I could see that shoe doing well
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on December 08, 2016, 01:18:46 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/New-Balances-358-Arto-Saari-pro-model-robust-and-durable_-mt4pu3tm9v23b3c3j58jzw8p1a1fbjumaoddfa5t1c_zpsihbknljl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Big_Poppa_J on December 08, 2016, 04:04:10 PM
I'm trying to clear out my new balance # . they are not selling well at my shop and i got older ones

http://fa-skates.shoplightspeed.com/footwear/new-balance-numeric/ (http://fa-skates.shoplightspeed.com/footwear/new-balance-numeric/)

use code "slap" to get an extra $5 OFF the already marked down price at checkout

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on December 08, 2016, 04:06:45 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/NB-1LostArt_zpsgp7samum.jpg)
Please, please numeric these!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on December 23, 2016, 09:58:49 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/12-22-16NBN213GryBurg2_zpsrbd45ozb.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/12-22-16NBN213WhtNvy2_zps2taafrpe.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/12-22-16NBN213BlckWhtTan2_zpszusplblq.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/12-22-16NBN254Tan2_zpsmhz1gfc2.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on December 23, 2016, 10:28:35 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/12_Days12-1_zpsvuugfftr.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on December 23, 2016, 11:54:24 AM
NB# 345:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/new-balance-numeric-345-skate-shoes-camel-white-17-zoom_zpsaoh5f6pe.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/new-balance-numeric-345-skate-shoes-camel-white-17-2-zoom_zpsr2zslnbe.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on December 23, 2016, 10:23:02 PM
A new pair of 598 for the next session. Black Sheep x Black Sheep x NB#

(http://i.imgur.com/NvHF54Ol.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on December 23, 2016, 10:27:33 PM

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/12-22-16NBN213WhtNvy2_zps2taafrpe.jpg)
Those suede toe caps are fucking ill!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on December 30, 2016, 01:05:47 PM
New Balance Pro Court 213 Skate Shoes Review - Tactics.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xgoKS76Ylo#)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: CreepySweaty on December 30, 2016, 01:32:03 PM
anybody have a picture of those new pink jawns?? ???

just got a pair of 598s for Xmas and I'm hyped. excited to skate em!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on December 30, 2016, 09:57:00 PM
anybody have a picture of those new pink jawns?? ???

just got a pair of 598s for Xmas and I'm hyped. excited to skate em!

(http://i.imgur.com/glxkshm.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 01, 2017, 09:11:59 AM
New Balance 345 Skate Shoes Review - Tactics.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeo2e8rsy8A#)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: not_ericricks on January 01, 2017, 09:43:36 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/NB-1LostArt_zpsgp7samum.jpg)

This is up my alley. Dope lookin shoe!!!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on January 01, 2017, 01:09:32 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rsZZ2CY2YT_zpsnwtzqgn9.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rs1N60BHOJ_zpsghiolfti.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rs4SGBE87D_zps7tgocb2d.jpg)
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/rs1O0EE01K_zpsim5ve4up.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 02, 2017, 12:20:43 PM
New Balance 505 Skate Shoes Review - Tactics.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4ugsFxE9cg#)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on January 04, 2017, 10:54:44 AM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/deepern0ah/NBNumeric-Varsity_zpssnvbyj00.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 04, 2017, 08:27:27 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BO2mNh0h2EU/?taken-by=nbnumeric (https://www.instagram.com/p/BO2mNh0h2EU/?taken-by=nbnumeric)

(http://i.imgur.com/6OCCuuQl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on January 04, 2017, 08:44:42 PM
I've been a big fan of NB# since Day 1 (the Black Box days), and have always supported with my dollar. Some of the best skate shoes on the market, fit and skate-ability.

But these last couple drops are losing me from an aesthetic standpoint. It feels like (to me, anyway) they're over-designing their shoes. Way too ornate. Different color toe bumpers on the outsoles, contrasting toe caps, contrasting ollie patches. Some of their recent stuff looks straight up clown shoes. The sample of the second PJ shoe is one of the ugliest things I've laid eyes on. Seems like a lot going on. It's mildly surprising to me that the Logan 637 did poorly for them at retail, but a tech shoe like the 598 or 868 does well.

Again, I'm not hating. I love the company and the team. And I did just drop $180 on the Lost Art / Liverpool kicks.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 05, 2017, 09:58:57 PM
NB# 505
(https://scontent.fsnc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15826050_10154968366489359_6738203839287961918_n.jpg?oh=6913aec0395181e6eadfb0a6608aa1b5&oe=59248364)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on January 06, 2017, 06:28:05 AM
not numeric but i don't care

i bought these

(http://media.endclothing.com/media/catalog/product/cache/0/image/500x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/4/14-09-2016_newbalance_trailbusterreengineered_castaway_riptide_tbtfot_sh_1.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Elderly Gentleman on January 06, 2017, 07:25:32 AM
I just got my first pair of 533 Stratfords last night.  I have a buddy who has a shop that's going out of business and he put all of his shoes 50% off.  I usually wear a 10 but I got a 9.5 in the 533's (all he had).  I've got plantar fasciitis and I've had problems with shoes and my arches screaming at me when I skated.  I think I may have been wearing my shoes too big.   I wanted a snug fit.  The toe box is really tight right now, but most people have said these take a bit longer to break in.  They're really stiff right now but I think I'm going to really like them in the long run.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 07, 2017, 09:15:51 PM
http://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/agenda-product-preview-january-2017/#FTID6oqcIuQbwz3U.97 (http://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/agenda-product-preview-january-2017/#FTID6oqcIuQbwz3U.97)
(http://skateboarding.transworld.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/440/files/2017/01/AO3I9054.jpg)
(http://skateboarding.transworld.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/440/files/2017/01/AO3I9056.jpg)
(http://skateboarding.transworld.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/440/files/2017/01/AO3I9057.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on January 07, 2017, 10:17:52 PM
I just got my first pair of 533 Stratfords last night.  I have a buddy who has a shop that's going out of business and he put all of his shoes 50% off.  I usually wear a 10 but I got a 9.5 in the 533's (all he had).  I've got plantar fasciitis and I've had problems with shoes and my arches screaming at me when I skated.  I think I may have been wearing my shoes too big.   I wanted a snug fit.  The toe box is really tight right now, but most people have said these take a bit longer to break in.  They're really stiff right now but I think I'm going to really like them in the long run.
ive had 533 and 598's and the shoes never broke in how i wanted them too so i gave them away, i also didnt find them grippy enough.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: CreepySweaty on January 08, 2017, 05:50:01 AM
(http://skateboarding.transworld.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/440/files/2017/01/AO3I9057.jpg)

Those black/blue 868s are perfect.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 08, 2017, 05:56:33 AM
dem maroon joints too :o
all synth?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: teh canadian suit on January 08, 2017, 05:59:56 AM
I've had two pairs of NB# and gave one away due to sizing.

I still have a pair of 9.5 NB that fit like a 9 that I can't find anybody to take. If somebody on here wants to get at me we can work something out. Trades or just pay for shipping? I don't know, I haven't done much trading and stuff on here so lemme know if I should take this shit elsewhere
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on January 10, 2017, 07:43:15 AM
not numeric but i don't care

i bought these


update on these, they fit better than numerics, are more comfortable than numerics, and i predict i will wear them more than numerics.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 14, 2017, 01:21:54 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPO0FwfBRDV/?taken-by=nbnumeric (https://www.instagram.com/p/BPO0FwfBRDV/?taken-by=nbnumeric)
(http://i.imgur.com/71F5mHul.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on January 18, 2017, 06:26:30 AM
connor kammerer unofficial pro model
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on January 25, 2017, 10:35:01 AM
I have a question for those of you who tried the 868, particularely Tate.
How does the side panels hold up? Is it mesh or more like balistic thing? I tend to rip the sides of my shoes a lot, and the material looks like mesh, but it could be that balistic thing they use on some of their model. I haven't seen it in the shops that are close to me so I was looking for a feedback here.
I'm debatting between buying the 868 or the 533. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on January 25, 2017, 12:03:50 PM
I have a question for those of you who tried the 868, particularely Tate.
How does the side panels hold up? Is it mesh or more like balistic thing? I tend to rip the sides of my shoes a lot, and the material looks like mesh, but it could be that balistic thing they use on some of their model. I haven't seen it in the shops that are close to me so I was looking for a feedback here.
I'm debatting between buying the 868 or the 533. Thanks!

The side panels hold up fine imo, but the sole just started peeling off at the heel on my pair. I've only skated these a handful of times so I think my pair is defective. Pretty disappointing for such an expensive shoe.

Also, New Balance continues to kick me out of their empty parking garage when I try to skate there.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 25, 2017, 12:08:30 PM
I have a question for those of you who tried the 868, particularely Tate.
How does the side panels hold up? Is it mesh or more like balistic thing? I tend to rip the sides of my shoes a lot, and the material looks like mesh, but it could be that balistic thing they use on some of their model. I haven't seen it in the shops that are close to me so I was looking for a feedback here.
I'm debatting between buying the 868 or the 533. Thanks!

The side panels hold up fine imo, but the sole just started peeling off at the heel on my pair. I've only skated these a handful of times so I think my pair is defective. Pretty disappointing for such an expensive shoe.

Also, New Balance continues to kick me out of their empty parking garage when I try to skate there.

The 868 has more durable mesh than the 533 in the heel area, I always blow out the stuffing/padding in the 533. I haven't yet in any 868.

No problems with my soles from the pairs I have skated  (5-6 including samples), maybe yours could be defective one?

The 868 is durable in the toe and heel area as well! I haven't yet ripped the toe with the tons of kickflips I do.

As of now, I am more into the 868 than the 533. But sooner or later, I will end up going back to the 533.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on January 26, 2017, 06:57:41 AM
Thanks for your answers, the way I do heelflips and heel variations always rip the side of my shoes.
I may end up buying the 533s unless I find a really good deal on the 868s
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Ineffable Epoch on January 29, 2017, 03:01:04 AM
Tomorrow i will order 7 or 8 pairs, any recomendation or suggestion? I like the 598, 868 and 213 in white/blue  :D
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on January 29, 2017, 12:01:44 PM
Tomorrow i will order 7 or 8 pairs, any recomendation or suggestion? I like the 598, 868 and 213 in white/blue  :D
I'm a huge fan of the 358 They've been holding up extremely well for me.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Ineffable Epoch on January 29, 2017, 02:52:36 PM
Quote from: Cherb link=topic=89457.msg2603046#msg2603046 date=1485720104
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I'm a huge fan of the 358 They've been holding up extremely well for me.

Those look great in all black and all brown, also the white w/ gum sole one is beautiful. May be getting 2 or 3, thanks Cherb!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 29, 2017, 08:10:39 PM
Tomorrow i will order 7 or 8 pairs, any recomendation or suggestion? I like the 598, 868 and 213 in white/blue  :D

I am biased, but throw in the 533 in suede on that list.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on January 30, 2017, 10:52:47 AM
Quote from: Cherb link=topic=89457.msg2603046#msg2603046 date=1485720104
[/quote
I'm a huge fan of the 358 They've been holding up extremely well for me.

Those look great in all black and all brown, also the white w/ gum sole one is beautiful. May be getting 2 or 3, thanks Cherb!

No problem man.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Andmoreagain on January 31, 2017, 09:36:18 AM
I have a question for those of you who tried the 868, particularely Tate.
How does the side panels hold up? Is it mesh or more like balistic thing? I tend to rip the sides of my shoes a lot, and the material looks like mesh, but it could be that balistic thing they use on some of their model. I haven't seen it in the shops that are close to me so I was looking for a feedback here.
I'm debatting between buying the 868 or the 533. Thanks!

The side panels hold up fine imo, but the sole just started peeling off at the heel on my pair. I've only skated these a handful of times so I think my pair is defective. Pretty disappointing for such an expensive shoe.

Also, New Balance continues to kick me out of their empty parking garage when I try to skate there.

The 868 has more durable mesh than the 533 in the heel area, I always blow out the stuffing/padding in the 533. I haven't yet in any 868.

No problems with my soles from the pairs I have skated  (5-6 including samples), maybe yours could be defective one?

The 868 is durable in the toe and heel area as well! I haven't yet ripped the toe with the tons of kickflips I do.

As of now, I am more into the 868 than the 533. But sooner or later, I will end up going back to the 533.

Yeah, I think it is just a defective pair. New Balance rep actually reached out and offered to rectify the situation, which is really cool.

For the record this is my third pair of NB# after some brightons and PJs, both of which were awesome and durable.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on January 31, 2017, 04:53:11 PM
Has anyone skated the 344 and 345?  I'm curious how different the fit is.  I've tried on the 344 a few times, but it was always too tight.  Thanks.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on January 31, 2017, 06:38:28 PM
OK the shoes perform well but lack some very important. NB# still hasn't addressed the breathability, give me a tongue vent, some lace loops on the inner side something. They're sweat boxes. Next comes the giant N, it's not iconic like the swoosh or 3 stripes, and it for sure affects their sales negatively, tone it down a bit. I still think the shoes look great, and have the best durability and grip patterns in the biz.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 31, 2017, 07:03:40 PM
Next comes the giant N, it's not iconic like the swoosh or 3 stripes, and it for sure affects their sales negatively,
::) do you even sneaker?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on February 01, 2017, 11:24:16 AM
Has anyone skated the 344 and 345??  I'm curious how different the fit is.?  I've tried on the 344 a few times, but it was always too tight.?  Thanks.
That's actually the exact improvement we made on from the 344 to the 345.  They fit tight and were kind of tricky in general to get your foot into, so we loosened up the foot entry in the shoe and made fit improvements on it.  There should be a noticeable difference when you try the 345 on.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on February 01, 2017, 04:54:21 PM
That's actually the exact improvement we made on from the 344 to the 345.  They fit tight and were kind of tricky in general to get your foot into, so we loosened up the foot entry in the shoe and made fit improvements on it.  There should be a noticeable difference when you try the 345 on.  Hope that helps.

Rad thanks.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 01, 2017, 09:14:28 PM
OK the shoes perform well but lack some very important. NB# still hasn't addressed the breathability, give me a tongue vent, some lace loops on the inner side something. They're sweat boxes. Next comes the giant N, it's not iconic like the swoosh or 3 stripes, and it for sure affects their sales negatively, tone it down a bit. I still think the shoes look great, and have the best durability and grip patterns in the biz.

The PJ 533 V2 has a hidden lacing system in them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Tracer on February 01, 2017, 09:19:08 PM
OK the shoes perform well but lack some very important. NB# still hasn't addressed the breathability, give me a tongue vent, some lace loops on the inner side something. They're sweat boxes. Next comes the giant N, it's not iconic like the swoosh or 3 stripes, and it for sure affects their sales negatively, tone it down a bit. I still think the shoes look great, and have the best durability and grip patterns in the biz.

The PJ 533 V2 has a hidden lacing system in them.
That's great but I meant something to get air in
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 02, 2017, 01:14:49 PM
https://www.instagram.com/nbnumeric/ (https://www.instagram.com/nbnumeric/)
(http://i.imgur.com/0BrQQ3Ll.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pHwwVtQl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 02, 2017, 08:47:26 PM
BS x BS 598 are great, been skating them for a month +. Probably going to switch it up back to a 533 soon.

(http://i.imgur.com/ORRHoSvl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: micky682 on February 03, 2017, 12:35:52 PM
BS x BS 598 are great, been skating them for a month +. Probably going to switch it up back to a 533 soon.

(http://i.imgur.com/ORRHoSvl.jpg)
NB# looks like they have the best durability. But most of their shoes are $75+, even their vulcs. Can't justify that.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 03, 2017, 12:43:59 PM
New Balance 533 PJ Stratford Review - CCS.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3UR69MZ2MA#)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 08, 2017, 01:08:51 AM
Some new NB# up on Flatspot.

https://www.flatspot.com/collections/new-balance-numeric (https://www.flatspot.com/collections/new-balance-numeric)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: IanBZHD on February 08, 2017, 10:41:58 AM
Anyone have a chance to try the 505's yet? I like how simple they are, kind of like a cupsole blazer with the toe mashed with the Lakai MJ 3.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Berky on February 08, 2017, 10:57:14 PM
Anyone have a chance to try the 505's yet? I like how simple they are, kind of like a cupsole blazer with the toe mashed with the Lakai MJ 3.
I wear tested them a while ago. They are really good just like the other new balance cupsoles. Just true down the stitching on the side because it rips easily if you don't
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on February 09, 2017, 03:15:06 AM
The 358's are one of the best looking shoes and I've heard they are wide, which is a plus for me. The only thing stopping me is the grip/sole.  It looks super shallaow and the area between the middle of the sole and the front looms almost worn down already?



I fucking hate it when I get a shoe, that after you skate it still looks relatively "perfect" on the upper but has a sole that is flat or even has a hole already (Vans I'm looking at you). Can anyone tell me if the sole on 358's is as bad as it looks?




















(http://cdn5.kicksonfire.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/New-Balance-Arto-358-4.jpg?x52921)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Lt. Frank Drebin on February 09, 2017, 09:08:09 AM

I fucking hate it when I get a shoe, that after you skate it still looks relatively "perfect" on the upper but has a sole that is flat or even has a hole already (Vans I'm looking at you). Can anyone tell me if the sole on 358's is as bad as it looks?


I've been skating some 358's for a while and the sole is holding up super well, barely looks skated. The closest analogy I can come up with is the old gravis vulcs that had what looked like a shallow herringbone tread but would last forever. Plus so far none of the weird flop that some vulc soles get after a while.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on February 09, 2017, 09:27:28 AM

I fucking hate it when I get a shoe, that after you skate it still looks relatively "perfect" on the upper but has a sole that is flat or even has a hole already (Vans I'm looking at you). Can anyone tell me if the sole on 358's is as bad as it looks?


I've been skating some 358's for a while and the sole is holding up super well, barely looks skated. The closest analogy I can come up with is the old gravis vulcs that had what looked like a shallow herringbone tread but would last forever. Plus so far none of the weird flop that some vulc soles get after a while.
Word, the sole has barely worn down on mine. It's an extremely durable shoe all around.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on February 09, 2017, 10:17:27 AM
The 358's are one of the best looking shoes and I've heard they are wide, which is a plus for me. The only thing stopping me is the grip/sole.  It looks super shallaow and the area between the middle of the sole and the front looms almost worn down already?



I fucking hate it when I get a shoe, that after you skate it still looks relatively "perfect" on the upper but has a sole that is flat or even has a hole already (Vans I'm looking at you). Can anyone tell me if the sole on 358's is as bad as it looks?

Its not worn down. It just has more rubber on the high wear areas so they should actually last longer than your traditional tread pattern.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 09, 2017, 12:28:42 PM
NB# Introducing the NM345 on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/203022543)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 09, 2017, 04:37:15 PM
The 358's are one of the best looking shoes and I've heard they are wide, which is a plus for me. The only thing stopping me is the grip/sole.  It looks super shallaow and the area between the middle of the sole and the front looms almost worn down already?



I fucking hate it when I get a shoe, that after you skate it still looks relatively "perfect" on the upper but has a sole that is flat or even has a hole already (Vans I'm looking at you). Can anyone tell me if the sole on 358's is as bad as it looks?

Its not worn down. It just has more rubber on the high wear areas so they should actually last longer than your traditional tread pattern.
That's what I've heard too. I'm really keen to try out a brown pair of them although I heard there is a new white colourway coming out this (next?) season...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: MC3 on February 12, 2017, 09:23:00 AM
NB# Introducing the NM345 on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/203022543)

When I watched this I couldn't help but think about this

Filter by Gravis on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/32287345)

maybe arto had something to do with this
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on February 12, 2017, 09:41:01 AM
NB# Introducing the NM345 on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/203022543)

When I watched this I couldn't help but think about this

Filter by Gravis on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/32287345)

maybe arto had something to do with this
I feel like hes a pretty decent part of their creative direction.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on February 12, 2017, 12:23:32 PM

I fucking hate it when I get a shoe, that after you skate it still looks relatively "perfect" on the upper but has a sole that is flat or even has a hole already (Vans I'm looking at you). Can anyone tell me if the sole on 358's is as bad as it looks?


I've been skating some 358's for a while and the sole is holding up super well, barely looks skated. The closest analogy I can come up with is the old gravis vulcs that had what looked like a shallow herringbone tread but would last forever. Plus so far none of the weird flop that some vulc soles get after a while.
Word, the sole has barely worn down on mine. It's an extremely durable shoe all around.

My 358's are annoyingly resilient- I'm pining for fresh shoes. Sole is still grippy after a few months but is going before the toe. Though it could do with better heel padding, I would still buy another pair.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 12, 2017, 04:45:42 PM
what's the sizing like on them (the 358s)? I heard post-black box = TTS but that arto's shoe is a little slim ???
should I go 10.5 on them (I usually wear vans 10)?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: micky682 on February 12, 2017, 06:34:31 PM
NB# Introducing the NM345 on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/203022543)

When I watched this I couldn't help but think about this

Filter by Gravis on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/32287345)

maybe arto had something to do with this
I feel like hes a pretty decent part of their creative direction.
Russel Houghton was the filmer for Gravis and is the filmer for NB#.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Evisoon on February 12, 2017, 07:56:59 PM
anyone have the pink gums?? such a beautiful colorway.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on February 12, 2017, 09:49:18 PM
what's the sizing like on them (the 358s)? I heard post-black box = TTS but that arto's shoe is a little slim ???
should I go 10.5 on them (I usually wear vans 10)?
I wear 9 in vans and the 358's fit the same. Maybe even a little bit looser than the vans.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 12, 2017, 09:56:56 PM
what's the sizing like on them (the 358s)? I heard post-black box = TTS but that arto's shoe is a little slim ???
should I go 10.5 on them (I usually wear vans 10)?
I wear 9 in vans and the 358's fit the same. Maybe even a little bit looser than the vans.
Awesome!!I keep hearing that they're tight and that you should half size up? glad to hear you'd buy another pair too, I'm currently trying to find a replacement for my Silas 1 addiction :'(
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on February 13, 2017, 01:35:51 AM
what's the sizing like on them (the 358s)? I heard post-black box = TTS but that arto's shoe is a little slim ???
should I go 10.5 on them (I usually wear vans 10)?
I wear 9 in vans and the 358's fit the same. Maybe even a little bit looser than the vans.
Awesome!!I keep hearing that they're tight and that you should half size up? glad to hear you'd buy another pair too, I'm currently trying to find a replacement for my Silas 1 addiction :'(

Mine were a little tight at first, but fit comfortably after a couple of skates. Go for your regs size and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on February 13, 2017, 02:58:49 PM
what's the sizing like on them (the 358s)? I heard post-black box = TTS but that arto's shoe is a little slim ???
should I go 10.5 on them (I usually wear vans 10)?
I wear 9 in vans and the 358's fit the same. Maybe even a little bit looser than the vans.
Awesome!!I keep hearing that they're tight and that you should half size up? glad to hear you'd buy another pair too, I'm currently trying to find a replacement for my Silas 1 addiction :'(

Mine were a little tight at first, but fit comfortably after a couple of skates. Go for your regs size and you'll be fine.
Yeah you're right. They were a little tight at first but they broke in quick.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 16, 2017, 08:01:32 PM
Much love to NB# for the dope kicks, 598 are my new go-to shoe!

(http://i.imgur.com/cR4XBFpl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jpmulls on February 16, 2017, 10:32:31 PM
Much love to NB# for the dope kicks, 598 are my new go-to shoe!

(http://i.imgur.com/cR4XBFpl.jpg)

Are those the 533 V2's?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 16, 2017, 10:39:51 PM
^
Yup, I skated a sample pair a couple months back, outstanding shoe. Early sample prototype.

Has shoe lace protection which I love. The color I got is so dope, gold "N" stands out. I will skate them too, as it is probably the final production pair.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on February 17, 2017, 01:57:40 AM
Much love to NB# for the dope kicks, 598 are my new go-to shoe!

(http://i.imgur.com/cR4XBFpl.jpg)

Those all look great! How's the fit on the 598 compared to the 533? Same sizing?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on February 17, 2017, 03:36:58 AM
From where I'm sitting those black and gold 533 V2's look gorgeous.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: FakieFlipCG on February 17, 2017, 11:24:20 AM
Much love to NB# for the dope kicks, 598 are my new go-to shoe!

(http://i.imgur.com/cR4XBFpl.jpg)

Those all look great! How's the fit on the 598 compared to the 533? Same sizing?

I've had the 533s and just got a pair of the 598s.  While the 533s fit perfectly (though snug when brand new), the 598s are probably a half-size too small.  The heel wall feels like its angled inward more and puts pressure on my heel/achilles.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 17, 2017, 12:53:53 PM
Much love to NB# for the dope kicks, 598 are my new go-to shoe!


Those all look great! How's the fit on the 598 compared to the 533? Same sizing?

I've had the 533s and just got a pair of the 598s.  While the 533s fit perfectly (though snug when brand new), the 598s are probably a half-size too small.  The heel wall feels like its angled inward more and puts pressure on my heel/achilles.

Yup, in the 598 I get a half size up if I can. In a 9.5.

In the 533, I skate them usually in a size 9. The older black box 533 fit are random. But they have fixed that issue since they are doing their own thing.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on February 17, 2017, 08:52:18 PM
Much love to NB# for the dope kicks, 598 are my new go-to shoe!


Those all look great! How's the fit on the 598 compared to the 533? Same sizing?

I've had the 533s and just got a pair of the 598s.  While the 533s fit perfectly (though snug when brand new), the 598s are probably a half-size too small.  The heel wall feels like its angled inward more and puts pressure on my heel/achilles.

Yup, in the 598 I get a half size up if I can. In a 9.5.

In the 533, I skate them usually in a size 9. The older black box 533 fit are random. But they have fixed that issue since they are doing their own thing.

yes that collar does look substantial, but maybe it'll pack down.  i do like a snug shoe.  anyways thanks for the info  :)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 18, 2017, 09:23:03 PM
Out with the old, in with the new.

(http://i.imgur.com/sd5muH7l.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on February 18, 2017, 09:57:18 PM
Out with the old, in with the new.

(http://i.imgur.com/sd5muH7l.jpg)
Jack Curtin for the win.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 18, 2017, 11:06:45 PM
yessir, Jack's signature grip and FP's all day.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: 20matar on February 19, 2017, 07:07:51 AM
Aren't you supposed to ride them without the FP Insoles for testing? I have no idea if that's the case, but...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on February 19, 2017, 10:17:41 AM
ive never had shoes that work with fp or remind insoles. they are all such wide and thick insoles.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on February 19, 2017, 10:37:01 AM
yessir, Jack's signature grip and FP's all day.
Hell yeah. I'm using Jack's FP's as well
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 19, 2017, 11:45:36 AM
Aren't you supposed to ride them without the FP Insoles for testing? I have no idea if that's the case, but...

Nope, no need to test these. Been skating the 598 about 5-6 pairs deep now, great overall shoe.

I also haven't used stock shoe insoles in about 5 + years. The last shoe I had to use the stock insole was the Koston 3.

Since FP and Remind have wide soles, it was hard to get the fit right on the Koston 3. So I used the stock ones, those are good too. At least before the Lunarlon flatten out.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Displayedname on February 19, 2017, 11:56:20 AM
When you're poor so you put Dr. Scholls on top of the insoles your shoes came with
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 23, 2017, 03:16:28 PM
Select NB# styles are on sale on the NB site.

http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/ (http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on February 23, 2017, 06:15:47 PM

(http://i.imgur.com/cR4XBFpl.jpg)

Why does you box say 'For PJ' on it?  Are you PJ?   Ha.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 23, 2017, 09:38:51 PM
LOL! I guess PJ and I are the same size.

That she was probably for him, but made it's way on my feet instead.  ;D
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on February 24, 2017, 06:40:58 AM
or maybe they are the new new balance # pajama concept skate shoe.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: FakieFlipCG on March 01, 2017, 06:20:42 PM
Just got these in the mail and they're a half-size too big. AGH

So far, 533s are perfect, 598s are half-size too small, and now 213s are half-size too big/long.

(http://i.imgur.com/recdwWW.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 01, 2017, 06:43:09 PM
orly? I thought most (bar 868s) were true to size these days ???
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jayrolla420 on March 01, 2017, 07:53:46 PM
I still say buy the PJs in half size up.  Mind you i have a wider foot.  Check the tactics user reviews for fits before buying NBs.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jpmulls on March 01, 2017, 09:53:02 PM
Just got these in the mail and they're a half-size too big. AGH

So far, 533s are perfect, 598s are half-size too small, and now 213s are half-size too big/long.

(http://i.imgur.com/recdwWW.jpg)

That was one of my critiques during my wear tests. The 254, 213, and 533 all fit differently.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 10, 2017, 11:40:37 AM
New Balance 345 Skate Shoes Wear Test Review - Tactics.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whE5eNuE6y0#)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: johnes on March 10, 2017, 11:51:02 AM
I really want the white gum 505's, but i'm also considering the PJ533 because it looks so comfy, there aren't any pj colors i like nearly as much though.
 Any thoughts?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 15, 2017, 08:42:41 PM
Back to the good old 533. These are a sample size 9, runs .5 small.

(http://i.imgur.com/YO67LzTl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 30, 2017, 09:05:07 PM
Thanks, NB NUMERIC

 :-*

(http://i.imgur.com/vQBc6Hvl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Joe Pesci on March 31, 2017, 12:45:02 PM
Any better pictures of the all blacks?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Dr. Octagon on March 31, 2017, 12:59:10 PM
Any better pictures of the all blacks?

this. they look awesome
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on April 01, 2017, 12:33:34 AM
Any better pictures of the all blacks?

this. they look awesome

Especially when doing the Haka
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 01, 2017, 08:58:25 PM
Any better pictures of the all blacks?

this. they look awesome

Especially when doing the Haka

LOL, good New Zealand reference. I'll take pic of all 3 pairs of the v2 533.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 01, 2017, 09:55:34 PM
The teal ones are the ones I skate and I don't have them with me, so here is the black and the burgundy pair.

(http://i.imgur.com/qmuKIH5l.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Evisoon on April 02, 2017, 08:51:20 PM
NB might have the best looking shoes on the market right now.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 02, 2017, 08:58:54 PM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/new-balance-numeric
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/3_29_17_868_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1490981728)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/3_29_17_345_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1490981706)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/3_29_17_358_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1490981713)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/3_29_17_533_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1490981719)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on April 07, 2017, 12:52:30 PM
The 288 might be my new favorite shoe. Perfect right out of the box
(http://i68.tinypic.com/17ba60.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shitdick22 on April 07, 2017, 08:46:42 PM
The 288 might be my new favorite shoe. Perfect right out of the box


Skated a pair of the none skate ones and really liked them. These look way more durable on the toebox
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 07, 2017, 09:22:59 PM
The 288 might be my new favorite shoe. Perfect right out of the box


I have a pair of the black/white ones, only wore the around. Might try to skate in them soon. To give them a shot.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ice nine on April 07, 2017, 11:13:18 PM
when are the green 212's dropping?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: wuust on April 14, 2017, 01:57:29 PM
(http://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/nm533afb_nb_02_i?$dw_temp_default_gallery$)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on April 14, 2017, 02:27:39 PM
(http://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/nm533afb_nb_02_i?$dw_temp_default_gallery$)

These are gorgeous!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 14, 2017, 11:33:51 PM
That translucent sole!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on April 15, 2017, 02:13:14 AM
*nb#533 translucent*

These are gorgeous!

Fuck, thats an stunner right there! CW on point.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 15, 2017, 06:00:26 AM
The arto saari's just came out in white canvas? :o
Please be my answer to finding a replacement for Silas' first adidas model! *prays*
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on April 15, 2017, 06:09:21 AM
The arto saari's just came out in white canvas? :o


They are fucking beautiful.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 15, 2017, 07:44:19 AM
The arto saari's just came out in white canvas? :o


They are fucking beautiful.
I know, I need to get on a wear test program with NB# because I NEED them but can't really justify buying more kicks at the moment :'(
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chumlee on April 15, 2017, 04:48:47 PM
How does the 868 fit compared to, say, a dunk?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 16, 2017, 05:27:58 PM
those arto's I was talking about because someone asked for a link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en)
my god :o
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 16, 2017, 09:12:25 PM
those arto's I was talking about because someone asked for a link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en)
my god :o

Could never skate them, but that colorway is nice.

Any shoe in that color is nice.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 16, 2017, 10:18:13 PM
those arto's I was talking about because someone asked for a link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en)
my god :o

Could never skate them, but that colorway is nice.

Any shoe in that color is nice.
because of the canvas? yo Tate, if they send some of these hook me up, I'm dying to try them <3
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Krooked antihero on April 17, 2017, 01:35:00 AM
those arto's I was talking about because someone asked for a link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en)
my god :o
I'm gettin these for sure, havent have all white kicks in ages <3
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 17, 2017, 05:18:55 PM
Quote from: Krooked antihero  link=topic=89457.msg2632329#msg2632329 date=1492418100
those arto's I was talking about because someone asked for a link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en)
my god :o
I'm gettin these for sure, havent have all white kicks in ages <3
Same, I'm DOWN!!!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 17, 2017, 08:53:48 PM
those arto's I was talking about because someone asked for a link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BS39E90Apy8/?taken-by=nbnumeric&hl=en)
my god :o

Could never skate them, but that colorway is nice.

Any shoe in that color is nice.
because of the canvas? yo Tate, if they send some of these hook me up, I'm dying to try them <3

They're vulc, no can do. lol.

I only ask for cupsole models.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ungzilla on April 20, 2017, 09:47:46 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSRRacqDoPX/?taken-by=endlessgrind (https://www.instagram.com/p/BSRRacqDoPX/?taken-by=endlessgrind)

never saw this colorway of the 868 in this thread. looks cool though.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on April 20, 2017, 09:49:54 AM
Those 868s are so sexy. I still can't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of shoes though.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 20, 2017, 09:05:38 PM
Those 868s are so sexy. I still can't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of shoes though.

Do they cost like $110? Expensive for sure, but the sample pair I skated for around 2 monts months showed no signs of wear. Could have skated them longer but I switched up to try another NB# model.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 21, 2017, 12:56:10 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTIFQROAecX/?taken-by=nbnumeric (https://www.instagram.com/p/BTIFQROAecX/?taken-by=nbnumeric)
(http://i.imgur.com/lLOElCO.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on April 21, 2017, 06:48:55 AM
Please Tate or whoever I need some sizing help, how is the sizing on the 598?
I'm a 9 on everything except de 533s that I purchased in 9,5
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on April 21, 2017, 07:09:46 AM
Those 868s are so sexy. I still can't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of shoes though.

Do they cost like $110? Expensive for sure, but the sample pair I skated for around 2 monts months showed no signs of wear. Could have skated them longer but I switched up to try another NB# model.


Yeah they're 110$. If they last that long maybe I'll just have to sack up and buy a pair though.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Ineffable Epoch on April 21, 2017, 09:24:36 AM
Please Tate or whoever I need some sizing help, how is the sizing on the 598?
I'm a 9 on everything except de 533s that I purchased in 9,5

I have a 533 and a 598 both in 9 and they fit well, but due to my anatomy the 533 feels slightly better than the 598, which is a bit more tight for my wide feet. But as said, the difference is not big enough for me to go for an extra medium size.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ice nine on April 21, 2017, 09:35:48 AM
i saw the green 212's in some photos of agenda this year. after that....nothing? Does that mean they aren't going to come out with them? I know nothing about shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Chuck Gender on April 21, 2017, 01:06:13 PM
Those 868s are so sexy. I still can't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of shoes though.

Do they cost like $110? Expensive for sure, but the sample pair I skated for around 2 monts months showed no signs of wear. Could have skated them longer but I switched up to try another NB# model.


Yeah they're 110$. If they last that long maybe I'll just have to sack up and buy a pair though.

I got them on a good deal for 55? and gave them a shot. Been skating them for approx. 8 sessions or so and the ollie/flick area is already pretty worn.  The rest of the shoe looks pretty much like on the first day. I stopped skating them because of the strong difference in the width between the forefoot and the heel area. I somewhat lost boardfeel when ollieing and my switch tre flips.  Besides that flipping went really well, so I would conclude that it is a good shoe,  but not worth $110. And the breathability is next level.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on April 21, 2017, 01:12:29 PM
Those 868s are so sexy. I still can't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of shoes though.

Do they cost like $110? Expensive for sure, but the sample pair I skated for around 2 monts months showed no signs of wear. Could have skated them longer but I switched up to try another NB# model.


Yeah they're 110$. If they last that long maybe I'll just have to sack up and buy a pair though.

I got them on a good deal for 55? and gave them a shot. Been skating them for approx. 8 sessions or so and the ollie/flick area is already pretty worn.  The rest of the shoe looks pretty much like on the first day. I stopped skating them because of the strong difference in the width between the forefoot and the heel area. I somewhat lost boardfeel when ollieing and my switch tre flips.  Besides that flipping went really well, so I would conclude that it is a good shoe,  but not worth $110. And the breathability is next level.
I just splurged on a pair about a half hour ago. I really hope I disagree with you.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Chuck Gender on April 21, 2017, 01:54:26 PM
Those 868s are so sexy. I still can't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of shoes though.

Do they cost like $110? Expensive for sure, but the sample pair I skated for around 2 monts months showed no signs of wear. Could have skated them longer but I switched up to try another NB# model.


Yeah they're 110$. If they last that long maybe I'll just have to sack up and buy a pair though.

I got them on a good deal for 55? and gave them a shot. Been skating them for approx. 8 sessions or so and the ollie/flick area is already pretty worn.  The rest of the shoe looks pretty much like on the first day. I stopped skating them because of the strong difference in the width between the forefoot and the heel area. I somewhat lost boardfeel when ollieing and my switch tre flips.  Besides that flipping went really well, so I would conclude that it is a good shoe,  but not worth $110. And the breathability is next level.
I just splurged on a pair about a half hour ago. I really hope I disagree with you.

Hope so too, looking forward to your review.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on April 21, 2017, 05:01:27 PM
That's the kindest thing anyone has ever said to me.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: FakieFlipCG on April 28, 2017, 08:19:54 PM
99% sure these aren't the 213s

(https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18095917_236088356872381_1338450128855367680_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on April 28, 2017, 08:28:26 PM
99% sure these aren't the 213s

looks like a 345 high? they actually look better as a high, i like the heel counter being blind stitched on.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Berky on April 29, 2017, 12:32:50 AM
they're the 346's. I weartested them a little while ago
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on April 29, 2017, 07:13:27 AM
99% sure these aren't the 213s


This looks like the setup of a 13 year old girl that just got her first skateboard.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: CreepySweaty on April 30, 2017, 10:54:21 AM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/17494582_1805737679746532_9012116343754850304_n.jpg)

not sure if y'all saw this, but Marquise is wearing a new style in this photo, apparently the NM420.

New Balance's caption mentioned them, but when I asked about the shoes, they edited the caption and responded, "sssh ! Future shit sorry".

really hyped to see a runner-inspired entry into the numeric line <3
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: sports on April 30, 2017, 03:49:01 PM
excited for more runner toe, those look nice
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on May 01, 2017, 05:50:43 AM
God damn it New Balance stop making shoes that I love.
(http://i.imgur.com/9ihqs0P.jpg?1)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jamersonbass on May 02, 2017, 08:04:45 AM
I'm toying with the idea of trying out some NB#'s...  I've only skated Adidas cupsoles for the last 4 years.  Been back to Buz Pro's for the last year and a half.  What cupsole would you guys recommend?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: themanwhomakes on May 02, 2017, 06:00:03 PM
598's are great. Tate and some others discussed them so i tried them out and just bought 3 more pairs. I would recommend going a half size up too. I dont like the insoles so you may want to upgrade. They're pretty damn cheap on tactics right now, definitely worth taking a look.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on May 02, 2017, 08:16:55 PM
This looks like the setup of a 13 year old girl that just got her first skateboard.

Wheel graphic out
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 02, 2017, 09:52:58 PM
598's are great. Tate and some others discussed them so i tried them out and just bought 3 more pairs. I would recommend going a half size up too. I dont like the insoles so you may want to upgrade. They're pretty damn cheap on tactics right now, definitely worth taking a look.

Might be my next shoe after I am done skating the sample 533 v2. I have a couple pairs left of the 598!

But so far the v2 533 has been good, a real upgrade to the original model.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on May 02, 2017, 10:02:16 PM
What did they upgrade?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on May 02, 2017, 10:49:10 PM
What did they upgrade?
It's a secret!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 03, 2017, 09:43:17 PM
What did they upgrade?

The overall construction of the shoe is better than the OG, more stability in the heel area. It may look the same but skates way different.

The lace system is better with the hidden laces. I've skated my pair for 1.5 months, and they still flick good! Usually, once the suede wears out and the rubber is exposed, I am over the shoe. But this shoe skate and lasts a while, so I am sticking with it.

I'll take a pic in a bit to show the wear.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 03, 2017, 10:25:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gzQQ0wN.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on May 04, 2017, 07:57:38 AM
I've been skating mostly the 533 for the last couple of years so I'm a bit nervous about seeing the shoe change.  The biggest concern is that they made the sole thicker in the heel.  Hopefully not?  If the toe are was a bit more flexible I would like that.  But what's up with that tongue? 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on May 04, 2017, 08:34:30 AM
NB if you would like me to start buying your shoes instead of /// let me try out a pair of them black on black 420's!   :o
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: FakieFlipCG on May 04, 2017, 09:43:41 AM
 :o
(http://i.imgur.com/W03rd8D.png)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 04, 2017, 11:22:44 AM
I've been skating mostly the 533 for the last couple of years so I'm a bit nervous about seeing the shoe change.  The biggest concern is that they made the sole thicker in the heel.  Hopefully not?  If the toe are was a bit more flexible I would like that. But what's up with that tongue?

I guess you can hide the laces under the tongue, I don't like the way it look so I don't do it.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on May 06, 2017, 11:28:47 PM
I've been skating mostly the 533 for the last couple of years so I'm a bit nervous about seeing the shoe change.  The biggest concern is that they made the sole thicker in the heel.  Hopefully not?  If the toe are was a bit more flexible I would like that. But what's up with that tongue?

I guess you can hide the laces under the tongue, I don't like the way it look so I don't do it.
its usually a feature found on running shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Stoop Kid 2.0 on May 07, 2017, 08:07:52 AM
I just started skating the 212 over the weekend and I love them. Got the black and white colorway so the rubber toe cap is black and doesn't look like infant shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mini greek on May 08, 2017, 01:04:46 AM
I've been skating mostly the 533 for the last couple of years so I'm a bit nervous about seeing the shoe change.  The biggest concern is that they made the sole thicker in the heel.  Hopefully not?  If the toe are was a bit more flexible I would like that.  But what's up with that tongue? 
Sole is the exact same, it hasn't changed at all.  Only upgrades were made to the upper....
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mini greek on May 08, 2017, 01:07:40 AM
I've been skating mostly the 533 for the last couple of years so I'm a bit nervous about seeing the shoe change.  The biggest concern is that they made the sole thicker in the heel.  Hopefully not?  If the toe are was a bit more flexible I would like that. But what's up with that tongue?

I guess you can hide the laces under the tongue, I don't like the way it look so I don't do it.
its usually a feature found on running shoes.

Its actually based on a pair of cycling shoes, the C600.  You can hide the laces underneath the tongue flap so they don't get caught in your bike chain.  On the 533v2, you can hide them in the eye stay and under the tongue to prevent lace breakage.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: 20matar on May 08, 2017, 12:44:31 PM
I have a question. People in Nike have to offer their skin for the EKIN tattoos if they wanna get ahead in the company, lord knows what Adidas people have to do, but I digress: do people in New Balance have to memorize all of those numbers and the reasoning behind them if they want to go up their NB ranks? It's weird, but I'm sure there is a science to it.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on May 09, 2017, 05:42:31 PM
It will be interesting to see if the public freaks out about the "instability" and "ankle ruin" of the runner heel on NB's offering like everyone did (unfounded) with the Silas SLR. The SLR was one of the most stable skate shoes I've ever had on my feet and were never given the chance by a lot of people because of the runner heel.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 09, 2017, 06:27:05 PM
It will be interesting to see if the public freaks out about the "instability" and "ankle ruin" of the runner heel on NB's offering like everyone did (unfounded) with the Silas SLR. The SLR was one of the most stable skate shoes I've ever had on my feet and were never given the chance by a lot of people because of the runner heel.
yeah, Rowley XLT's skated great too!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on May 09, 2017, 08:24:22 PM
(https://photos-6.dropbox.com/t/2/AAB65c2MVSwOjiiFNtSOgklhttYBUfkifz91rlpciBSJ1A/12/592388172/png/32x32/1/_/1/2/IMG_2220.PNG/EO6f9uIEGE8gAigC/Uw_OWVgbJD-tdRpRSI7Oe3k2tXUnBsVOMdoc5xud6aA?size=1600x1200&size_mode=3)
franky villani insta
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Second Division on May 09, 2017, 08:30:14 PM
I have a question. People in Nike have to offer their skin for the EKIN tattoos if they wanna get ahead in the company, lord knows what Adidas people have to do, but I digress: do people in New Balance have to memorize all of those numbers and the reasoning behind them if they want to go up their NB ranks? It's weird, but I'm sure there is a science to it.

there is somewhat of a science to it... in general, lower numbers are more basic shoes, higher more tech. Then the secondary numbers (at least in running) stand for some platform (ie: 1240 would be pretty tech, and like helps pronation or stability or something).
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on May 10, 2017, 10:29:41 PM
I've been skating mostly the 533 for the last couple of years so I'm a bit nervous about seeing the shoe change.  The biggest concern is that they made the sole thicker in the heel.  Hopefully not?  If the toe are was a bit more flexible I would like that.  But what's up with that tongue? 
Sole is the exact same, it hasn't changed at all.  Only upgrades were made to the upper....
Damn, not sure if it was because it was a sample but the pair I had begun separate from the sole and midsole
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 15, 2017, 12:21:52 AM
Lacing up a new 533 v2 pair.

(http://i.imgur.com/TwszK3zl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on May 15, 2017, 03:12:08 PM
Lacing up a new 533 v2 pair.

These look so good! Can't wait to try a pair when they come out. I like to pop my tongues over my pants, how would this tongue lace pocket look with the tongue popped? Worried I might have to stitch or glue it together.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on May 15, 2017, 04:09:43 PM
Those v2 look really good.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on June 15, 2017, 11:15:47 AM
anyone have any more info on those 420's?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on June 21, 2017, 08:29:34 AM
(http://www.nullozinejr.com/zine/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IMG_6106-1.jpg)

My one complaint about the 533 is the stiffness in the front area so I gave them a custom hyperfeel.  I've skated them for a couple weeks now.  They are holding up fine and the added flexibility is great. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 21, 2017, 09:33:26 PM


My one complaint about the 533 is the stiffness in the front area so I gave them a custom hyperfeel.  I've skated them for a couple weeks now.  They are holding up fine and the added flexibility is great. 

Have you tried to microwave them before skating them? I didn't do that the first couple pairs I got and they were stiff as hell.

Ever since then, I microwave every pair and they feel perfectly broken in out of the box feel.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on June 21, 2017, 10:31:58 PM
Seriously considering trying those PJs. They look unreal.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 22, 2017, 01:41:38 AM
I'm not into microwaving shoes, so I took the time to break them in by walking and cruising with the skate. I've been skating them for 6-7 sessions and I have the feeling they will last at least 40-50 sessions. The outsole is like new, and the suede is super fucking durable. I really recommend them.
Also if you're a heelflipper, like Tate said, the canvas on the collar part tend to rip easy. I hope they will fix it by putting a better material, like ballistic nylon or something.
NB# is doing a great job. I hope they continue to progress organically the way they are doing right now.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on June 22, 2017, 08:41:24 AM
Have you tried to microwave them before skating them? I didn't do that the first couple pairs I got and they were stiff as hell.

Yeah I microwave them too for about a minute.  That's what caused the bubbling on the N.  I still want them a little more flexible though.  I'm one of those people that wishes I could skate in vulcanized shoes, but it hurts me too much.  The 533s kind of skate like vulcs, just stiff.  I really like that the sole is flat unlike most cupsoles that have heel lift.  Can't wait to try the v2s in like a month I think?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 22, 2017, 11:32:47 AM
Have you tried to microwave them before skating them? I didn't do that the first couple pairs I got and they were stiff as hell.

Yeah I microwave them too for about a minute.  That's what caused the bubbling on the N.  I still want them a little more flexible though.  I'm one of those people that wishes I could skate in vulcanized shoes, but it hurts me too much.  The 533s kind of skate like vulcs, just stiff.  I really like that the sole is flat unlike most cupsoles that have heel lift.  Can't wait to try the v2s in like a month I think?

I think July they come out. Been skating a pair since the fall of last year, early sample models to the recently finalized pair.

They are great, love the shoe lace protection and better support in the heel area. Sole is pretty much the shoe. But the upper is much improved.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on June 23, 2017, 04:35:34 AM
(http://www.nullozinejr.com/zine/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IMG_6106-1.jpg)

My one complaint about the 533 is the stiffness in the front area so I gave them a custom hyperfeel.  I've skated them for a couple weeks now.  They are holding up fine and the added flexibility is great. 
damn, you a wild boy.
they do take forever to break in though, but its worth it.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on June 27, 2017, 12:53:09 PM
How are the 598's in comparison to the 533's support wise? Never skated NB before but they look like a really functional cupsole that would last. Local shop carries them and I'm tempted as ever to try em out. I tried the 505's on and didn't feel they had enough heel support and no removable insole.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: JAesop on June 27, 2017, 01:48:33 PM
How are the 598's in comparison to the 533's support wise? Never skated NB before but they look like a really functional cupsole that would last. Local shop carries them and I'm tempted as ever to try em out. I tried the 505's on and didn't feel they had enough heel support and no removable insole.




I don't know about the diff between the two but the 598's are really stiff at first. It didn't stop me from skating four pairs in a row though...super durable shoe with good arch support and heel lock. Get at least a half size up because the toe box is tight. My only complaint is that for some reason the newest pair I own have a much harder sole.  It can hurt landing hard sometimes because there is no flex during impact.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on June 30, 2017, 04:27:28 PM
hey Rothdigga/Tate, whats up with the new balance am stuff? has anyone seen it?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 02, 2017, 09:48:22 PM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/new-balance-numeric-arrivals-1
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6_30_17nb505_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1498854381)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6_30_17nb868_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1498854387)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6_30_17nb213_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1498854391)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6_30_17nb254_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1498854397)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6-22-17NBN344Wht1_680x1024.jpg?v=1498854401)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 04, 2017, 01:56:38 PM
Microwaved and ready to go!

(http://i.imgur.com/0fWCnodl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shotformeat on July 07, 2017, 03:12:49 AM
New PJ's out now http://www.newbalance.com/pd/533v2/NM553-V2.html#color=White_with_Sea%20Salt_and_Gold&width=D (http://www.newbalance.com/pd/533v2/NM553-V2.html#color=White_with_Sea%20Salt_and_Gold&width=D)

Can't wait for these! Too many good colour ways to choose from, especially if those black black gum ones tate posted above are coming out too. Some more upcoming colour ways here -
(http://brighttradeshow.com/media/img/news/NB1_463390379.jpg)
(http://brighttradeshow.com/media/img/news/NB_274099277.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on July 07, 2017, 03:24:34 AM
Tried some Numerics on the outlet, black leather ones with a bear on them, not sure of the style. Felt pretty good actually, pretty sure they are  going to be my next skate shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 11, 2017, 09:41:38 PM
Thanks NB# for the 533v2. My FAVORITE current skate shoes.

(http://i.imgur.com/i0EecjJl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on July 12, 2017, 07:15:52 AM
Tried some Numerics on the outlet, black leather ones with a bear on them, not sure of the style. Felt pretty good actually, pretty sure they are  going to be my next skate shoes.

That's the Levi Brown Logan 637. I think they may have discontinued the Logan 637 entirely. I don't think it did very well for them at retail. Everyone complained about it being stiff but it is/was far and away my favorite shoe NB# made. Snug, slim, and close to the foot. Narrow toe box and great heel lock. Huge fan. I still have a few pair in the box waiting to skate.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on July 12, 2017, 01:18:43 PM
That's a good looking box Tate!!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 12, 2017, 09:41:20 PM
That's a good looking box Tate!!

Thanks! Really is my favorite shoe, might not even skate another NB# model for a while. I'll stick with these guys. Grip, durability, this model has it all. A vast improvement over the 1'st model!

I also never will rip a shoe lace again in these shoes.  ;D
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on July 13, 2017, 05:46:07 AM
Tried some Numerics on the outlet, black leather ones with a bear on them, not sure of the style. Felt pretty good actually, pretty sure they are  going to be my next skate shoes.

That's the Levi Brown Logan 637. I think they may have discontinued the Logan 637 entirely. I don't think it did very well for them at retail. Everyone complained about it being stiff but it is/was far and away my favorite shoe NB# made. Snug, slim, and close to the foot. Narrow toe box and great heel lock. Huge fan. I still have a few pair in the box waiting to skate.

How about sizes?
I tried 10s on at the outlet, and they seemed fine even though I am a 9 usually. I just ordered PJs online too...in 10s. Hope they will be ok.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: OldManSkate on July 13, 2017, 09:28:36 AM
That's a good looking box Tate!!

Thanks! Really is my favorite shoe, might not even skate another NB# model for a while. I'll stick with these guys. Grip, durability, this model has it all. A vast improvement over the 1'st model!

I also never will rip a shoe lace again in these shoes.  ;D
How do they fit? Pretty narrow?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 13, 2017, 11:37:02 AM
That's a good looking box Tate!!

Thanks! Really is my favorite shoe, might not even skate another NB# model for a while. I'll stick with these guys. Grip, durability, this model has it all. A vast improvement over the 1'st model!

I also never will rip a shoe lace again in these shoes.  ;D
How do they fit? Pretty narrow?

Yah, go up .5 if you have a wide foot. I felt like the first couple of same pairs, the sizing was off. I think they fixed it now. I go true to size pairs and they fit me fine!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bizarro Jerry on July 13, 2017, 07:44:45 PM
Is it just me or do the new 533 v2 look kinda bulkier than the v1s?  I also don't really get the lace covering tounge flap thing.  The 533 were pretty much perfect shoes to begin with.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 14, 2017, 01:40:57 PM
http://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/agenda-preview-day-1/ (http://skateboarding.transworld.net/photos/agenda-preview-day-1/)
(http://cdn.skateboarding.transworld.net/blogs.dir/440/files/2017/07/DSC_0291-970x649.jpg)
(http://cdn.skateboarding.transworld.net/blogs.dir/440/files/2017/07/DSC_0290-970x649.jpg)
(http://cdn.skateboarding.transworld.net/blogs.dir/440/files/2017/07/DSC_0289-970x649.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on July 14, 2017, 01:50:48 PM
I wanna see some new 288's
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on July 15, 2017, 09:06:31 AM
Just got some 533's and they definitely feel like they'll skate really good when they break in. I have narrow feet and usually wear size 9.5-10 depending on how snug I want to fit. I got these in size 10 and the length is fine, but narrow in the toe area. Probably 10.5 would have been ideal -- why are these so damn stiff out of the box?? I'm going to try microwaving these
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on July 18, 2017, 12:03:04 AM
Mine came today...I ended up ordering 10s. The PJs fit perfectly and feel so good on. Wow.
I ordered Arto too, to get the free shipping, and they are a little loose in 10s...but manageable.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on July 19, 2017, 12:32:33 PM
TATE with the 533v2 having dropped there are some great deals on the og version ... if I wanted to give the shoe another go, should I cop the v1 at a discount knowing it will probably feel more worth the money or are the v2 that much better?  ( feel free to sell me a pair of your v2s if you'd like 😉😉 )
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 19, 2017, 12:52:32 PM
TATE with the 533v2 having dropped there are some great deals on the og version ... if I wanted to give the shoe another go, should I cop the v1 at a discount knowing it will probably feel more worth the money or are the v2 that much better?  ( feel free to sell me a pair of your v2s if you'd like 😉😉 )

I would say get the v2, seems like everything that was wrong with the OG version (to me) like the heel padding stuffing coming apart has been fixed with some type of ballistic mesh? Ripping laces, ankle area not enough cushion, and the sizing issue has been fixed on the v2.

The v2 has the same sole and outsole like the v1 so it's definitely good in those parts. But like the OG pairs, the v2 is still stiff as shit. I def had to microwave them a little to break them in.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Master of slams on July 20, 2017, 03:30:06 AM
Hows the fit on 598? Any comments on boardfeel? I know its a cupsole, but how are they? I tried skating ishods, but they were too narrow for my feet  :(

I've been skating HUF classics and vans sk8 hi for the the past few years and kinda wanted to try something new...

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on July 20, 2017, 08:33:24 AM
I think it was mentioned on here the 598s get more flexible than 533s when broken in.

I can't get the 533 sole to flex as much as I need, mainly in the toe area. Been trying to wear them in for a only a week, maybe 3-4 hours skating. It's an excellent shoe structurally, the secure fit is really nice but I have zero board feel. I always skate cupsoles but I've never had shoes remain so rigid, It even hurts my feet landing on the ground because there's no flex -- is this how the shoe stays through its entire life?  :-[
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: E on July 20, 2017, 11:41:13 AM
I think it was mentioned on here the 598s get more flexible than 533s when broken in.

I can't get the 533 sole to flex as much as I need, mainly in the toe area. Been trying to wear them in for a only a week, maybe 3-4 hours skating. It's an excellent shoe structurally, the secure fit is really nice but I have zero board feel. I always skate cupsoles but I've never had shoes remain so rigid, It even hurts my feet landing on the ground because there's no flex -- is this how the shoe stays through its entire life?  :-[

Give it some more time. I don't microwave them I just wear them around for a few weeks before skating them. They def. get less stiff over time.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on July 21, 2017, 01:32:09 AM
I'd say the soles of the 533s remain almost brick for the first 8-10 hours of skating. Then from the 10th hour, every single session is better than the one before. I've been skating the 533s since early June, between 2 and 4 hours a week, and I feel they are on the best point right now. Still plenty of life. I can see myself skating those until september and get around 80 hours of skating them.

I had them on sale, but that's one of the few shoes that I'd be ok to buy full price, because they really deliver.

Really a good shoe if you're willing to put some time into breaking them.

I want to try the V2s once I go through all the other shoes I have still to skate. I'm a heelflipper so the reinforcement on the collar will be a great thing.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 24, 2017, 09:57:36 PM
I'd say the soles of the 533s remain almost brick for the first 8-10 hours of skating. Then from the 10th hour, every single session is better than the one before. I've been skating the 533s since early June, between 2 and 4 hours a week, and I feel they are on the best point right now. Still plenty of life. I can see myself skating those until september and get around 80 hours of skating them.

I had them on sale, but that's one of the few shoes that I'd be ok to buy full price, because they really deliver.

Really a good shoe if you're willing to put some time into breaking them.

I want to try the V2s once I go through all the other shoes I have still to skate. I'm a heelflipper so the reinforcement on the collar will be a great thing.


Yep, that part is fixed with the V2. In the OG pair, the stuffing out come out after that part ripped and it was really annoying.

I do a lot of sw heels and no rips in either shoe. I've skated the shoe for maybe a month or so.

(http://i.imgur.com/Gey5Debl.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on July 26, 2017, 11:07:17 PM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 26, 2017, 11:24:53 PM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.
that's crazy dude, talk to user: rothmyer?
I was going to drop some funds on the canvas white version a while back, kinda glad I didn't
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on July 27, 2017, 12:03:37 AM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.
that's crazy dude, talk to user: rothmyer?
I was going to drop some funds on the canvas white version a while back, kinda glad I didn't

Emailed pics to NB here, see what they say...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 27, 2017, 12:12:04 AM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.
that's crazy dude, talk to user: rothmyer?
I was going to drop some funds on the canvas white version a while back, kinda glad I didn't

Emailed pics to NB here, see what they say...

Maybe hit up their customer service as well?

http://www.newbalance.com/customerservice (http://www.newbalance.com/customerservice)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on July 27, 2017, 12:16:45 AM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.
that's crazy dude, talk to user: rothmyer?
I was going to drop some funds on the canvas white version a while back, kinda glad I didn't

Emailed pics to NB here, see what they say...

Maybe hit up their customer service as well?

http://www.newbalance.com/customerservice (http://www.newbalance.com/customerservice)

Yeah, I emailed their customer service over here...see what they say.
Thanks.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on July 27, 2017, 09:07:52 AM
Stoked on how well the 533's are holding up after 20+ hours of skating now. I couldn't skate in them for shit and was about to give up until around 8 hours in. They are getting better every session like others have said.

Didn't rip laces until 15 hours in which was unexpected. Tre flips are harder to flip right as I can't curl my toes over the board enough, but otherwise most of the board control is back.

The break in period is daunting.. and you have to do more than just walk around in them before they start skating good, cause the lip on the cupsole is not rounded off. Only doing flip tricks helps smoothen that out but with the harder rubber it takes awhile. I guess that is the trade off for durability.

NB#, make the toe area more flexible and this will be the best cupsole out there by FAR. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get another pair.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on July 27, 2017, 04:31:22 PM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.

Hey, hit me with a DM if customer service doesn't sort you out after you emailed them.  I don't want anyone to leave you hanging!
Thanks man. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on July 27, 2017, 06:03:36 PM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.

Hey, hit me with a DM if customer service doesn't sort you out after you emailed them.  I don't want anyone to leave you hanging!
Thanks man. 

Wow. Thanks, I wasnt expecting that.
We need more people like you on here.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 08, 2017, 08:36:17 PM
Laced up a new pair of the 533 v2.


(https://preview.ibb.co/gLs2cF/05333.jpg) (https://ibb.co/db664v)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on August 08, 2017, 09:02:31 PM
Laced up a new pair of the 533 v2.


(https://preview.ibb.co/gLs2cF/05333.jpg) (https://ibb.co/db664v)

My replacements came in the mail too.
Stoked as. Can't wait to try them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 08, 2017, 10:21:10 PM
how many pairs of kicks you sittin on at the moment Asakusa?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on August 08, 2017, 11:07:52 PM
how many pairs of kicks you sittin on at the moment Asakusa?


Couple....
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 09, 2017, 01:13:35 AM
how many pairs of kicks you sittin on at the moment Asakusa?
Couple....
haha, all good mate I'm just projecting as I'm sitting on 3 myself
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on August 09, 2017, 03:29:49 AM
how many pairs of kicks you sittin on at the moment Asakusa?
Couple....
haha, all good mate I'm just projecting as I'm sitting on 3 myself

I need to take my socks off to count mine...nearly all of them are bargain sale shoes too.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on August 09, 2017, 01:42:45 PM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.

Hey, hit me with a DM if customer service doesn't sort you out after you emailed them.  I don't want anyone to leave you hanging!
Thanks man. 

Rothdigga is a fucking stand up guy
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on August 11, 2017, 09:19:58 AM
Has anybody else had an issue like this....my Artos started coming apart after one week and I haven't even skated them yet.
Just from walking around, maybe its because they are from the first run...? No idea really.

Hey, hit me with a DM if customer service doesn't sort you out after you emailed them.  I don't want anyone to leave you hanging!
Thanks man. 

Rothdigga is a fucking stand up guy


For real ... NB# should give him a code that we can link to the site through to buy shoes where he gets a kickback from it.  I know a few people in different industries with situations like that.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on August 11, 2017, 08:08:45 PM
Stoked on how well the 533's are holding up after 20+ hours of skating now. I couldn't skate in them for shit and was about to give up until around 8 hours in. They are getting better every session like others have said.

Didn't rip laces until 15 hours in which was unexpected. Tre flips are harder to flip right as I can't curl my toes over the board enough, but otherwise most of the board control is back.

The break in period is daunting.. and you have to do more than just walk around in them before they start skating good, cause the lip on the cupsole is not rounded off. Only doing flip tricks helps smoothen that out but with the harder rubber it takes awhile. I guess that is the trade off for durability.

NB#, make the toe area more flexible and this will be the best cupsole out there by FAR. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and get another pair.

For those with issues breaking in shoes do you guys ever just flex the shit out of the sole before skating them? I always do it with my skate shoes and it makes them super easy to break in when you actually wear them cuz the rubber is already flexed & stretched out. I roll them up, bend them in multiple directions, twist them, all that good shit for like 5 minutes straight. usually takes me a session or 2 to break in any shoe I've ever skated.

i haven't skated the newer ones, but i did a shoe review on the 533s when they first came out and from what I remember the sole wasn't all that hard to break in. I know it has that revlite foam midsole and like any cupsole with that kind of midsole construction you gotta really mush up that foam even moreso than your typical rubber sole which can be kind of bitch, but nothing a little extra effort can't fix. anything with a foam midsole I have creased up pretty good before i even skate em

Anyways, I've been looking to return to these and try out the V2's as soon as the weather cools off and I'm skating in pants again. I really like what they did with hidden lace loops and that pocket on the tongue.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: bbk on August 12, 2017, 09:54:55 AM
I always do that too, but even with multiple times of doing it and skating them around 10 times they're still stiff as fuck, I gave up on them. It's the black/gum Ndure model so the upper is stiff as fuck as well.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on August 14, 2017, 10:52:22 PM
the 212's (with FP KO's) are the best toe cap shoe experience i've had thus far.  got them 1/2 size smaller than 533's
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on August 15, 2017, 08:19:03 AM
533 v2's definitely fit true to size now, yet some sites still suggest half sizing up based on the issue with first version. Will be a big ole waste of time if you do that.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Willie on August 15, 2017, 11:54:23 AM
What's the story on the 288? I think they look decent but reading up on them they seem to be more of a price point shoe?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on August 15, 2017, 06:00:12 PM
533 v2's definitely fit true to size now, yet some sites still suggest half sizing up based on the issue with first version. Will be a big ole waste of time if you do that.

I went a half size up in the V2's still.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on August 15, 2017, 08:23:15 PM
What's the story on the 288? I think they look decent but reading up on them they seem to be more of a price point shoe?
they fit true to size and feel like a flatter soled busenitz pro.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 15, 2017, 11:19:43 PM
tom knox is wearing an interesting colorway of that runner/tech shoe in the tricolor intro
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 15, 2017, 11:54:17 PM
tom knox is wearing an interesting colorway of that runner/tech shoe in the tricolor intro

Where he is just pushing? That colorway has been out for a while.
NB#868
(http://www.rippedlaces.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NB868-Icy.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 16, 2017, 01:18:38 AM
tom knox is wearing an interesting colorway of that runner/tech shoe in the tricolor intro

Where he is just pushing? That colorway has been out for a while.
NB#868


Oh bummer.  The blues and greys looked a lot darker on his feet in the video.  
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on August 16, 2017, 01:21:01 AM
533 v2's definitely fit true to size now, yet some sites still suggest half sizing up based on the issue with first version. Will be a big ole waste of time if you do that.

I went a half size up in the V2's still.
Ah fuck, I want to know what's the truth? I mean if they have just changed the upper and not the sole, I guess it shouldn't be a big change in terms of sizing? I could be wrong because I guess some factors like the amount of foam and the shape of the toe can have tome impact on the fit.

Rothdigga can you give us some feedback on some change in the fit? Also, Some colorways in the NB# are not avaiblable in Europe, do you know if the white/gold colorway of the 533 V2 will be avaibable? (for now it's just navy/gold and black/gold)

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on August 16, 2017, 03:03:19 AM
tom knox is wearing an interesting colorway of that runner/tech shoe in the tricolor intro

Where he is just pushing? That colorway has been out for a while.
NB#868


Oh bummer.  The blues and greys looked a lot darker on his feet in the video.  

Maybe this is a filtered photo. I dont know why but I love this CW!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on August 16, 2017, 09:09:21 AM
tom knox is wearing an interesting colorway of that runner/tech shoe in the tricolor intro

Where he is just pushing? That colorway has been out for a while.
NB#868


Oh bummer.  The blues and greys looked a lot darker on his feet in the video.  

Maybe this is a filtered photo. I dont know why but I love this CW!
i have these shoes. the blue grey does look a little bit darker in person
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 16, 2017, 12:28:34 PM
tom knox is wearing an interesting colorway of that runner/tech shoe in the tricolor intro

Where he is just pushing? That colorway has been out for a while.
NB#868


Oh bummer.  The blues and greys looked a lot darker on his feet in the video.  

Maybe this is a filtered photo. I dont know why but I love this CW!
i have these shoes. the blue grey does look a little bit darker in person

I don't get why shoe companies do that. Every shoe photo adidas posts on IG is super washed out
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 17, 2017, 11:51:51 AM
Wore the 505 today to break them in, the same sole as the 598. So they are STIFF as hell. Definitely, needs to be broken in.

(http://i.imgur.com/TbWQJS5l.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: IanBZHD on August 18, 2017, 09:32:29 AM
Wore the 505 today to break them in, the same sole as the 598. So they are STIFF as hell. Definitely, needs to be broken in.

(http://i.imgur.com/TbWQJS5l.jpg)
Tate, I've been looking at this model a ton. I haven't tried any NB# shoes yet, but I see the team skating the 505 quite a bit and I like the classic court style shaped toe-box.

I know there's a lot of love for the 533's, but can you let us know how the 505 feel in comparison to the 598 and 533? I'm worried they'll look like clown shoes on my feet and not fit my foot shape.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 18, 2017, 01:06:27 PM
Wore the 505 today to break them in, the same sole as the 598. So they are STIFF as hell. Definitely, needs to be broken in.


Tate, I've been looking at this model a ton. I haven't tried any NB# shoes yet, but I see the team skating the 505 quite a bit and I like the classic court style shaped toe-box.

I know there's a lot of love for the 533's, but can you let us know how the 505 feel in comparison to the 598 and 533? I'm worried they'll look like clown shoes on my feet and not fit my foot shape.

I haven't skated in them yet, but the 505 feels like the 598. The Same sole and I feel like the same fit. They're not long looking if you have like a 12+ size shoe?

The 505 fit is a little looser than the 533, those are slimmer in the forefoot area but no need to size up, it'll eventually stretch. Once I break in the 505, I will skate in them for sure.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on August 19, 2017, 11:45:13 AM
I'm curious to hear what you think about the 505 having come from the 533's. When I tried the 505's on they felt like they didnt have much impact support but probably alright with some insoles and surely would break in quicker. 533s are the mutha fuckin truth though, I didn't even replace the insoles which I've been doing for my last xx pair of shoes. I'm gonna keep skating 533s for a long time hopefully. Switching shoes is a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 19, 2017, 08:55:54 PM
I'm curious to hear what you think about the 505 having come from the 533's. When I tried the 505's on they felt like they didnt have much impact support but probably alright with some insoles and surely would break in quicker. 533s are the mutha fuckin truth though, I didn't even replace the insoles which I've been doing for my last xx pair of shoes. I'm gonna keep skating 533s for a long time hopefully. Switching shoes is a pain in the ass.

I might not even skate in the 505. I've been skating the 533 v2 for a while, had the sample back in October of last year and currently skating them now. Maybe like 10+ pairs from then till now.

The fit and feel are perfect for me, I don't want to mess that up by skating a new model.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: wuust on August 20, 2017, 07:39:57 AM
anyone able to post a screengrab of the shoes marquise is skating in the intro of tricolor? look like a dc lynx runner toe NB model.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on August 20, 2017, 07:48:59 AM
anyone able to post a screengrab of the shoes marquise is skating in the intro of tricolor? look like a dc lynx runner toe NB model.

Just go to youtube and watch the 1440p version and pause it when you see them
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on August 20, 2017, 09:21:13 AM
anyone able to post a screengrab of the shoes marquise is skating in the intro of tricolor? look like a dc lynx runner toe NB model.

Just go to youtube and watch the 1440p version and pause it when you see them
he has a couple clips wearing straight trainers from what i can tell.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on August 20, 2017, 04:30:19 PM
damn, just realized the insoles in the v2's are shittier than before... they arent that polyurethane material but rather some foam that feels really easy to pack down when i pinch it. Sucks that these cost 90 bucks yet likely need to replace the insoles. fuuuuuuuuuuck

Anyone know why they would cheap out on the insole material with the new version, other than cutting costs?

To any rep from new balance reading this; PM me and we can discuss taking this post down in exchange for a few pair of v2's. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on August 21, 2017, 07:51:55 AM
You are fucking crazy
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on August 21, 2017, 08:00:13 AM
I rocked the v2's for a few weeks and liked them way more than the og 533s.  The fit is so much better.  I like the new insole way more too.  They are actually soft and forgiving rather than the hard ones in the og models.  That' my opinion. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Firebert on August 21, 2017, 08:02:06 AM
Yeah I gotta say that first insole was terrible. Just super hard rubber. I'd rather have super soft ortholite any day....

Rubbery's post makes me want to buy the new version even more.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 21, 2017, 12:23:15 PM
anyone able to post a screengrab of the shoes marquise is skating in the intro of tricolor? look like a dc lynx runner toe NB model.

I heard he's just skating an NB420 model. There are no skate ones yet, but I think they will have a skate version in 2018.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on August 21, 2017, 01:30:18 PM
anyone able to post a screengrab of the shoes marquise is skating in the intro of tricolor? look like a dc lynx runner toe NB model.

I heard he's just skating an NB420 model. There are no skate ones yet, but I think they will have a skate version in 2018.


I skated a pair of Adidas that weren't a skate model and they lasted longer than most skate shoes I've bought.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Krooked antihero on August 21, 2017, 11:43:27 PM
anyone able to post a screengrab of the shoes marquise is skating in the intro of tricolor? look like a dc lynx runner toe NB model.

I heard he's just skating an NB420 model. There are no skate ones yet, but I think they will have a skate version in 2018.


I skated a pair of Adidas that weren't a skate model and they lasted longer than most skate shoes I've bought.
Most of non-skate shoes skates better and lasts longer than skate ones...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on August 22, 2017, 12:14:06 AM
Quote from: Krooked antihero  link=topic=89457.msg2676856#msg2676856 date=1503384207
anyone able to post a screengrab of the shoes marquise is skating in the intro of tricolor? look like a dc lynx runner toe NB model.

I heard he's just skating an NB420 model. There are no skate ones yet, but I think they will have a skate version in 2018.


I skated a pair of Adidas that weren't a skate model and they lasted longer than most skate shoes I've bought.
Most of non-skate shoes skates better and lasts longer than skate ones...
It's almost as if some of these companies are making their shoes for skateboarding less durable.

Praise be to New Balance# on this forsaken day.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 22, 2017, 01:26:26 PM
Any one try the 288? They keep catching my eye.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Seadramon on August 22, 2017, 01:58:44 PM
anyone able to post a screengrab of the shoes marquise is skating in the intro of tricolor? look like a dc lynx runner toe NB model.

I heard he's just skating an NB420 model. There are no skate ones yet, but I think they will have a skate version in 2018.



I'm planning on replacing my 420's and skating them once I do. I've been wanting the skate in them forever. I'll keep ya'll posted.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on August 24, 2017, 04:27:32 PM
I needed a new pair of shoes and, after watching PJ's latest part, was compelled to try out a pair of 533s. They were pretty tight, though I'd recently gotten through a pair of 358s of the same size that were completely fine, so I persevered.

After wearing them at the office for the past couple of days, my feet are a wreck. I'm pretty bummed out about the sizing and will see if NB will exchange them, but I can't wear these to drive, never mind to skate.

Hopefully the sizing gets less haphazard.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: GAY on August 24, 2017, 05:29:55 PM
Numbers are stressful to me and they way NB names their shoes causes me a great deal of stress.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on August 24, 2017, 10:11:07 PM
Numbers are stressful to me and they way NB names their shoes causes me a great deal of stress.

Totally the opposite- can't wait for the 90210 and the 9176922706 collabs.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 25, 2017, 12:39:09 PM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/numeric-868
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Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on September 25, 2017, 07:59:08 PM
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Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on September 25, 2017, 08:02:30 PM
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Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jpmulls on September 25, 2017, 08:29:02 PM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/numeric-868
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/8_25_17numeric868_blog_680x1024.jpg?v=1506363790)
These are going to look so good on Tom Knox
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Cherb on September 25, 2017, 08:51:13 PM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/numeric-868

These are going to look so good on Tom Knox
That's an odd thing to say. . . But I couldn't agree more.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 27, 2017, 07:22:55 PM
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These look nice, being mid if I do cop I'll slap some actually cushioned insoles.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on October 03, 2017, 08:17:34 AM
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Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on October 30, 2017, 02:44:03 PM
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Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on October 30, 2017, 03:47:24 PM
damn, just realized the insoles in the v2's are shittier than before... they arent that polyurethane material but rather some foam that feels really easy to pack down when i pinch it. Sucks that these cost 90 bucks yet likely need to replace the insoles. fuuuuuuuuuuck

Anyone know why they would cheap out on the insole material with the new version, other than cutting costs?

To any rep from new balance reading this; PM me and we can discuss taking this post down in exchange for a few pair of v2's. Thanks!

I believe the footbeds on the V2's were changed to what PJ actually wanted.  He likes a softer insole as opposed to the harder and denser ones we use on other shoes.  I think it's just a matter of personal preference.  It definitely wasn't a cost cutting measure.  Our insoles are some of the better ones on the market.  Hope that helps!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on October 30, 2017, 03:48:36 PM
Any one try the 288? They keep catching my eye.

I'm a little jaded obviously since I work here at NB#, but ever since the 288 came out, that's all I skate.  Now granted, I'm a 45 year old dude who mostly gets down on curbs and ledges, but still, they're so perfect for skating. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Berky on October 30, 2017, 04:36:19 PM
Anyone else part of the weartest program? I ve been apart of it for a while and lately they havent sent me any shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on October 30, 2017, 04:59:41 PM
Anyone else part of the weartest program? I ve been apart of it for a while and lately they havent sent me any shoes.

I was for two different models. The first time they sent me the 637 that were a size bigger than I listed I was. I also put that I prefer to skate vulcs instead of tech cupsoles. Next they send me the 868... which I will say was a great shoe. Just not my style, as I said. I never got another pair after that. Oh well. It was cool while it lasted. Thanks NB# for the temporary opportunity to try out some new shoes. Wish I was still getting to do that but I'm sure there's a million kids out there that will put the sample shoes through a hell of a lot more than I will.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Firebert on October 31, 2017, 07:08:20 AM
damn, just realized the insoles in the v2's are shittier than before... they arent that polyurethane material but rather some foam that feels really easy to pack down when i pinch it. Sucks that these cost 90 bucks yet likely need to replace the insoles. fuuuuuuuuuuck

Anyone know why they would cheap out on the insole material with the new version, other than cutting costs?

To any rep from new balance reading this; PM me and we can discuss taking this post down in exchange for a few pair of v2's. Thanks!

I believe the footbeds on the V2's were changed to what PJ actually wanted.  He likes a softer insole as opposed to the harder and denser ones we use on other shoes.  I think it's just a matter of personal preference.  It definitely wasn't a cost cutting measure.  Our insoles are some of the better ones on the market.  Hope that helps!

I also prefer a soft insole, are there any other models that are going to use this insole? Also, on the 288, do I need to go a half size up like previous runs?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on October 31, 2017, 12:52:24 PM
damn, just realized the insoles in the v2's are shittier than before... they arent that polyurethane material but rather some foam that feels really easy to pack down when i pinch it. Sucks that these cost 90 bucks yet likely need to replace the insoles. fuuuuuuuuuuck

Anyone know why they would cheap out on the insole material with the new version, other than cutting costs?

To any rep from new balance reading this; PM me and we can discuss taking this post down in exchange for a few pair of v2's. Thanks!

I believe the footbeds on the V2's were changed to what PJ actually wanted.  He likes a softer insole as opposed to the harder and denser ones we use on other shoes.  I think it's just a matter of personal preference.  It definitely wasn't a cost cutting measure.  Our insoles are some of the better ones on the market.  Hope that helps!

I also prefer a soft insole, are there any other models that are going to use this insole? Also, on the 288, do I need to go a half size up like previous runs?

The 288's actually use the softer insole as well.  I normally wear an 11.5 in everything and the 288's fit exactly true for me.  They're more narrow but for whatever reason, it's so perfect on my foot.  A lot of shoe stuff has to do with what works for your foot shape in my opinion and for me, the 288 is just right on the money. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Firebert on October 31, 2017, 01:17:31 PM

I also prefer a soft insole, are there any other models that are going to use this insole? Also, on the 288, do I need to go a half size up like previous runs?

The 288's actually use the softer insole as well.  I normally wear an 11.5 in everything and the 288's fit exactly true for me.  They're more narrow but for whatever reason, it's so perfect on my foot.  A lot of shoe stuff has to do with what works for your foot shape in my opinion and for me, the 288 is just right on the money.

Thanks for the quick reply, did you stick with the same size for the 533v1 as well?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bizarro Jerry on October 31, 2017, 07:46:41 PM
-NB#
Burgundy
Pink
Cream-

These look more like the older version of the 344, without the pushed back seam... either way this shoe skates amazingly. Your foot sits so low in them, giving a great amount of boardfeel.  Also the suede they use is superb. I skated a pair for a month straight this summer, when most shoes last me about 2-3 weeks.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on November 02, 2017, 12:59:06 PM

I also prefer a soft insole, are there any other models that are going to use this insole? Also, on the 288, do I need to go a half size up like previous runs?

The 288's actually use the softer insole as well.  I normally wear an 11.5 in everything and the 288's fit exactly true for me.  They're more narrow but for whatever reason, it's so perfect on my foot.  A lot of shoe stuff has to do with what works for your foot shape in my opinion and for me, the 288 is just right on the money.

Thanks for the quick reply, did you stick with the same size for the 533v1 as well?

I haven't messed with the 533V2 yet.  I know, there's a whole shelf of them on the other side of my desk that I'm typing this from right now, but I've been so locked into the 288 that I haven't worn any.  But we did update the fit on that shoe and it should fit more in line with what you normally wear.  Hope that helps a little. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Firebert on November 02, 2017, 01:48:33 PM

I also prefer a soft insole, are there any other models that are going to use this insole? Also, on the 288, do I need to go a half size up like previous runs?

The 288's actually use the softer insole as well.  I normally wear an 11.5 in everything and the 288's fit exactly true for me.  They're more narrow but for whatever reason, it's so perfect on my foot.  A lot of shoe stuff has to do with what works for your foot shape in my opinion and for me, the 288 is just right on the money.

Thanks for the quick reply, did you stick with the same size for the 533v1 as well?

I haven't messed with the 533V2 yet.  I know, there's a whole shelf of them on the other side of my desk that I'm typing this from right now, but I've been so locked into the 288 that I haven't worn any.  But we did update the fit on that shoe and it should fit more in line with what you normally wear.  Hope that helps a little.

...trying to gauge what size I should get in the 288, and I know the 533v1 ran small, so I'm hesitant to get the same size in the 288 - so just trying to find a reference point. Surprised you never tried the 533v1.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on November 02, 2017, 02:12:29 PM

I also prefer a soft insole, are there any other models that are going to use this insole? Also, on the 288, do I need to go a half size up like previous runs?

The 288's actually use the softer insole as well.  I normally wear an 11.5 in everything and the 288's fit exactly true for me.  They're more narrow but for whatever reason, it's so perfect on my foot.  A lot of shoe stuff has to do with what works for your foot shape in my opinion and for me, the 288 is just right on the money.

Thanks for the quick reply, did you stick with the same size for the 533v1 as well?

I haven't messed with the 533V2 yet.  I know, there's a whole shelf of them on the other side of my desk that I'm typing this from right now, but I've been so locked into the 288 that I haven't worn any.  But we did update the fit on that shoe and it should fit more in line with what you normally wear.  Hope that helps a little.

Yep, I skated like 4-5 pairs of the 533 v2, some of them were samples. But all of them are size 9 and fits me perfect with FP game changers insoles.

In the first version of the v1, I had to size up .5 if I could since the toe area was so slim. The heel area was fine but the front part had no give.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DCLOVE on November 02, 2017, 02:48:23 PM
Ive been skating blazers pretty consistently the last 2 years and want to try a new cupsole. Iíve heard great things about nb but now my question is which do I pick 868 or 533? Any suggestions keeping in mind Iím coming off of blazers?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on November 05, 2017, 06:02:00 AM
Ive been skating blazers pretty consistently the last 2 years and want to try a new cupsole. Iíve heard great things about nb but now my question is which do I pick 868 or 533? Any suggestions keeping in mind Iím coming off of blazers?

I've skated both the 868 and the 533... the 533 is way more comfortable, especially the new version. The 533 also skates amazing out of the box, where the 868 needs some break in time. And due to its tech-ier design, the 868 is slightly more bulky. The 868 also has a wider outsole where the ball of your foot is, about 4 3/8s wide compared to the 533's 4 1/4, making the 868 slightly more stable. The 868 wears out slower compared to the 533, but balances out due to break in time. The 533 also stretches a bit during the life of the shoe where I find the 868 stays pretty true to form. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on November 05, 2017, 06:32:24 AM
Ive been skating blazers pretty consistently the last 2 years and want to try a new cupsole. Iíve heard great things about nb but now my question is which do I pick 868 or 533? Any suggestions keeping in mind Iím coming off of blazers?

I've skated both the 868 and the 533... the 533 is way more comfortable, especially the new version. The 533 also skates amazing out of the box, where the 868 needs some break in time. And due to its tech-ier design, the 868 is slightly more bulky. The 868 also has a wider outsole where the ball of your foot is, about 4 3/8s wide compared to the 533's 4 1/4, making the 868 slightly more stable. The 868 wears out slower compared to the 533, but balances out due to break in time. The 533 also stretches a bit during the life of the shoe where I find the 868 stays pretty true to form. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info, really interesting.

The more I think about it, the more I think Slap should have a separate section just for Shoe reviews. With a separate topic for each shoe and and 5/6 sections on each shoe (sizing, durability, grip, comfort, pictures etc.), and some moderators (Tate, heritage, Firebert, Will Easley...) that can edit or erase some bullshit reviews.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: saucy ragu on November 05, 2017, 09:10:48 AM
Ive been skating blazers pretty consistently the last 2 years and want to try a new cupsole. Iíve heard great things about nb but now my question is which do I pick 868 or 533? Any suggestions keeping in mind Iím coming off of blazers?

I've skated both the 868 and the 533... the 533 is way more comfortable, especially the new version. The 533 also skates amazing out of the box, where the 868 needs some break in time. And due to its tech-ier design, the 868 is slightly more bulky. The 868 also has a wider outsole where the ball of your foot is, about 4 3/8s wide compared to the 533's 4 1/4, making the 868 slightly more stable. The 868 wears out slower compared to the 533, but balances out due to break in time. The 533 also stretches a bit during the life of the shoe where I find the 868 stays pretty true to form. Hope this helps.

Hey GM, I've been looking into getting a pair of 868's and usually wear a 9 in Vans and SB Blazers. There's no shop near me that has these and each online retailer suggests ordering a half size up (9.5). Your description makes me thing they'll be true-to-size. If you don't mind, what size would you suggest?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on November 05, 2017, 03:06:32 PM
Hey GM, I've been looking into getting a pair of 868's and usually wear a 9 in Vans and SB Blazers. There's no shop near me that has these and each online retailer suggests ordering a half size up (9.5). Your description makes me thing they'll be true-to-size. If you don't mind, what size would you suggest?

I wear a 9.5 in the 868s and they're a bit snugger than I'd like, but the 10s feel a little too loose, so I err on the side of snug. When I wore Nikes a bunch (P-Rod 5 & 7, Project BA, the Koston 1)... All were a size 9 and fit me on the snug side. The 9.5 868s fit exactly like the size 9 Nike's I wore.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: saucy ragu on November 05, 2017, 07:19:24 PM
Hey GM, I've been looking into getting a pair of 868's and usually wear a 9 in Vans and SB Blazers. There's no shop near me that has these and each online retailer suggests ordering a half size up (9.5). Your description makes me thing they'll be true-to-size. If you don't mind, what size would you suggest?

I wear a 9.5 in the 868s and they're a bit snugger than I'd like, but the 10s feel a little too loose, so I err on the side of snug. When I wore Nikes a bunch (P-Rod 5 & 7, Project BA, the Koston 1)... All were a size 9 and fit me on the snug side. The 9.5 868s fit exactly like the size 9 Nike's I wore.

Couldn't ask for a better answer, thanks!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on November 05, 2017, 07:59:39 PM
A skate version should be coming out in 2018?!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbI2H7ihC4Y/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on November 09, 2017, 01:28:37 PM
Ive been skating blazers pretty consistently the last 2 years and want to try a new cupsole. Iíve heard great things about nb but now my question is which do I pick 868 or 533? Any suggestions keeping in mind Iím coming off of blazers?

I've skated both the 868 and the 533... the 533 is way more comfortable, especially the new version. The 533 also skates amazing out of the box, where the 868 needs some break in time. And due to its tech-ier design, the 868 is slightly more bulky. The 868 also has a wider outsole where the ball of your foot is, about 4 3/8s wide compared to the 533's 4 1/4, making the 868 slightly more stable. The 868 wears out slower compared to the 533, but balances out due to break in time. The 533 also stretches a bit during the life of the shoe where I find the 868 stays pretty true to form. Hope this helps.

Weird... most people would consider the 533's very stiff out of the box compared to your typical cupshole even. If I'd skate in them right out of the box I'd have pretty terrible board feel until about 2 weeks in. I can't imagine the 868's if what your saying is true. I've had both the original 533's and the v2 now, the v2's are not as difficult to break in but both are excellent once at their peak. Great shoes that can provide you with months of skating at your best with worrying about them blowing out. The lace protectors are great. Definitely going to stick with them for a while now and I'm anticipating some some better colorways.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on November 09, 2017, 01:37:07 PM
damn, just realized the insoles in the v2's are shittier than before... they arent that polyurethane material but rather some foam that feels really easy to pack down when i pinch it. Sucks that these cost 90 bucks yet likely need to replace the insoles. fuuuuuuuuuuck

Anyone know why they would cheap out on the insole material with the new version, other than cutting costs?

To any rep from new balance reading this; PM me and we can discuss taking this post down in exchange for a few pair of v2's. Thanks!

I believe the footbeds on the V2's were changed to what PJ actually wanted.  He likes a softer insole as opposed to the harder and denser ones we use on other shoes.  I think it's just a matter of personal preference.  It definitely wasn't a cost cutting measure.  Our insoles are some of the better ones on the market.  Hope that helps!

Thanks for replying. You're right the insoles certainly aren't any worse than the original ones. I actually gave those v1 insoles to a friend in need after the actual shoes were toast. They were pretty solid albeit a bit stiff to the point where impacts could sting a little.

After skating the V2's for a few months now I really love them. My feet have never felt so secure in a shoe before. You really have to try to roll your ankle with these. They sit so stable and prevent your ankle from folding over, yet still function really well for skating. I'm sort of afraid to skate anything else now lol. I think a lot of guys coming from vulc shoes won't stick with these long enough to see what they're really about. They have a long break in period and take a while to get used to. My pop with them is better than ever and I'm old.  ;D
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tzhangdox on November 09, 2017, 01:50:44 PM
damn, just realized the insoles in the v2's are shittier than before... they arent that polyurethane material but rather some foam that feels really easy to pack down when i pinch it. Sucks that these cost 90 bucks yet likely need to replace the insoles. fuuuuuuuuuuck

Anyone know why they would cheap out on the insole material with the new version, other than cutting costs?

To any rep from new balance reading this; PM me and we can discuss taking this post down in exchange for a few pair of v2's. Thanks!

I believe the footbeds on the V2's were changed to what PJ actually wanted.  He likes a softer insole as opposed to the harder and denser ones we use on other shoes.  I think it's just a matter of personal preference.  It definitely wasn't a cost cutting measure.  Our insoles are some of the better ones on the market.  Hope that helps!

Thanks for replying. You're right the insoles certainly aren't any worse than the original ones. I actually gave those v1 insoles to a friend in need after the actual shoes were toast. They were pretty solid albeit a bit stiff to the point where impacts could sting a little.

After skating the V2's for a few months now I really love them. My feet have never felt so secure in a shoe before. You really have to try to roll your ankle with these. They sit so stable and prevent your ankle from folding over, yet still function really well for skating. I'm sort of afraid to skate anything else now lol. I think a lot of guys coming from vulc shoes won't stick with these long enough to see what they're really about. They have a long break in period and take a while to get used to. My pop with them is better than ever and I'm old.  ;D

Makes me really want to try a pair. Sole stability(difficulty in folding ankle) is my number one priority in looking for a shoe. Does it fit small/narrow though? I hear a lot of people say it runs on the smaller side and a narrower shoe is generally more prone to ankle folds. I'm also a size 13 and they don't seem to make anything bigger :/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Hypnotoad on November 09, 2017, 08:51:34 PM
So my biggest deal breaker with a pair of skate shoes is when my foot can flop over the side of the sole.  Iím a big dude, but Iíve got a pretty low instep/low volume foot and when my shit twists around inside a shoe itís maddening and I have no control.  What most people call ďbroken inĒ I call ďblown out.Ē  Pretty much all vulc shoes are useless to me after a few hours.  Iím really drawn toward the 868 and 533v2.  All the talk about running small and taking forever to break in sounds fantastic.  The 868 almost reminds me of a modern version of Kenny andersonís Original Adio shoe, which I liked a lot a million years ago.  Anyone skated both the 868 and 533v2 with some insights to share?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: E on November 10, 2017, 07:17:13 AM
My go to shoe is the 533. Skated the original a bunch and two pairs of the V2 so far. I've also had two pairs of the 868 but haven't skated them as much as the 533. The 868 to me def. feels bulkier and less board feel but that may improve once I break them in. If you prefer a slimmer more streamlined shoe I'd go for the 533 but you really can't go wrong with either of them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on November 17, 2017, 01:31:49 PM
Gotta show some love to the 533 v2ís as well. Three sessions in and I already feel like theyíre gonna be my go-to shoe for the next few months. Went half a size up as recommended on their site and they fit perfectly. Sole was definietly pretty stiff at first but I bent & flexed the hell out of them to speed up the break in process and theyre good to go now. Really well constructed shoe and Iím loving the internal laces & pocket on the tongue. I skated the very first 533s when they were with blackbox & Iím impressed at the fact that NB# & PJ didnít rest on their laurels with their best selling model and continued to refine it. Hopefully we get a V2 version of that Boston blue/white/red colorway, thatís always been one of my favorite looking skate shoes
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Ineffable Epoch on November 24, 2017, 12:18:03 AM
@rothdigga any info on these ones?

(https://i.imgur.com/lLlvT4U.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on December 06, 2017, 06:11:08 PM
https://youtu.be/ZbOZs_PiVIc
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on December 07, 2017, 07:57:10 AM
https://youtu.be/ZbOZs_PiVIc

That was rad. PJ is awesome.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: art hellman on December 07, 2017, 11:20:14 AM
it crossed my mind that all 100 kickflips might be in the same line
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on December 07, 2017, 12:30:03 PM
A skate version should be coming out in 2018?!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbI2H7ihC4Y/

I really want to try the 420's!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on December 09, 2017, 08:25:15 AM
I really want the red/white pair of the 868ís which seems to be a discontinued colorway and I can only find them in 10ís or 11ís. My normal shoe size is 10 but Iím wearing half a size up in my 533 V2ís. For those of you whoíve skated both, do you guys think I could fit the 868 in a 10? Or am I just SOL and just have to hope they bring that colorway back at some point? I want these mfís BAD


(https://proshopaholic.com/sites/default/files/new-balance/nm868cms_nb_14_i.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on December 09, 2017, 08:42:55 PM
I really want the red/white pair of the 868ís which seems to be a discontinued colorway and I can only find them in 10ís or 11ís. My normal shoe size is 10 but Iím wearing half a size up in my 533 V2ís. For those of you whoíve skated both, do you guys think I could fit the 868 in a 10? Or am I just SOL and just have to hope they bring that colorway back at some point? I want these mfís BAD


The pair I had fit true to size but they were samples.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on December 09, 2017, 10:13:45 PM
I have only skated one pair of 868 and they were samples as well, they fit me true to size but I don't skate with stock insoles in any shoe. I throw on some FP gamechangers and even with the FP insoles they fit me still TTS.

I really didn't feel they stretched out after some sessions skating in them.

(http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aagi_prd/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-newbalance_us2-Library/default/dwf827463c/collection-pages/2016/400403-0718/shoes/NB_868_NM868BLG.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: expired on December 09, 2017, 10:52:30 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/TbZelvfl.jpg)

Does the N rip off really quick on Quincy 254? it sticks out super far on my new ones
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on December 10, 2017, 09:16:10 AM
I really want the red/white pair of the 868ís which seems to be a discontinued colorway and I can only find them in 10ís or 11ís. My normal shoe size is 10 but Iím wearing half a size up in my 533 V2ís. For those of you whoíve skated both, do you guys think I could fit the 868 in a 10? Or am I just SOL and just have to hope they bring that colorway back at some point? I want these mfís BAD


(https://proshopaholic.com/sites/default/files/new-balance/nm868cms_nb_14_i.jpg)

had the first run of the 868s when they came out! True to size!!!
great shoes!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on December 11, 2017, 08:24:41 AM
Appreciate the help guys! Unfortunately the one eBay store I could find them on had 10's listed as available when they weren't and then the other store I found a pair on kept giving me checkout errors, so I'm SoL

Got some 533 V2's for $54 as a consolation prize tho (http://www.thecoli.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/ehh3.png)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on December 11, 2017, 10:18:06 AM
Is there a S/S 2018 catalogue floating about?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Second Division on December 11, 2017, 07:02:43 PM
Westgate posted this today. Not sure I love this one, a bit too complicated/looks like a bunch of NBs just combined.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BckRutlleHn/?taken-by=westgatebrandon (https://www.instagram.com/p/BckRutlleHn/?taken-by=westgatebrandon)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: j....soy..... on December 12, 2017, 08:52:43 PM
I've been catching up on curb and watching some old skate vids....this seems like the right thread to ask.....would you guys consider skating a pair of simples?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on December 13, 2017, 03:23:05 AM
Westgate posted this today. Not sure I love this one, a bit too complicated/looks like a bunch of NBs just combined.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BckRutlleHn/?taken-by=westgatebrandon (https://www.instagram.com/p/BckRutlleHn/?taken-by=westgatebrandon)

they look kinda similar to the reebok club c or club 85s if i am thinking of the right shoe name. the one lucien clarke seems to skate mostly now in that palace vid. i dig those!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on December 13, 2017, 09:20:18 AM
https://youtu.be/ZbOZs_PiVIc

Hey Tate, how long do you Microwave your 533 V1ís for? Got a couple and want to make the break in process a little easier since they are mad stiff.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: feedmeseymour on December 13, 2017, 11:55:33 AM
these are FIRE
(http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/ceVThj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnceVThjj)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on December 13, 2017, 01:53:49 PM
these are FIRE

Those go great with one of these bad boys  8)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/73/Pushmower1.JPG/220px-Pushmower1.JPG)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on December 13, 2017, 01:56:30 PM


Hey Tate, how long do you Microwave your 533 V1ís for? Got a couple and want to make the break in process a little easier since they are mad stiff.

Mine is set to high so I microwave them for only about 45 seconds. Not more than that.

You know it's soft and broken in when you take them out of the microwave and there's a slight smell of burned rubber.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on December 13, 2017, 08:23:35 PM


Hey Tate, how long do you Microwave your 533 V1ís for? Got a couple and want to make the break in process a little easier since they are mad stiff.

Mine is set to high so I microwave them for only about 45 seconds. Not more than that.

You know it's soft and broken in when you take them out of the microwave and there's a slight smell of burned rubber.

The metal eyelets wonít cause any sparking?
Thanks Tate!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on December 13, 2017, 08:44:13 PM


Hey Tate, how long do you Microwave your 533 V1ís for? Got a couple and want to make the break in process a little easier since they are mad stiff.


Mine is set to high so I microwave them for only about 45 seconds. Not more than that.

You know it's soft and broken in when you take them out of the microwave and there's a slight smell of burned rubber.

The metal eyelets wonít cause any sparking?
Thanks Tate!

V1 and V2 don't have any metal eyelets or lace holes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on December 14, 2017, 02:28:16 AM


Hey Tate, how long do you Microwave your 533 V1ís for? Got a couple and want to make the break in process a little easier since they are mad stiff.

Mine is set to high so I microwave them for only about 45 seconds. Not more than that.

You know it's soft and broken in when you take them out of the microwave and there's a slight smell of burned rubber.

The metal eyelets wonít cause any sparking?
Thanks Tate!

I had some whitish (salt something) and black V1s with the metal eyelets- microwaving each shoe individually for 2 minutes in a 600 W microwave, after removing the insoles. There were no sparks and I was sure to put the insole in straightaway before walking around in them.

Obviously, the shoes were hot to the touch, but really you should just walk around in them for a bit and shouldn't microwave anything other than foodstuffs in appropriate containers.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on December 14, 2017, 08:08:09 AM
Man I just flexed, bent, twisted, & folded the hell out of the soles with my hands and they were good to go by the second session. Just take out the insole and flex that shit in every direction. Theyíre defintely pretty stiff at first but itís a small trade off for the durability. Idk something about microwaves is just iffy to me you never know how thatís gonna affect the various glues that keep the shoe together. It takes a lil extra effort to do it by hand but itís not too bad and easier than trying to break them in on foot


Also, Iíve found that the flat footprint insoles are a perfect compliment to the Revlite midsole of the 533ís. Great balance of cushioning and boardfeel.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: OldManSkate on December 17, 2017, 12:09:52 PM
Found some 533 V2ís for cheap and tried looking for a straight answer in this thread....should I go with a half size bigger? Theyíre the navy/gold colorway if that makes a difference.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on December 17, 2017, 01:44:21 PM
Found some 533 V2ís for cheap and tried looking for a straight answer in this thread....should I go with a half size bigger? Theyíre the navy/gold colorway if that makes a difference.

I go half a size up like they recommend on the site, they fit pretty snug
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on December 22, 2017, 06:27:13 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BdBxAfnhCCw/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on December 28, 2017, 07:57:24 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BdBxAfnhCCw/

Really hoping that they drop those and the slips soon.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on December 28, 2017, 11:22:25 PM
Is the 420 gonna be Marquise's shoe?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on December 29, 2017, 07:39:53 PM
Is the 420 gonna be Marquise's shoe?

From what Iíve been seeing, it might just be another team shoe. That or Westgateís seeing as heís also been using the shoe a lot. No offense to Marquise, but Iím sure they promised Westgate a shoe to get him to sign on with them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Nallid on December 29, 2017, 09:29:08 PM
Is the 420 Reengineered even in the numeric line? I have 574 Reengineered's for my every day, walking around shoes, and they aren't skatable in the slightest.  It's just a more tech looking 574 with no stitching, everything seems welded. 
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/710ZN8Z%2BL7L._UX395_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on December 30, 2017, 07:07:27 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/TbZelvfl.jpg)

Does the N rip off really quick on Quincy 254? it sticks out super far on my new ones

I like these a lot. Anyone skate the High tops that just came out?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 04, 2018, 11:33:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r454HnEyuGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtdL0kpfFR4
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on January 04, 2018, 02:32:37 PM
These are all dope as fuck. New Balance is coming correct.

(http://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/nm868bwh_nb_02_i?fmt=jpg&qlt=80&wid=630&hei=271)
(http://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/nm868gsf_nb_02_i?fmt=jpg&qlt=80&wid=630&hei=271)
(http://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/nm533bg2_nb_02_i?fmt=jpg&qlt=80&wid=630&hei=271)
(http://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/nm533wt2_nb_02_i?fmt=jpg&qlt=80&wid=630&hei=271)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 04, 2018, 02:56:19 PM
Iím gonna need those cream 533 V2.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on January 04, 2018, 04:05:54 PM
Iím gonna need those cream 533 V2.

I need all of them! Hahaha
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 04, 2018, 05:00:44 PM
Iím gonna need those cream 533 V2.

I need all of them! Hahaha

Same here. Damn those Caviar 288s look dope too. Is that the same material as the 868 toe cap?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 04, 2018, 05:05:50 PM
Whoa wait what are these? Are these new numerics?

http://www.newbalance.com/pd/424/AM424.html?dwvar_AM424_color=Grey_with_Navy#color=Grey_with_Navy&width=2E
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on January 04, 2018, 05:44:48 PM
Whoa wait what are these? Are these new numerics?

http://www.newbalance.com/pd/424/AM424.html?dwvar_AM424_color=Grey_with_Navy#color=Grey_with_Navy&width=2E

Those are dope! Especially the white ones:
(http://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/am424wtn_nb_02_i?fmt=jpg&qlt=80&wid=630&hei=271)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 04, 2018, 05:46:01 PM
Iím gonna need those cream 533 V2.

I need all of them! Hahaha

Yup, also true!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 04, 2018, 07:40:01 PM
Whoa wait what are these? Are these new numerics?

http://www.newbalance.com/pd/424/AM424.html?dwvar_AM424_color=Grey_with_Navy#color=Grey_with_Navy&width=2E

Those are dope! Especially the white ones:
(http://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/am424wtn_nb_02_i?fmt=jpg&qlt=80&wid=630&hei=271)

Iím liking those grey ones a lot. I wonder if these are actual Numerics though, I donít think so because the site link has them listed as AM424.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 04, 2018, 08:20:14 PM
^
Yeah, not part of the skate line up, looks almost like the 598.

Skate ones always start with an NM then the number

http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 04, 2018, 09:39:52 PM
^
Yeah, not part of the skate line up, looks almost like the 598.

Skate ones always start with an NM then the number

http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/

Damn. Oh well 598 is still dope.

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2wcr90z.jpg)

Trying to catch up to Tate with sales and shit.
Thereís a another pair of the Bostonís not pictured because Iím currently skating that pair.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on January 05, 2018, 12:52:44 AM
the "am" shoes are more cost effective numerics. there 4 or 5 different shoes. some mainly canvas though.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 05, 2018, 08:23:17 AM
the "am" shoes are more cost effective numerics. there 4 or 5 different shoes. some mainly canvas though.

Really? Are the insoles still the same as the Numerics?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on January 05, 2018, 12:49:38 PM
When do the 420's drop?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Ineffable Epoch on January 05, 2018, 01:38:50 PM
New Jordan T colorway

http://www.instagram.com/p/BdjHaPyAqF3/?taken-by=nbnumeric (http://www.instagram.com/p/BdjHaPyAqF3/?taken-by=nbnumeric)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on January 05, 2018, 10:23:53 PM
NB# Agenda preview
(https://cdn-skateboarding.transworld.net/blogs.dir/440/files/2018/01/AO3I0204-768x512.jpg)
(https://cdn-skateboarding.transworld.net/blogs.dir/440/files/2018/01/AO3I0205-768x512.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on January 05, 2018, 11:56:50 PM
NB# Agenda preview


Cool! Is the second row from the top 420s or a skate version of the 300?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 06, 2018, 12:17:48 AM
NB# Agenda preview


Cool! Is the second row from the top 420s or a skate version of the 300?

Yup 2nd row from the top are the 420ís and the 3rd shoe in the top row is more than likely Westgateís pro shoe.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 06, 2018, 08:24:02 PM
NB# Agenda preview


Cool! Is the second row from the top 420s or a skate version of the 300?

Yup 2nd row from the top are the 420ís and the 3rd shoe in the top row is more than likely Westgateís pro shoe.

I will have to try those out.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Seadramon on January 06, 2018, 10:16:03 PM
I'm a little disapointed by those 420s. They look slick but don't really resemble the classic 420 I know and love..
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Seadramon on January 06, 2018, 10:17:12 PM
NB# Agenda preview


Cool! Is the second row from the top 420s or a skate version of the 300?

Yup 2nd row from the top are the 420ís and the 3rd shoe in the top row is more than likely Westgateís pro shoe.

I will have to try those out.

Yeah, I'm really feeling that green colour way at the bottom
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 06, 2018, 11:52:23 PM
Those joints better be synth
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on January 09, 2018, 02:00:42 PM
I've tried all of the current NB cupsoles.  My pros/cons of each because they are so close to making a perfect shoe.

598 - comfy, but lacking in grip and boardfeel
868 - so comfy, but too bulky overall, especially in the back of the shoe.  Good grip, but not the best board feel.  Love how loose and wide the toebox is.
288 - heel is too damn high.  otherwise the shoe could be great.  can't skate it because i fear rolling my ankle.
533v2 - best gripping cupsole ever, decent board feel, love how low the heel is, but man, that toebox is so stiff. Loosen it up and it would be my favorite shoe ever.  (yes i've tried the microwave trick)

That's my two cents. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 09, 2018, 04:54:33 PM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/new-balance-numeric-arrivals-2
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/1-4-18NBN213CourtWhite1_680x1024.jpg?v=1515539336)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/1_9_18numeric213_1_1_680x1024.jpg?v=1515539471)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/1-4-18NBN868Tan1_680x1024.jpg?v=1515539343)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/1-4-18PJLaddWhite1_680x1024.jpg?v=1515539355)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/1-4-18NBNblacklow1_680x1024.jpg?v=1515539348)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/1-9-17NBN254Blck1_680x1024.jpg?v=1515539363)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tzhangdox on January 09, 2018, 07:42:02 PM
I've tried all of the current NB cupsoles.  My pros/cons of each because they are so close to making a perfect shoe.

598 - comfy, but lacking in grip and boardfeel
868 - so comfy, but too bulky overall, especially in the back of the shoe.  Good grip, but not the best board feel.  Love how loose and wide the toebox is.
288 - heel is too damn high.  otherwise the shoe could be great.  can't skate it because i fear rolling my ankle.
533v2 - best gripping cupsole ever, decent board feel, love how low the heel is, but man, that toebox is so stiff. Loosen it up and it would be my favorite shoe ever.  (yes i've tried the microwave trick)

That's my two cents.

Do you need to go half a size up on the 533s? Everyone says they fit small and that it's best to size up. I'm a solid 13 but thats the biggest they go, I also use fp insoles which tightens the fit of most some more. Really want to try some though
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 09, 2018, 07:51:19 PM
Those white 533's are clean af
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on January 09, 2018, 08:26:24 PM
I've tried all of the current NB cupsoles.  My pros/cons of each because they are so close to making a perfect shoe.

598 - comfy, but lacking in grip and boardfeel
868 - so comfy, but too bulky overall, especially in the back of the shoe.  Good grip, but not the best board feel.  Love how loose and wide the toebox is.
288 - heel is too damn high.  otherwise the shoe could be great.  can't skate it because i fear rolling my ankle.
533v2 - best gripping cupsole ever, decent board feel, love how low the heel is, but man, that toebox is so stiff. Loosen it up and it would be my favorite shoe ever.  (yes i've tried the microwave trick)

That's my two cents.

Do you need to go half a size up on the 533s? Everyone says they fit small and that it's best to size up. I'm a solid 13 but thats the biggest they go, I also use fp insoles which tightens the fit of most some more. Really want to try some though

I go half a size up and use the flat FP insoles. The Orthotics are too thick IMO but the flat ones are perfect. Stock insoles are pretty solid too tho
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on January 09, 2018, 08:35:35 PM
Do you need to go half a size up on the 533s? Everyone says they fit small and that it's best to size up. I'm a solid 13 but thats the biggest they go, I also use fp insoles which tightens the fit of most some more. Really want to try some though

Yes unfortunately the shoe fits so snug I go up a half size with the 533 too.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tzhangdox on January 09, 2018, 08:52:46 PM
thanks for the input, guess im missing out on the 533
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on January 09, 2018, 09:07:10 PM
thanks for the input, guess im missing out on the 533

The v2s arenít as tight as the originals.   If you are used to a snug fit you might be able to pull it off.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 10, 2018, 04:08:10 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BdyMb2ygOdr/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on January 10, 2018, 05:21:55 PM
-NB# 598-

damn!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on January 11, 2018, 01:33:22 AM
goddamn new balance kills it
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on January 11, 2018, 09:40:58 AM
New Balance's website now has the new seasons shoes on there. Lots of new colorways. Didn't feel like posting 30 shoes.
http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/ (http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 11, 2018, 12:50:54 PM
New Balance's website now has the new seasons shoes on there. Lots of new colorways. Didn't feel like posting 30 shoes.
http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/ (http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/)

All of those colors look so clean. I'm wondering when the 420 and 440 will drop.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on January 11, 2018, 03:35:29 PM
New Balance's website now has the new seasons shoes on there. Lots of new colorways. Didn't feel like posting 30 shoes.
http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/ (http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/)

Why does Premier have the all white leather 533ís but the NB# site only has the suede ďcreamĒ ones?

Either way the leather ones are gonna be my next shoe purchase & my 4th pair of the 533ís. Them thangs clean!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on January 11, 2018, 07:17:26 PM
New Balance's website now has the new seasons shoes on there. Lots of new colorways. Didn't feel like posting 30 shoes.
http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/ (http://www.newbalance.com/numeric/)

Why does Premier have the all white leather 533ís but the NB# site only has the suede ďcreamĒ ones?

Either way the leather ones are gonna be my next shoe purchase & my 4th pair of the 533ís. Them thangs clean!

New Balance and most other manufacturers post photos of samples on their site to have photos ready to go well in advance. Shoes notoriously go through a few extra revisions before final production, so the production shots that shops post tend to differ slightly from the samples that were professionally photographed months before the shoe goes into final production.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on January 12, 2018, 10:47:20 AM
Whenís the 420 drop?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on January 12, 2018, 11:00:31 PM
Whenís the 420 drop?
looks like july. just peeped the catalog. shoe looks good, looks to be around the same price as the 533. which is pricey in canada.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: 93til.... on January 13, 2018, 05:20:55 PM
Thinking about a pair of those 868's... Anyone ran them? Thoughts?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on January 14, 2018, 02:48:15 AM
Thinking about a pair of those 868's... Anyone ran them? Thoughts?

hda them right when they first came out! fit me true to size. toe box feels a bit wider than on most other shoes without being too roomy! they lasted forever! great shoe
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on January 18, 2018, 07:15:51 AM
(https://vgy.me/hUg2ae.jpg)
(https://vgy.me/5eGU0G.jpg)
(https://vgy.me/E1lsqZ.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Haystack on January 19, 2018, 04:50:01 PM
I'm just getting back into skating and after 3 ollies in my Vans my foot was bloody. Overall which NB holds up the best? The 345's look pretty sick, any feedback on them?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 19, 2018, 07:19:21 PM
I'm just getting back into skating and after 3 ollies in my Vans my foot was bloody. Overall which NB holds up the best? The 345's look pretty sick, any feedback on them?

Loving the 533ís and the 598ís. Havenít tried any of their Vulc models yet, so canít comment on the 345ís.

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Jared on January 20, 2018, 12:33:16 AM
Whenís the 420 drop?
looks like july. just peeped the catalog. shoe looks good, looks to be around the same price as the 533. which is pricey in canada.
They're fucking up hard if they don't release them in April.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Krooked antihero on January 20, 2018, 12:42:25 AM
I'm just getting back into skating and after 3 ollies in my Vans my foot was bloody. Overall which NB holds up the best? The 345's look pretty sick, any feedback on them?

Loving the 533ís and the 598ís. Havenít tried any of their Vulc models yet, so canít comment on the 345ís.
Havenít tried NBís myself yet but Iíve seen plenty of defect pairs lately,soles falling of in hours,them all being vulcs...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on January 20, 2018, 02:17:15 AM
well i guess the 868s will last really long but i don't know if such a tech looking shoe is your cup of tea! all the cupsole models look like they last a decent while......got me some burgundy colored 288s waiting on being skated in a while....the sole ist thin for a cup, comparable to the busenitz pro but all the materials are nice!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Willie on January 20, 2018, 06:52:57 AM
Those 420s look dope but I hope they don't just look cushioned like the 868s.

Not that the 868 was a bad shoe but its sole cushioning was probably no better than the slimmer silhouettes from NB and was definitely less shock absorbent than the Emericas Reynolds I've been wearing. The midsole on the 868 felt like hard rubber except for the tiny heel insert.


http://www.weartested.com/new-balance-numeric-868/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on January 20, 2018, 08:17:54 AM
just found a pair of the pj ladds for $49 with free shipping. figured thats a good deal. my dumb ass should have consulted the back pages of this thread but im a 9 on all cups (nike, adidas cons) how would these fit?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Willie on January 20, 2018, 09:53:20 AM
In my limited experience, my NB size was the same as my Nike size - which is a half size up from my Emerica size.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on January 20, 2018, 08:47:41 PM
In my limited experience, my NB size was the same as my Nike size - which is a half size up from my Emerica size.

for sure man thanks for the confirmation.. my buddy i skate with has some NB and its the same size as his koston1s.

theres no NB numeric here in China (just some of the vulc models at the official nb stores) so i couldn't try them on in person.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: SonictheHedgehog on January 21, 2018, 07:17:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/X9pkly1_d.jpg)

Anybody know what models these are that Jordan Trahan is wearing?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Haystack on January 21, 2018, 01:23:49 PM
Loving the 533ís and the 598ís. Havenít tried any of their Vulc models yet, so canít comment on the 345ís.

Thanks for the feedback man.

Havenít tried NBís myself yet but Iíve seen plenty of defect pairs lately,soles falling of in hours,them all being vulcs...

That's a bummer to hear, really digging the style of the vulcs. Might be one of those on sale only shoes for me then.

well i guess the 868s will last really long but i don't know if such a tech looking shoe is your cup of tea! all the cupsole models look like they last a decent while......got me some burgundy colored 288s waiting on being skated in a while....the sole ist thin for a cup, comparable to the busenitz pro but all the materials are nice!

I'm more of a vulc guy but I might have to venture into the cup game for durability. Thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Beeker on January 21, 2018, 01:56:14 PM
I'm just getting back into skating and after 3 ollies in my Vans my foot was bloody. Overall which NB holds up the best? The 345's look pretty sick, any feedback on them?

The 345 holds up well, especially if you shoe goo. I ride them till the sole wears through which is almost two months on Mob. I probably use a whole tube of shoe goo, but I also do about 100 kickflips a day. In my opinion you don't have to go half size up like with the 598 or Quincy, and also unlike those two the 345's are comfy right away.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Haystack on January 21, 2018, 02:24:03 PM
I'm just getting back into skating and after 3 ollies in my Vans my foot was bloody. Overall which NB holds up the best? The 345's look pretty sick, any feedback on them?

The 345 holds up well, especially if you shoe goo. I ride them till the sole wears through which is almost two months on Mob. I probably use a whole tube of shoe goo, but I also do about 100 kickflips a day. In my opinion you don't have to go half size up like with the 598 or Quincy, and also unlike those two the 345's are comfy right away.

I pulled the trigger on some Quincy's just now because I found some on sale for $49 in my size, but next time I'll try the 345's. I only have time to skate a hour or two a week now adays so I should be able to get a few months out of them at least.

Edit: Sale price was actually $36.75
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 21, 2018, 08:48:44 PM
just found a pair of the pj ladds for $49 with free shipping. figured thats a good deal. my dumb ass should have consulted the back pages of this thread but im a 9 on all cups (nike, adidas cons) how would these fit?

Would I guess it's the non-black box pairs? 9 should fit you fine if that's the case. I am a 9 in 533 v1 and v2.

In the early stages of NB# the sizing was kind of off, but for sure more recent pairs have been consistent. I only skate in cupsoles, so in all the cupsole models my true size of 9 fits fine. That's also included with the FP gamechangers as in the insoles.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on January 22, 2018, 11:04:16 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/X9pkly1_d.jpg)

Anybody know what models these are that Jordan Trahan is wearing?

Those are the 440's, they come out with the summer season, just around the corner on 4/1 or so.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 22, 2018, 11:11:00 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/X9pkly1_d.jpg)

Anybody know what models these are that Jordan Trahan is wearing?

Those are the 440's, they come out with the summer season, just around the corner on 4/1 or so.

I hope you're not joking about that. Are these going to be running the same style insole as the 288/533 V.2 or more like 598/553 V.1?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on January 22, 2018, 11:43:25 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/X9pkly1_d.jpg)

Anybody know what models these are that Jordan Trahan is wearing?

Those are the 440's, they come out with the summer season, just around the corner on 4/1 or so.

I hope you're not joking about that. Are these going to be running the same style insole as the 288/533 V.2 or more like 598/553 V.1?

It'll have the same support as the 288.  The 440 has midsole support built in so it doesn't need the same insert as say our vulc stuff or the 598.  Hope that helps. 
And yes, they're definitely delivering around 4/1.  Sometimes our stuff goes out 15 days prior so you could see some pop up as early as 3/15 depending on where you're at.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on January 22, 2018, 12:08:26 PM
It'll have the same support as the 288.  The 440 has midsole support built in so it doesn't need the same insert as say our vulc stuff or the 598.  Hope that helps. 
And yes, they're definitely delivering around 4/1.  Sometimes our stuff goes out 15 days prior so you could see some pop up as early as 3/15 depending on where you're at.

Sweet thanks for the update Roth!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on January 22, 2018, 02:17:32 PM
Roth, tell us more about the upcoming video, please.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on January 22, 2018, 04:11:21 PM
Roth, tell us more about the upcoming video, please.
Just talk for now, but someone on here mentioned pretty much exactly what we're thinking about, which was super funny. 
After the Midwest video that just came out, we've got the usual 2-3 more tour videos coming. I think an Oz trip is next for us. But nothing right on the horizon for full length yet. We're sitting on like 45 min of PJ footage, but it's going to sit in a vault for like 10 more years...kidding.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on January 22, 2018, 04:16:43 PM
Roth, tell us more about the upcoming video, please.
Just talk for now, but someone on here mentioned pretty much exactly what we're thinking about, which was super funny. 
After the Midwest video that just came out, we've got the usual 2-3 more tour videos coming. I think an Oz trip is next for us. But nothing right on the horizon for full length yet. We're sitting on like 45 min of PJ footage, but it's going to sit in a vault for like 10 more years...kidding.

Those 3 skaters mentioned might be my 3 favourite NB# skaters, I'm stoked. Btw westgate still isn't on the team page. Thanks for the prompt reply man.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on January 22, 2018, 04:41:19 PM
just found a pair of the pj ladds for $49 with free shipping. figured thats a good deal. my dumb ass should have consulted the back pages of this thread but im a 9 on all cups (nike, adidas cons) how would these fit?

Would I guess it's the non-black box pairs? 9 should fit you fine if that's the case. I am a 9 in 533 v1 and v2.

In the early stages of NB# the sizing was kind of off, but for sure more recent pairs have been consistent. I only skate in cupsoles, so in all the cupsole models my true size of 9 fits fine. That's also included with the FP gamechangers as in the insoles.

thanks for the feedback tate. so ive skated a lotta nike sb's with the lunar sole and was good to go.. you suggest i get some FP's on my nb# ? rocking a pair in my supra ellingtons and wouldn't want these shoes with out em.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on January 22, 2018, 05:16:04 PM
Roth, tell us more about the upcoming video, please.
Just talk for now, but someone on here mentioned pretty much exactly what we're thinking about, which was super funny. 
After the Midwest video that just came out, we've got the usual 2-3 more tour videos coming. I think an Oz trip is next for us. But nothing right on the horizon for full length yet. We're sitting on like 45 min of PJ footage, but it's going to sit in a vault for like 10 more years...kidding.

Those 3 skaters mentioned might be my 3 favourite NB# skaters, I'm stoked. Btw westgate still isn't on the team page. Thanks for the prompt reply man.

He's on there, it's just listed in alphabetical order, so he's further down the list. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 22, 2018, 05:25:48 PM
just found a pair of the pj ladds for $49 with free shipping. figured thats a good deal. my dumb ass should have consulted the back pages of this thread but im a 9 on all cups (nike, adidas cons) how would these fit?

Would I guess it's the non-black box pairs? 9 should fit you fine if that's the case. I am a 9 in 533 v1 and v2.

In the early stages of NB# the sizing was kind of off, but for sure more recent pairs have been consistent. I only skate in cupsoles, so in all the cupsole models my true size of 9 fits fine. That's also included with the FP gamechangers as in the insoles.

thanks for the feedback tate. so ive skated a lotta nike sb's with the lunar sole and was good to go.. you suggest i get some FP's on my nb# ? rocking a pair in my supra ellingtons and wouldn't want these shoes with out em.

I wouldn't say suggest, I have been using FP game-changers in all my shoes (all kinds of different brands) so I am used to them in all my skate shoes. They do help out with my crappy knee and back pain.

It may or may not work for you in the NB# models, but you can give it a try. They work lovely in the 533 models.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on January 22, 2018, 07:44:56 PM
Tell me you guys have bigger plans for Chris.  He's so good and such a rad dude!  Also, please tell me the 420's are coming soon so I can find a NB that I can start wearing as I love everything you guys are doing!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on January 23, 2018, 07:25:11 AM
Roth, tell us more about the upcoming video, please.
Just talk for now, but someone on here mentioned pretty much exactly what we're thinking about, which was super funny. 
After the Midwest video that just came out, we've got the usual 2-3 more tour videos coming. I think an Oz trip is next for us. But nothing right on the horizon for full length yet. We're sitting on like 45 min of PJ footage, but it's going to sit in a vault for like 10 more years...kidding.

Those 3 skaters mentioned might be my 3 favourite NB# skaters, I'm stoked. Btw westgate still isn't on the team page. Thanks for the prompt reply man.

He's on there, it's just listed in alphabetical order, so he's further down the list. 

Hmmm, this is the page I'm referring to
http://www.newbalance.com/numeric-team-riders/
I see Cruysberghs but no Westgate
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on January 23, 2018, 09:28:37 AM
Roth, tell us more about the upcoming video, please.
Just talk for now, but someone on here mentioned pretty much exactly what we're thinking about, which was super funny. 
After the Midwest video that just came out, we've got the usual 2-3 more tour videos coming. I think an Oz trip is next for us. But nothing right on the horizon for full length yet. We're sitting on like 45 min of PJ footage, but it's going to sit in a vault for like 10 more years...kidding.

Those 3 skaters mentioned might be my 3 favourite NB# skaters, I'm stoked. Btw westgate still isn't on the team page. Thanks for the prompt reply man.

He's on there, it's just listed in alphabetical order, so he's further down the list. 

Hmmm, this is the page I'm referring to
http://www.newbalance.com/numeric-team-riders/
I see Cruysberghs but no Westgate

So weird, we have 2 landing pages for it.  Slap comes through again with the glitches.  I was looking at this, has our whole squad at the bottom. 
http://www.newbalance.com/men/featured/nb-numeric/?searchSource=numeric
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 24, 2018, 10:35:00 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BeXHtmnAmDc/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Otis Fatona-Pinet on January 24, 2018, 10:46:34 PM
Tell me you guys have bigger plans for Chris.  He's so good and such a rad dude! Also, please tell me the 420's are coming soon so I can find a NB that I can start wearing as I love everything you guys are doing!
It is
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on January 26, 2018, 02:26:44 AM
https://instagram.com/p/BeZl7iQF_fp/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on January 27, 2018, 04:17:52 PM
Fucking love these.

(https://i.imgur.com/FN6oM1p.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: colt cannon lunchbox on January 27, 2018, 05:04:04 PM
Fucking love these.

(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t25/thomas_atencio/IMG_0042.jpg)

Got damn
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Beeker on February 03, 2018, 08:52:15 AM
Anyone ever notice a change in insole hardness on the numerics?

I'm wearing a pair of 345's right now that have the best insole I've ever had. My feet feel better than they have in a while. When I checked the pair I have in wait, the insole is way harder. I thought maybe they get broken in, so I checked my last pair of thrashed 598's, the insole on these was harder also. They all seem like the same insole, they have the orange bottom and the same numbers stamped on them.

Just kinda wondering if they have different hardnesses they use, or if I got an anomaly or if they changed them at some point or what?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rubbery vagina on February 03, 2018, 07:17:17 PM
I've tried all of the current NB cupsoles.  My pros/cons of each because they are so close to making a perfect shoe.

598 - comfy, but lacking in grip and boardfeel
868 - so comfy, but too bulky overall, especially in the back of the shoe.  Good grip, but not the best board feel.  Love how loose and wide the toebox is.
288 - heel is too damn high.  otherwise the shoe could be great.  can't skate it because i fear rolling my ankle.
533v2 - best gripping cupsole ever, decent board feel, love how low the heel is, but man, that toebox is so stiff. Loosen it up and it would be my favorite shoe ever.  (yes i've tried the microwave trick)

That's my two cents.

Thanks for this. Was looking for a comparison to the 868's as I was tempted to try them out. I completely agree on the 533's. They're the best thing out for stability, cushion and grip. Boardfeel gets way better once they're broken in. Just ordered my 3rd consecutive pair.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: art hellman on February 05, 2018, 07:23:26 AM
I've tried all of the current NB cupsoles.  My pros/cons of each because they are so close to making a perfect shoe.

598 - comfy, but lacking in grip and boardfeel
868 - so comfy, but too bulky overall, especially in the back of the shoe.  Good grip, but not the best board feel.  Love how loose and wide the toebox is.
288 - heel is too damn high.  otherwise the shoe could be great.  can't skate it because i fear rolling my ankle.
533v2 - best gripping cupsole ever, decent board feel, love how low the heel is, but man, that toebox is so stiff. Loosen it up and it would be my favorite shoe ever.  (yes i've tried the microwave trick)

That's my two cents.

Thanks for this. Was looking for a comparison to the 868's as I was tempted to try them out. I completely agree on the 533's. They're the best thing out for stability, cushion and grip. Boardfeel gets way better once they're broken in. Just ordered my 3rd consecutive pair.

http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=98461.0 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=98461.0)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on February 07, 2018, 05:55:49 AM
zumiez has those black 346 mids for 64.99 plus additional 50% off...tempting.

anyone skate them yet?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on February 09, 2018, 10:05:06 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/25p076r.png)

Roth any update on when these will be available?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 12, 2018, 04:11:14 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BfHJde_Fars/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gino's Back 180 Nosegrind on February 12, 2018, 04:49:21 PM
-NB# slip-on-

Roth any update on when these will be available?

Cupsole? That's a untapped market no other company gives a shit about for some reason. If vulc then it'll fall into the "cool another generic slip on brought to you by (x) company" category. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 12, 2018, 04:50:48 PM
fuck yes (they're synth)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Baby on Board on February 13, 2018, 09:32:51 PM
First post on Slap, stoked to be here. Been lurking the boards for a few years. Just wanna thank Tate for all his insight into Nb#. Definitely getting a pair of those 533v2's as my next shoe, and it'll be the first time I havent bought a 'core' shoe company. Stoked on what theyre doing over there at Nb#! Thanks Tate!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on February 14, 2018, 06:50:04 AM
First post on Slap, stoked to be here. Been lurking the boards for a few years. Just wanna thank Tate for all his insight into Nb#. Definitely getting a pair of those 533v2's as my next shoe, and it'll be the first time I havent bought a 'core' shoe company. Stoked on what theyre doing over there at Nb#! Thanks Tate!

tate's son confirmed
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on February 14, 2018, 01:17:37 PM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/25p076r.png)

Roth any update on when these will be available?

These are coming out for Summer 2018 around 4/1.  But these are 100% chillers, the whole All Coasts line isn't made for skating specifically but for the general public. Stuff is designed in our Numeric office here in LB but available through the lifestyle line at NB and not made with the same, extra durable materials we use for Numeric. You can skate in them all you want, they just won't hold up like our #.  They don't do a whole lot of vulc and regular flat soled cup at NB traditionally, so we have our designer contributing to lifestyle to give them another look.  Hope that makes sense. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 14, 2018, 02:49:22 PM
First post on Slap, stoked to be here. Been lurking the boards for a few years. Just wanna thank Tate for all his insight into Nb#. Definitely getting a pair of those 533v2's as my next shoe, and it'll be the first time I havent bought a 'core' shoe company. Stoked on what theyre doing over there at Nb#! Thanks Tate!

tate's son confirmed

I have a fan, indeed.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on February 14, 2018, 03:09:11 PM

Roth any update on when these will be available?

These are coming out for Summer 2018 around 4/1.  But these are 100% chillers, the whole All Coasts line isn't made for skating specifically but for the general public. Stuff is designed in our Numeric office here in LB but available through the lifestyle line at NB and not made with the same, extra durable materials we use for Numeric. You can skate in them all you want, they just won't hold up like our #.  They don't do a whole lot of vulc and regular flat soled cup at NB traditionally, so we have our designer contributing to lifestyle to give them another look.  Hope that makes sense.

Ah basically same dude that designs the Numeric line, is also helping design the lifestyle stuff. Thats explains a lot. Is this basically what the AM line from NB is?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 14, 2018, 04:55:43 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BfHJde_Fars/
anyone peep the made in Usa tag on those white joints? is this actually gunna happen?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on February 17, 2018, 10:51:57 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BfHJde_Fars/
anyone peep the made in Usa tag on those white joints? is this actually gunna happen?

I believe the white ones are just the regular 420 Re-Engineered's.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on February 28, 2018, 08:04:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDwZs0kh8yM
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on February 28, 2018, 09:17:44 PM
damn those slips were a dream come true.

and then they weren't.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 01, 2018, 08:00:37 PM
Thanks to NB# for the fresh pairs of 533 V2ís.

(http://i66.tinypic.com/348fxmt.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: asakusa75 on March 01, 2018, 08:10:46 PM
My god...the white ones...wow.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on March 01, 2018, 10:32:29 PM
YO tate figured you'd be the right one to ask but what are differences on the 533 and the 533 v2? there small differences i noticed while comparing photos but whats the overall difference/improvement?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on March 01, 2018, 10:38:57 PM
YO tate figured you'd be the right one to ask but what are differences on the 533 and the 533 v2? there small differences i noticed while comparing photos but whats the overall difference/improvement?

From what Iíve read, theyíve fixed the overall fit of the shoe to be more tts. The V.2 has the hidden lace loops to protect the laces, and the pocket thing to stuff the laces away. The insole is changed to foam for a little more comfort over the V.1. Heel collar is a little different and made of a different material so theyíre not tearing up as fast.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 01, 2018, 10:48:37 PM
YO tate figured you'd be the right one to ask but what are differences on the 533 and the 533 v2? there small differences i noticed while comparing photos but whats the overall difference/improvement?

The V2 533 compared to the OG 533 has some changes but nothing too crazy, but definitely improvements over the original pair.

To me thereís more padding on the heel area and overall better fit.

The hidden lace loops and new tongue to tuck in the laces.

Mesh parts of the shoe has been changed for better durability. Like on the heel. I would do heelflips and sw heelflips and the padding would come out and wear pretty fast.

The midsole and sole remains pretty much the same.

Insoles as well have changed but I donít use the stock insoles in any of NB# or any skate shoe for that matter so I canít really say that part has improved than the original.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 03, 2018, 02:01:08 PM
Some more info on the v2

https://instagram.com/p/Bf3zESwB9ex/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 05, 2018, 11:18:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyUmDu3fyYY
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Lt. Frank Drebin on March 05, 2018, 07:55:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyUmDu3fyYY

The way that guy talks makes me feel like I'm having a stroke
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 06, 2018, 10:56:17 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BgAemcDBKKY/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on March 08, 2018, 02:55:30 PM
Anyone know if the 331 is supposed to be a skate shoe?  The sole seems the same as the 212/3 and without the rubber toe cap it looks great. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on March 08, 2018, 03:37:03 PM
Anyone know if the 331 is supposed to be a skate shoe?  The sole seems the same as the 212/3 and without the rubber toe cap it looks great.

The 331 is in our All Coasts line, it's more of a comfort and style design than skate.  You could skate in it, it just won't hold up like our Numeric line does because it's made mostly of canvas and the suede we use in Numeric is quite a bit thicker and more durable than anything we use on the All Coast stuff.  That AM/All Coast product is designed in our Numeric offices but more for a general audience as opposed to Numeric that all models are made to be skate functional.
Hope that makes sense!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ALZ on March 09, 2018, 12:13:56 AM
@rothdigga when does the 420 drop?  :D
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on March 09, 2018, 07:55:18 AM
Tom Knox is apparently skating a pair of nm440s in a recent Instagram video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgCLUQNBdVf/?hl=en&taken-by=nbnumeric

I only found this, but they look like a strong contender for my next pair:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/42518507/New-Balance-NM440

Let's hope there are some non-boring/ugly colourways...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ungzilla on March 09, 2018, 10:22:15 AM
that looks like the westgate shoe to me
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on March 09, 2018, 12:13:10 PM
I hope the green/gum version make it to market. They're amazing. That's a really nice looking shoe.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 09, 2018, 12:17:36 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BgG80mWBHWz/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on March 09, 2018, 02:08:49 PM
that looks like the westgate shoe to me

Yup yup but i believe this is the more finalized sample. I'm really digging that color way.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on March 09, 2018, 03:40:47 PM
@rothdigga when does the 420 drop?  :D

420's come out for Fall, which in the shoe world is like July 1. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on March 09, 2018, 03:49:14 PM
Tom Knox is apparently skating a pair of nm440s in a recent Instagram video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgCLUQNBdVf/?hl=en&taken-by=nbnumeric

I only found this, but they look like a strong contender for my next pair:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/42518507/New-Balance-NM440

Let's hope there are some non-boring/ugly colourways...

The shoes Knox is skating here is his color of the 440.  That specific color comes out around July 1 also, but the 440 comes out in a few weeks on April 1.
That link you posted above is from our old intern, Connor.  He was here for about a year and I think that shoe on that page was his final project.  It looks sick, but it's not the Westgate...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: thomas kook on March 09, 2018, 11:42:27 PM
i got the 533 v2 when i was in the states and i love them but the back of the shoe is really high which destroys the skin off the back of my heel (my achilles i guess, not good with anatomy terms). has anyone had this problem? is it a break in thing and do i just have to stick through it? it sucks because it's a great shoe
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on March 10, 2018, 12:35:46 PM
i got the 533 v2 when i was in the states and i love them but the back of the shoe is really high which destroys the skin off the back of my heel (my achilles i guess, not good with anatomy terms). has anyone had this problem? is it a break in thing and do i just have to stick through it? it sucks because it's a great shoe

Had the same issue with the 533 V.1, for me it was a combo of wearing short socks, and break in. Once they broke in, I could wear them with short socks and the like and be fine. For that initial break in period, put some high socks and a bandaid under, youíll be all set.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Baby on Board on March 12, 2018, 03:25:55 PM
Has anyone skated the 346 in the black colorway? Whats the material on the upper? I'm thinking of trying some of those out, they look so clean.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on March 12, 2018, 05:36:37 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BgG80mWBHWz/

Suede toe cap? Looks a lot like rubber to me.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on March 12, 2018, 06:18:06 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BgG80mWBHWz/

Suede toe cap? Looks a lot like rubber to me.
yeah, someone asked in the comments if its suede and they respond "yes"
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 15, 2018, 06:28:19 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BgXXItwBTdR/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on March 15, 2018, 10:25:56 PM
they really hadn't done that yet had they?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: colt cannon lunchbox on March 16, 2018, 04:50:37 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgOy2HslmqT/?taken-by=stashedboxes

Not sure if ABP but this colourway is ill. Very excited to try this shoe and compare it to the 868.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: CreepySweaty on March 16, 2018, 08:42:42 AM
This thread is killing it right now. Skated a pair of 533's last summer and they are hands down my favorite shoe I've ever skated. Thanks for all this info, rothdigga (Tate too). Can't wait for those 420's.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 21, 2018, 04:10:20 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BgmX_NcDtFG/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heckler on March 22, 2018, 05:16:35 PM
Rothdigga, what's the sole like on the 440s? It's a cupsole that's supposedly flexy, like a vulc, but is the tread grippy and long-lasting?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on March 26, 2018, 04:26:41 PM
Rothdigga, what's the sole like on the 440s? It's a cupsole that's supposedly flexy, like a vulc, but is the tread grippy and long-lasting?

It's a new sole unit for us.  It's got cushioning built into the heel and then tapers off in the front to give you the flex. 
Tread is new and super grippy.  Trahan has been loving them so far as has TimTim and a few others. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Roisto on March 26, 2018, 08:47:08 PM
^That looks like a real pebble magnet.  :o
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on March 27, 2018, 02:54:30 AM
Rothdigga, what's the sole like on the 440s? It's a cupsole that's supposedly flexy, like a vulc, but is the tread grippy and long-lasting?

It's a new sole unit for us.  It's got cushioning built into the heel and then tapers off in the front to give you the flex. 
Tread is new and super grippy.  Trahan has been loving them so far as has TimTim and a few others.

Same old boring question- what's the sizing like relative to the other models? More rather, just go for what I normally go for from nb? Same for the 420.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Michnich191 on March 27, 2018, 04:16:29 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgOy2HslmqT/?taken-by=stashedboxes

Not sure if ABP but this colourway is ill. Very excited to try this shoe and compare it to the 868.

How do you like them compared with 868? I really like my 868s a lot although the sizing is weird for me. I'm usually 8.5, which is almost right but a little too tight, so I got nine which is just a little too big/loose, it's like I need a 8.75. Other than that they're great. Trying to decide if I just stick with those or try the 533's
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on March 27, 2018, 10:24:46 AM
Rothdigga, what's the sole like on the 440s? It's a cupsole that's supposedly flexy, like a vulc, but is the tread grippy and long-lasting?

It's a new sole unit for us.  It's got cushioning built into the heel and then tapers off in the front to give you the flex. 
Tread is new and super grippy.  Trahan has been loving them so far as has TimTim and a few others.

Same old boring question- what's the sizing like relative to the other models? More rather, just go for what I normally go for from nb? Same for the 420.

It's true to size, so same as the 288.  All of our newer models have updated the fit so at some point in the future, once past models have been phased out, everything will fit the same. 
I just asked our designer if it's bad with pebbles and he said no.  He just wore some camping actually and it's not an issue because he made the grooves angular, so they don't stick in there.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on March 27, 2018, 12:23:44 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/14w8sxd.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on March 27, 2018, 01:15:31 PM
Rothdigga, what's the sole like on the 440s? It's a cupsole that's supposedly flexy, like a vulc, but is the tread grippy and long-lasting?

It's a new sole unit for us.  It's got cushioning built into the heel and then tapers off in the front to give you the flex. 
Tread is new and super grippy.  Trahan has been loving them so far as has TimTim and a few others.

Same old boring question- what's the sizing like relative to the other models? More rather, just go for what I normally go for from nb? Same for the 420.

It's true to size, so same as the 288.  All of our newer models have updated the fit so at some point in the future, once past models have been phased out, everything will fit the same. 
I just asked our designer if it's bad with pebbles and he said no.  He just wore some camping actually and it's not an issue because he made the grooves angular, so they don't stick in there.

That's good to know, thanks fella.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on March 27, 2018, 01:26:35 PM
Rothdigga, what's the sole like on the 440s? It's a cupsole that's supposedly flexy, like a vulc, but is the tread grippy and long-lasting?

It's a new sole unit for us.  It's got cushioning built into the heel and then tapers off in the front to give you the flex. 
Tread is new and super grippy.  Trahan has been loving them so far as has TimTim and a few others.

Same old boring question- what's the sizing like relative to the other models? More rather, just go for what I normally go for from nb? Same for the 420.

It's true to size, so same as the 288.  All of our newer models have updated the fit so at some point in the future, once past models have been phased out, everything will fit the same. 
I just asked our designer if it's bad with pebbles and he said no.  He just wore some camping actually and it's not an issue because he made the grooves angular, so they don't stick in there.

That's good to know, thanks fella.

thats awesome. traditional herringbone is a pebble catcher for sure.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: colt cannon lunchbox on March 27, 2018, 01:49:45 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgOy2HslmqT/?taken-by=stashedboxes

Not sure if ABP but this colourway is ill. Very excited to try this shoe and compare it to the 868.

How do you like them compared with 868? I really like my 868s a lot although the sizing is weird for me. I'm usually 8.5, which is almost right but a little too tight, so I got nine which is just a little too big/loose, it's like I need a 8.75. Other than that they're great. Trying to decide if I just stick with those or try the 533's

I haven't tried them yet, have only been skating the 868s for a few weeks and they are holding up really well so might not be in the market for a few weeks. I ordered a full size up and they felt really roomy (specially in the toe area) at first but after a few skates they feel amazing. I believe it's better for your feet to skate shoes that are .5 too big rather than .5 too small.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: colt cannon lunchbox on March 27, 2018, 01:50:18 PM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/14w8sxd.jpg)

Got damn
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Michnich191 on March 27, 2018, 06:34:02 PM

I haven't tried them yet, have only been skating the 868s for a few weeks and they are holding up really well so might not be in the market for a few weeks. I ordered a full size up and they felt really roomy (specially in the toe area) at first but after a few skates they feel amazing. I believe it's better for your feet to skate shoes that are .5 too big rather than .5 too small.
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Damn idk how you can stand them that big ha. I've tried stretching out the 8.5s a few different ways, I am now just accepting they're too small. The 9's i felt like we're too big at first but after skating a few time I really like them. These are probably my favorite shoes I've skated. Only had a few sessions in them but they look like they're gonna last a good long while too.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on April 04, 2018, 09:09:02 PM
https://www.newbalance.com/pd/440/NM440.html?dwvar_NM440_color=Grey_with_Navy#color=Grey_with_Navy&width=D

NM440s now available.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on April 04, 2018, 10:47:19 PM
https://www.newbalance.com/pd/440/NM440.html?dwvar_NM440_color=Grey_with_Navy#color=Grey_with_Navy&width=D

NM440s now available.

Thanks mate.

I guess they're still adding stuff on the main site...  I'm waiting on the UK site to fill up as it's looking pretty bare. What's more, I hope there are a couple of colourways as there is already plenty of grey here.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on April 05, 2018, 01:45:45 PM
In case any of yíall were wondering, I ordered a pair online of the all-white/black midsole 533 v2 colorway and they are indeed leather with the engraved N on the side. Iíve seen photos of the same colorway on tactics and the NB# sites where theyíre suede with a plain white N logo. I think Tate even posted some samples that were the white suede ones too, but the production run look like this

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/products/1-4-18PJLaddWhite2_grande.jpg?v=1515515860)



NOT this

(https://images.prod.meredith.com/product/f14575ce596a0d1d08ad1a806526b7e5/1521043642976/l/new-balance-pj-ladd-533-v2-white-8)


I personally think the leather version looks better and am hyped to skate them soon now that my ankles healed. Itís my 4th pair of the 533 v2ís now
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 05, 2018, 08:50:44 PM
Yea, the white ones I have (top photo) are the leather ones. They are samples but pretty soft leather.

I have yet to see the bottom ones (suede) in person.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fuckmyself on April 06, 2018, 03:49:13 PM
Those Slip-ons are out now. Gotta say even though they aren't "for skateboarding" I'm considering getting a pair to cruise around in. Can't be any worse durability-wise than a classic pair of vans slips...
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2me5yd5.png)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on April 06, 2018, 04:15:51 PM
I have a homie here that I give samples to that skates them and loves them.  But for sure they aren't made to hold up to the regualr rigors of skating, they're just comfortable ass slip-ons.  They're mostly canvas, so you know what you're getting with canvas.  We have branded that whole line as New Balance and it sits in the lifestyle line to differentiate it from Numeric.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on April 06, 2018, 04:45:57 PM
I have a homie here that I give samples to that skates them and loves them.  But for sure they aren't made to hold up to the regualr rigors of skating, they're just comfortable ass slip-ons.  They're mostly canvas, so you know what you're getting with canvas.  We have branded that whole line as New Balance and it sits in the lifestyle line to differentiate it from Numeric.
i noticed today that nm 288's are available on the canadian nb site. first numeric shoe ive seen avail, just not my size. centre dist doesnt always have extra stock and my shop doesnt order much of my size. hopefully nb.ca gets more for me.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on April 06, 2018, 10:49:58 PM
I have a homie here that I give samples to that skates them and loves them.  But for sure they aren't made to hold up to the regualr rigors of skating, they're just comfortable ass slip-ons.  They're mostly canvas, so you know what you're getting with canvas.  We have branded that whole line as New Balance and it sits in the lifestyle line to differentiate it from Numeric.

i wanna be the homie who also receives samples  ;D
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Michnich191 on April 07, 2018, 07:57:06 AM
Rothdigga, what's the sole like on the 440s? It's a cupsole that's supposedly flexy, like a vulc, but is the tread grippy and long-lasting?

It's a new sole unit for us.  It's got cushioning built into the heel and then tapers off in the front to give you the flex. 
Tread is new and super grippy.  Trahan has been loving them so far as has TimTim and a few others.

Same old boring question- what's the sizing like relative to the other models? More rather, just go for what I normally go for from nb? Same for the 420.

It's true to size, so same as the 288.  All of our newer models have updated the fit so at some point in the future, once past models have been phased out, everything will fit the same. 
I just asked our designer if it's bad with pebbles and he said no.  He just wore some camping actually and it's not an issue because he made the grooves angular, so they don't stick in there.

Do you know when you guys implemented or will implement the change to the fit? I love 868s but the sizing is so off.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 14, 2018, 02:15:12 AM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/new-balance-numeric-1
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog2_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643260)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog4_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643282)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog3_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643303)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog9_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643710)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog8_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643733)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog10_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643770)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog6_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643786)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog7_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643819)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog5_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643838)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on April 14, 2018, 07:01:37 AM
I'm digging those 440's. I like the mix of materials and the variety of patterns. With a different colourway I would be very interested.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on April 14, 2018, 10:37:16 AM
Grrr, need the 420's to drop!  Roth, send me a sample pair  :-*
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on April 14, 2018, 03:23:00 PM
I'm digging those 440's. I like the mix of materials and the variety of patterns. With a different colourway I would be very interested.

I decided against getting them this time as UK stores only seem to have gotten 4 new colourways, with the 440s only coming in black and white.

I'm not sure whats going on, but NB is seeming pretty sparse here, with little coordination/fanfare for a new model.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Mcidraque on April 15, 2018, 01:49:41 AM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/new-balance-numeric-1

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/4-13-18NumericBlog3_680x1024.jpg?v=1523643303)

those mids look mad clean
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 15, 2018, 05:40:44 PM
Grrr, need the 420's to drop!  Roth, send me a sample pair  :-*
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Frank on April 18, 2018, 03:47:58 PM
rothdigger, hope you don't mind the question, but i purchased a pair of obsidian blue 868s and i went half a size up from my usual but they are really tight, is that still the old fit? they might be too small after all... cool shoe tho, would definetly get em in my size, he he. they are pretty comfy when i just wear them, like when i'm sitting, but after about a mile of walking in them i actually get a nasty pain in the sides of both feet. like when the shoe flexes it clamps the sides... hope they still widen a bit, so far they are still too tight to skate. are they actually safe to throw in the microwave? i haven't tried that yet...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 18, 2018, 09:02:31 PM
rothdigger, hope you don't mind the question, but i purchased a pair of obsidian blue 868s and i went half a size up from my usual but they are really tight, is that still the old fit? they might be too small after all... cool shoe tho, would definetly get em in my size, he he. they are pretty comfy when i just wear them, like when i'm sitting, but after about a mile of walking in them i actually get a nasty pain in the sides of both feet. like when the shoe flexes it clamps the sides... hope they still widen a bit, so far they are still too tight to skate. are they actually safe to throw in the microwave? i haven't tried that yet...

I microwave all my NB# shoes. I don't think any of them have any metal eyelets anyways.

Definitely feels way better once they are all soft, I pop my FP game changers in there and they feel great.

As for the fit, all the NB# have the true to size fit. I've had troubles in the past when they first started out especially with the black box pairs. But to me, they have certainly fixed the sizing issue in all the models.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Sad Hippo on April 18, 2018, 09:16:05 PM
Why are the 868s so narrow?! I had to return the pair I ordered because they were crushing the sides of my feet.  They're the perfect shoe for me, as far as support, looks, etc but man, they are too narrow.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on April 18, 2018, 10:48:10 PM
Why are the 868s so narrow?! I had to return the pair I ordered because they were crushing the sides of my feet.  They're the perfect shoe for me, as far as support, looks, etc but man, they are too narrow.

I had this with the 533's - the first few hours of wearing em they were really narrow and tight but after a day fit really good. The logan has a wider construction and it fits really really good. I might buy a pair just to chill in
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Frank on April 19, 2018, 07:44:55 AM
I microwave all my NB# shoes. I don't think any of them have any metal eyelets anyways.

Definitely feels way better once they are all soft, I pop my FP game changers in there and they feel great.

As for the fit, all the NB# have the true to size fit. I've had troubles in the past when they first started out especially with the black box pairs. But to me, they have certainly fixed the sizing issue in all the models.

thanks tate!

Why are the 868s so narrow?! I had to return the pair I ordered because they were crushing the sides of my feet.  They're the perfect shoe for me, as far as support, looks, etc but man, they are too narrow.

I had this with the 533's - the first few hours of wearing em they were really narrow and tight but after a day fit really good. The logan has a wider construction and it fits really really good. I might buy a pair just to chill in

yeah same problem here, i'll let you know how microwaving them works out for what it's worth, since you returned them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Michnich191 on April 19, 2018, 02:57:22 PM
I microwave all my NB# shoes. I don't think any of them have any metal eyelets anyways.

Definitely feels way better once they are all soft, I pop my FP game changers in there and they feel great.

As for the fit, all the NB# have the true to size fit. I've had troubles in the past when they first started out especially with the black box pairs. But to me, they have certainly fixed the sizing issue in all the models.

thanks tate!

Why are the 868s so narrow?! I had to return the pair I ordered because they were crushing the sides of my feet.  They're the perfect shoe for me, as far as support, looks, etc but man, they are too narrow.

I had this with the 533's - the first few hours of wearing em they were really narrow and tight but after a day fit really good. The logan has a wider construction and it fits really really good. I might buy a pair just to chill in

yeah same problem here, i'll let you know how microwaving them works out for what it's worth, since you returned them.

Be careful microwaving the 868s I did it a for too long on a pair of 8.5 and the foam in the heel bubbled out
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Frank on April 19, 2018, 03:38:37 PM
Be careful microwaving the 868s I did it a for too long on a pair of 8.5 and the foam in the heel bubbled out

thx man, i'll be careful. hope yours were still skatable?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Michnich191 on April 19, 2018, 05:43:20 PM
Be careful microwaving the 868s I did it a for too long on a pair of 8.5 and the foam in the heel bubbled out

thx man, i'll be careful. hope yours were still skatable?

They would be if they were the right size, don't think it really affected much just looks weird. I microwaved them because they were a bit too small and over did it. I usually wear 8.5 that's what these are, but bought some size 9s and they're great
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Frank on April 22, 2018, 01:11:24 PM
Be careful microwaving the 868s I did it a for too long on a pair of 8.5 and the foam in the heel bubbled out

thx man, i'll be careful. hope yours were still skatable?

They would be if they were the right size, don't think it really affected much just looks weird. I microwaved them because they were a bit too small and over did it. I usually wear 8.5 that's what these are, but bought some size 9s and they're great

yo, so i put em in the microwave on max settings for about 20 seconds and it did work quite nicely, they are quite comfortable now after wearing them afterwards for while. but as you said, on one shoe one of the little gelpads was about to burst open, but i just tapped the little cut while it was still soft and it practically healed up after hardening again.

but if ever get this shoe again i probably get half a size up instead.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on April 23, 2018, 09:40:55 AM
Be careful microwaving the 868s I did it a for too long on a pair of 8.5 and the foam in the heel bubbled out

thx man, i'll be careful. hope yours were still skatable?

They would be if they were the right size, don't think it really affected much just looks weird. I microwaved them because they were a bit too small and over did it. I usually wear 8.5 that's what these are, but bought some size 9s and they're great

yo, so i put em in the microwave on max settings for about 20 seconds and it did work quite nicely, they are quite comfortable now after wearing them afterwards for while. but as you said, on one shoe one of the little gelpads was about to burst open, but i just tapped the little cut while it was still soft and it practically healed up after hardening again.

but if ever get this shoe again i probably get half a size up instead.

Frank,
Glad the microwave trick worked out.  I don't skate the 868's personally, I just like thinner shoes and was always stuck on vulcs until the 288's came out.  Now I won't really skate anything else, but I'm a sucker for consistency...same board, same wheels, same trucks and shoes.  I do know that dudes who skate that shoe are pretty set on them once they get used to them though. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Frank on April 23, 2018, 10:14:23 AM
Frank,
Glad the microwave trick worked out.  I don't skate the 868's personally, I just like thinner shoes and was always stuck on vulcs until the 288's came out.  Now I won't really skate anything else, but I'm a sucker for consistency...same board, same wheels, same trucks and shoes.  I do know that dudes who skate that shoe are pretty set on them once they get used to them though.

hey man, i bought these out of curiosity, they are the most tech shoe i've owned in years but i feel like my back is hurting for better shoes these days. i'll skate a vulc still but probably only for cruising to the corner store or skating small transitions. anyways, thanks for the reply and sorry for misspelling your name the first time.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on April 24, 2018, 10:52:29 PM
https://instagram.com/p/Bh-snAVBr34/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: electromagnetic radiation on April 26, 2018, 12:54:44 AM
https://instagram.com/p/Bh-snAVBr34/

that black leather looks great
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: electromagnetic radiation on April 26, 2018, 01:20:59 AM
has anyone skated the epic tr national Pride? Looks beautiful
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Hypnotoad on April 27, 2018, 08:52:12 AM
This ďput your shoes in the microwaveĒ shit is absolutely insane, guys.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on April 28, 2018, 03:28:38 AM
This ďput your shoes in the microwaveĒ shit is absolutely insane, guys.

It's nothing new! Try it before you knock it ;)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on April 28, 2018, 10:27:42 AM
This ďput your shoes in the microwaveĒ shit is absolutely insane, guys.

It's nothing new! Try it before you knock it ;)

Ive had 4 pairs of the 533ís now and all I do is bend them with my hands & press them up against the wall or whatever and theyíre totally broken in by the second session or so. No point in potentially weakening the glue or ruining the materials with microwave heat IMO.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on May 05, 2018, 07:28:47 PM
Anyone know how tall the heel is on the 440?  Especially in comparison with other NB# cupsoles.  Iím hoping itís lower than the 288. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Willie on May 05, 2018, 08:44:01 PM
Does the 420 have basically the same sole unit as 440 (with runner toe)?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Berky on May 05, 2018, 11:49:25 PM
Does the 420 have basically the same sole unit as 440 (with runner toe)?
nope totally different sole
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: hey pickle on May 06, 2018, 03:36:43 AM
help me out british bois - im a uk10 in vans authentics/10.5 is nike/adidas - what will i need in nb
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on May 06, 2018, 10:20:09 AM
help me out british bois - im a uk10 in vans authentics/10.5 is nike/adidas - what will i need in nb

A Busenitz UK 9 fits the same as a 9.5 new balance 358 and 533 v1. I'm wearing some 868s in a UK 10 at the moment and while there is ample room for my toes, they're quite snug across the bridges of my feet still. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 07, 2018, 11:26:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ-bcI3FKtM
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on May 07, 2018, 01:45:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ-bcI3FKtM

I'm pretty psyched on the 440s and am keen to give them a go... Buuuuut received this email from NB UK earlier today:

"Thank you for contacting New Balance. Unfortunately we have no indication that our selection of skating shoes will include the 440s at the moment. It is also not possible to order from the US site and have the shoes delivered to the UK. We are very sorry."

I'm sure we'll get a glut of eye-catching colourways for a range of models in the summer.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on May 08, 2018, 09:48:00 AM
bird,
Trying to figure out why you got that reply from NB UK.  I'm showing that the UK ordered the NM440BLK (black/white version of the 440) for this initial Summer drop.  I'll let you know what I find out. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on May 08, 2018, 11:05:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ-bcI3FKtM

I'm pretty psyched on the 440s and am keen to give them a go... Buuuuut received this email from NB UK earlier today:

"Thank you for contacting New Balance. Unfortunately we have no indication that our selection of skating shoes will include the 440s at the moment. It is also not possible to order from the US site and have the shoes delivered to the UK. We are very sorry."

I'm sure we'll get a glut of eye-catching colourways for a range of models in the summer.

Bird,
Looks like Flatspot is all sold out of those 440's already in a week, but Slam City has some left.  We'll have them on our NB-UK site (Black/white) in a week, but of course we would prefer you buy them from Slam or Flatspot or any other independent shop if you can.   Hope that helps! 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Xen on May 08, 2018, 11:07:15 AM
Anyone skate the mids? Some on sale around the net and need some feedback before I bite.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Lt. Frank Drebin on May 11, 2018, 07:27:59 PM
Anyone skate the mids? Some on sale around the net and need some feedback before I bite.

If youíre talking about the 345s, I just finished skating them and was a fan. Fit a little more snug and stiff than the 344s, maybe a quarter size smaller. Good shoes.

If you mean the 213s, I skated a set about 6 months ago and did not enjoy them. Theyíve got a really wide toe box which might be nice for some but it caused my feet to slide around and toes to jam up against the front. Fit 1/2 size larger than other NBs. Decent shoes, just not for me.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Xen on May 12, 2018, 12:36:28 AM
346s

http://www.newbalance.com/pd/346/NM346.html?dwvar_NM346_color=Tan_with_Gum#color=Tan_with_Gum&width=D

Assuming they are the 345s just mid?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Lt. Frank Drebin on May 13, 2018, 09:42:06 AM
346s

http://www.newbalance.com/pd/346/NM346.html?dwvar_NM346_color=Tan_with_Gum#color=Tan_with_Gum&width=D

Assuming they are the 345s just mid?

Oops, got my numbers off by one. Right, 346 is the mid version of the 345. I wouldnít call it a true mid like a Blazer, it sits right at the ankle bone for me rather than covering it.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 14, 2018, 03:09:11 PM
https://instagram.com/p/BixemOdle8T/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gino's Back 180 Nosegrind on May 14, 2018, 03:17:21 PM
If anyone's curious on how the 440's skate, they're the shit. For reference I like the Lucas Premiere, Gilbert 2, slim cupsole type of shoe. I'd choose the 440 over both atm. Grip is way better than the 598 sole. Fit feels good, true to size. Only thing that worries me is the toe panel. The seams are starting to rip and hopefully it's not like the samba bullshit where there's nothing underneath. I'd prefer it with a one piece type of deal

Good shoe, best I've had in a while
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: bbk on May 15, 2018, 04:01:49 AM
If anyone's curious on how the 440's skate, they're the shit. For reference I like the Lucas Premiere, Gilbert 2, slim cupsole type of shoe. I'd choose the 440 over both atm. Grip is way better than the 598 sole. Fit feels good, true to size. Only thing that worries me is the toe panel. The seams are starting to rip and hopefully it's not like the samba bullshit where there's nothing underneath. I'd prefer it with a one piece type of deal

Good shoe, best I've had in a while
Just super glue exposed seams, it's not rocket science...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Curbyourenthusiasm on May 15, 2018, 09:55:33 AM
How does the arch support feel on those 440s? I'm really wanting to try them but my feet are pretty awful these days. I like all the shoes you're comparing them too though so it sounds promising. Currently skating the Lucas premieres myself.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 17, 2018, 04:09:10 PM
https://instagram.com/p/Bi5SWmAlZM-/
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: carbonite on May 18, 2018, 07:04:51 AM
https://instagram.com/p/Bi5SWmAlZM-/

these are relevant to my interests
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on May 18, 2018, 09:32:15 PM
Got Damn

Canít the 420ís just drop already?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 25, 2018, 09:53:46 PM
https://vimeo.com/271746798
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Beeker on May 26, 2018, 02:57:39 PM
Anyone try the 440's?

Do they fit tight like a 598 and 254 quincy (need to size up), or 345 and 358 arto (true to size).
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Eds_gallerist on May 27, 2018, 10:58:13 AM
Finally going to get those 533 v2 I have been eyeing so long. I read too many things about the sizing of the first version,  are they TTS now?
For reference, I am wearing Maranas and Westgate CCs (both cupsole) in US 9.

Recommendations would be appreciated. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on May 27, 2018, 09:20:48 PM
Finally going to get those 533 v2 I have been eyeing so long. I read too many things about the sizing of the first version,  are they TTS now?
For reference, I am wearing Maranas and Westgate CCs (both cupsole) in US 9.

Recommendations would be appreciated.

Yes, TTS in the new (fixed) sizing. Black box pairs sizing was all over the place.

But I go TTS in the 533 v2. Before I had to go up .5 to a size 9.5
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 27, 2018, 11:26:19 PM
#tatergate2018
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Eds_gallerist on May 28, 2018, 11:07:54 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: kneebone on June 05, 2018, 12:42:50 PM
didn't see these other colorways posted yet.  can't wait for these!
(https://image.ibb.co/hw28F8/nb420.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Firebert on June 05, 2018, 01:48:08 PM
Finally going to get those 533 v2 I have been eyeing so long. I read too many things about the sizing of the first version,  are they TTS now?
For reference, I am wearing Maranas and Westgate CCs (both cupsole) in US 9.

Recommendations would be appreciated.

Yes, TTS in the new (fixed) sizing. Black box pairs sizing was all over the place.

But I go TTS in the 533 v2. Before I had to go up .5 to a size 9.5

Disagree - I have had both versions and both fit the same. Don't believe tate's lies.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jakeumms on June 07, 2018, 09:49:46 PM
Finally going to get those 533 v2 I have been eyeing so long. I read too many things about the sizing of the first version,  are they TTS now?
For reference, I am wearing Maranas and Westgate CCs (both cupsole) in US 9.

Recommendations would be appreciated.

Yes, TTS in the new (fixed) sizing. Black box pairs sizing was all over the place.

But I go TTS in the 533 v2. Before I had to go up .5 to a size 9.5

Disagree - I have had both versions and both fit the same. Don't believe tate's lies.


I went a half size up on the pair of 533 v2s I bought back in I think February. They are definitely not clowny so I feel alright about it.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tzhangdox on June 07, 2018, 10:01:02 PM
533 v2 is true to size for me. I think it wouldnt to go half a size up, they were a little tight at first but when you wear them around a bit it fits perfect if you prefer shoes that fit exactly snug.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on June 08, 2018, 01:47:25 AM
533 v2 is true to size for me. I think it wouldnt to go half a size up, they were a little tight at first but when you wear them around a bit it fits perfect if you prefer shoes that fit exactly snug.

same here. had both the 522 v1 and v2 in a size 9(42.5) as well as the NB# logan in size 9
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 08, 2018, 06:57:07 AM
Finally going to get those 533 v2 I have been eyeing so long. I read too many things about the sizing of the first version,  are they TTS now?
For reference, I am wearing Maranas and Westgate CCs (both cupsole) in US 9.

Recommendations would be appreciated.

Yes, TTS in the new (fixed) sizing. Black box pairs sizing was all over the place.

But I go TTS in the 533 v2. Before I had to go up .5 to a size 9.5

Disagree - I have had both versions and both fit the same. Don't believe tate's lies.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Eds_gallerist on June 08, 2018, 12:12:53 PM
I tried various sizes and to go half a size up.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: heritage on June 08, 2018, 12:52:43 PM
https://vimeo.com/271746798

The old NB# Logan 637 was far and away my favorite in the NB# line, and I've literally skated every single shoe NB# has offered since Day 1. This new 440 reminds me quite a bit of the 637 in the way it fits and skates, but better, and I think will appeal to a wider group.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gino's Back 180 Nosegrind on June 09, 2018, 05:20:54 PM
How does the arch support feel on those 440s? I'm really wanting to try them but my feet are pretty awful these days. I like all the shoes you're comparing them too though so it sounds promising. Currently skating the Lucas premieres myself.

It's decent. Nothing exceptional, but better than the generic Vans Ultracush insole in the Crockett's. Also, the new sole on the 440 is probably the best sole of any skate shoe I've ever had. Grip is amazing and does not show almost any signs of wear after a month of decent skating. NB should put this sole on every shoe they make from here on out. Hoping they do on the 420.

https://vimeo.com/271746798

The old NB# Logan 637 was far and away my favorite in the NB# line, and I've literally skated every single shoe NB# has offered since Day 1. This new 440 reminds me quite a bit of the 637 in the way it fits and skates, but better, and I think will appeal to a wider group.

If you're into slim cupsoles, this is your shoe. Only thing that's come close for me recently are the city cups, which also skate great, but are a little block-y and bulkier feeling.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Curbyourenthusiasm on June 10, 2018, 03:00:58 PM
Hell yeah, that sounds great. Thanks for letting me know. Iím gonna grab some of them in that Knox color for sure. Stoked.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mini greek on June 11, 2018, 11:10:05 PM
So with regards to the toe cap...we built the 440 with the vamp material (toe box, piece under the actual toe cap) going all the way into the sole. So when you finally get thru the toe cap, there a whole other layer of suede underneath and a piece of reinforcement under that. Still a really thin, flexible, comfy shoe after all those layers...because our designer is a fucking champion and knows what skaters need. He does have the best skateboard part of all time according to some kid on YouTube...
(Look it up 🤣 on YouTube)
If anyone's curious on how the 440's skate, they're the shit. For reference I like the Lucas Premiere, Gilbert 2, slim cupsole type of shoe. I'd choose the 440 over both atm. Grip is way better than the 598 sole. Fit feels good, true to size. Only thing that worries me is the toe panel. The seams are starting to rip and hopefully it's not like the samba bullshit where there's nothing underneath. I'd prefer it with a one piece type of deal

Good shoe, best I've had in a while
Just super glue exposed seams, it's not rocket science...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on June 12, 2018, 07:45:31 AM
still haven't heard anyone say anything about the 346 mid top...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: mini greek on June 12, 2018, 12:33:51 PM
still haven't heard anyone say anything about the 346 mid top...

What would you like to know? Fits a little snug, would recommend going up a half size. Skates just like the 345, with a little more support around the ankle, obviously. Tom K, Franky, and a couple other team dudes love it and skate them regularly...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 12, 2018, 08:40:39 PM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/new-balance-numeric-2
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6-12-18NBNBlog1_680x1024.jpg?v=1528838182)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: concerned_parent on June 13, 2018, 12:04:34 PM
still haven't heard anyone say anything about the 346 mid top...

What would you like to know? Fits a little snug, would recommend going up a half size. Skates just like the 345, with a little more support around the ankle, obviously. Tom K, Franky, and a couple other team dudes love it and skate them regularly...

good ankle protection or just barely? more of half cab height or something higher?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on June 14, 2018, 07:58:53 AM
Where the 420's though?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on June 17, 2018, 06:25:45 AM
Is NB done with the 598?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: SJ on June 17, 2018, 03:16:51 PM
I've never owned a pair of NB but I dig their color ways. I'm not really looking for a skate specific model. What's a good model for comfortable casual wear?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Beeker on June 17, 2018, 05:55:46 PM
Is NB done with the 598?

Pretty sure they had an instagram post with a new all grey color-way not too long ago.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on June 17, 2018, 08:14:40 PM
Where the 420's though?

We're launching the 420 on July 10...I know that makes no sense in terms of the numbers, but since it wasn't going to come out on April 20, we decided on July 10...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on June 17, 2018, 08:15:40 PM
Is NB done with the 598?

598's have been phased out with the 440 and 288 in the line now.  If you liked that sole, the 440 sole is pretty much the same.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 18, 2018, 01:56:03 AM
What is going on in Europe? Whoever is in charge in doing a poor job.
Almost no colorways are available in shops or the web.
On top of that, in the skateboard section of the newbalance web they even mix Numeric shoes with lifestyle collection like the 331 the 424 or the 617 (that kinda look like numeric but is not numeric).
The 440 is available in some UK shops, but nowhere to be seen elsewhere even on the new balance site.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on June 18, 2018, 02:51:00 AM
What is going on in Europe? Whoever is in charge in doing a poor job.
Almost no colorways are available in shops or the web.
On top of that, in the skateboard section of the newbalance web they even mix Numeric shoes with lifestyle collection like the 331 the 424 or the 617 (that kinda look like numeric but is not numeric).
The 440 is available in some UK shops, but nowhere to be seen elsewhere even on the new balance site.

You mean you don't like black and white or super white?

I get that nb owes us nothing, but I don't get why they're seemingly not even trying in the UK.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: thomas kook on June 18, 2018, 03:01:22 AM
new balance can do whatever they want as long as they never stop making the 212/213s. i seriously never want to skate another shoe
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 18, 2018, 03:47:29 AM
What is going on in Europe? Whoever is in charge in doing a poor job.
Almost no colorways are available in shops or the web.
On top of that, in the skateboard section of the newbalance web they even mix Numeric shoes with lifestyle collection like the 331 the 424 or the 617 (that kinda look like numeric but is not numeric).
The 440 is available in some UK shops, but nowhere to be seen elsewhere even on the new balance site.

You mean you don't like black and white or super white?

I get that nb owes us nothing, but I don't get why they're seemingly not even trying in the UK.
It's not even that I hate that colorway, but the offer is so reduced and the potential is so big that I'm kinda frustrated.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on June 18, 2018, 10:54:45 AM
What is going on in Europe? Whoever is in charge in doing a poor job.
Almost no colorways are available in shops or the web.
On top of that, in the skateboard section of the newbalance web they even mix Numeric shoes with lifestyle collection like the 331 the 424 or the 617 (that kinda look like numeric but is not numeric).
The 440 is available in some UK shops, but nowhere to be seen elsewhere even on the new balance site.

I wish we could just list the entire catalog and have it available in Europe/UK.  Not to pull the curtain back too far, but the problem arises with minimums on buying for each region.  But for sure, there needs to be a better assortment and we are aware of that.  I get a good amount of requests from stores that I'm friends with over there and our DM's reflect it.  Since we've only really been on the shelf for 3 years, it's still a work in progress. 
As for the 331/424/617's on the site, those are designed out of our offices but are for the Lifestyle category.  But a lot of times since they're vulc and or flat-soled cups, they get placed on the skate section also. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on June 18, 2018, 11:51:51 PM
What is going on in Europe? Whoever is in charge in doing a poor job.
Almost no colorways are available in shops or the web.
On top of that, in the skateboard section of the newbalance web they even mix Numeric shoes with lifestyle collection like the 331 the 424 or the 617 (that kinda look like numeric but is not numeric).
The 440 is available in some UK shops, but nowhere to be seen elsewhere even on the new balance site.

You mean you don't like black and white or super white?

I get that nb owes us nothing, but I don't get why they're seemingly not even trying in the UK.
It's not even that I hate that colorway, but the offer is so reduced and the potential is so big that I'm kinda frustrated.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkA2AcRBDDd/?hl=en&tagged=nm440 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkA2AcRBDDd/?hl=en&tagged=nm440)

Hopefully we get more options in this much-hyped July release. If we don't get the Knox version, there's no hope!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Turtle Boy on June 19, 2018, 12:16:43 AM
What is going on in Europe? Whoever is in charge in doing a poor job.
Almost no colorways are available in shops or the web.
On top of that, in the skateboard section of the newbalance web they even mix Numeric shoes with lifestyle collection like the 331 the 424 or the 617 (that kinda look like numeric but is not numeric).
The 440 is available in some UK shops, but nowhere to be seen elsewhere even on the new balance site.

I wish we could just list the entire catalog and have it available in Europe/UK.  Not to pull the curtain back too far, but the problem arises with minimums on buying for each region.  But for sure, there needs to be a better assortment and we are aware of that.  I get a good amount of requests from stores that I'm friends with over there and our DM's reflect it.  Since we've only really been on the shelf for 3 years, it's still a work in progress. 
As for the 331/424/617's on the site, those are designed out of our offices but are for the Lifestyle category.  But a lot of times since they're vulc and or flat-soled cups, they get placed on the skate section also. 
Thanks for the feedback, and I understand how hard is to compete with other brands that saturates the shops with colorways and models every months, but I hope European skaters get to have some more choice. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: kneebone on June 19, 2018, 06:06:46 AM
Does NB actively hate vegans?  There are a bunch of models in the numeric/lifestyle line that are all-canvas or synthetic, then have a leather/suede "N" or some other piece of nonfunctional small leather trim.  I can understand when a mostly-canvas skate shoe puts on a suede toecap or ollie patch, but to have a nonfunctional trim piece ruin an otherwise animal-friendly shoe, it's frustrating.  I'm being facetious when I say "hate vegans", but any insight Rothdigga?  (I know there are other factors like glues, rubber etc that may make a shoe not completely vegan, but for this discussion i'm just talking about upper materials. thanks!)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on June 19, 2018, 11:46:20 AM
Does NB actively hate vegans?  There are a bunch of models in the numeric/lifestyle line that are all-canvas or synthetic, then have a leather/suede "N" or some other piece of nonfunctional small leather trim.  I can understand when a mostly-canvas skate shoe puts on a suede toecap or ollie patch, but to have a nonfunctional trim piece ruin an otherwise animal-friendly shoe, it's frustrating.  I'm being facetious when I say "hate vegans", but any insight Rothdigga?  (I know there are other factors like glues, rubber etc that may make a shoe not completely vegan, but for this discussion i'm just talking about upper materials. thanks!)

It's not an active hate but more of a steady dislike...of course I'm kidding.  I think from the designers standpoint, it's always an aesthetic thing where they're trying to add some flavor to a canvas shoe with an accent of leather or suede.  It's not meant to ruin it for any vegans out there.  The 420 that is about to drop is 100% synthetic though, with the exception of the glue (which isn't verified vegan), it's as close as we have come.  I have sent those to Andrew Cannon and he's skated them (vegan homie of mine) and loves them.  Prior to that we didn't have much to offer besides the 212 tacos and beer one which was all canvas and rubber.  I'm sure that looking for shoes is one of the most frustrating processes for you. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: kneebone on June 19, 2018, 04:13:36 PM
Does NB actively hate vegans?  There are a bunch of models in the numeric/lifestyle line that are all-canvas or synthetic, then have a leather/suede "N" or some other piece of nonfunctional small leather trim.  I can understand when a mostly-canvas skate shoe puts on a suede toecap or ollie patch, but to have a nonfunctional trim piece ruin an otherwise animal-friendly shoe, it's frustrating.  I'm being facetious when I say "hate vegans", but any insight Rothdigga?  (I know there are other factors like glues, rubber etc that may make a shoe not completely vegan, but for this discussion i'm just talking about upper materials. thanks!)

It's not an active hate but more of a steady dislike...of course I'm kidding.  I think from the designers standpoint, it's always an aesthetic thing where they're trying to add some flavor to a canvas shoe with an accent of leather or suede.  It's not meant to ruin it for any vegans out there.  The 420 that is about to drop is 100% synthetic though, with the exception of the glue (which isn't verified vegan), it's as close as we have come.  I have sent those to Andrew Cannon and he's skated them (vegan homie of mine) and loves them.  Prior to that we didn't have much to offer besides the 212 tacos and beer one which was all canvas and rubber.  I'm sure that looking for shoes is one of the most frustrating processes for you.
It's true but I enjoy the challenge! haha.  Hyped to hear about the 420s, definitely looking forward to those! 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 19, 2018, 06:05:55 PM
The 420 that is about to drop is 100% synthetic though
and that's why I'm looking forward to them.
Seriously though Rothdigga, you could have a nice niche in the market with a few more vegan-friendly models
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jakeumms on June 21, 2018, 03:15:41 PM
I'm not even vegetarian anymore and I can see this as a good angle. Yes, Sheep did it first but that was literally decades ago and vegan diets seem to be getting more and more common. Corner the market. It's literally anyone's for the taking.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Hypnotoad on June 27, 2018, 05:44:44 PM
Finally made the long drive to the closest dealer today to try on some nb# today.  Slipped on various cup soles, but the 12s were a tad too small and the 13s were way too big, and since the shoe industry long ago decided that 12.5 isnít a thing I guess Iím hosed.  Shame since they felt amazing.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on June 29, 2018, 09:33:30 PM
https://thepremierstore.com/blogs/product/new-balance-numeric-3
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6-28-18NumericBlog6_680x1024.jpg?v=1530285812)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6-28-18NumericBlog4_680x1024.jpg?v=1530285829)
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0563/1361/files/6-28-18NumericBlog5_680x1024.jpg?v=1530285846)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gino's Back 180 Nosegrind on July 01, 2018, 12:56:56 PM
533V2's are true to size now? Or are they only slightly more TTS and I should still go up a half size?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shotformeat on July 06, 2018, 03:33:56 AM
Just got my third pair of 533's, second pair of v2s; the brown and gum ones and the quality and materials are amazing. Absolutely my favourite skate shoes, remind of the shoes I used to skate but slimmed down and modernised in a way that doesn't compromise on the things I actually like (a real midsole). The one problem I've had with the v2s is that the heel collar is slightly higher/stiffer than the first ones and rubs my achilles in a way I mostly avoided with the first ones, but I get that with most shoes anyway that aren't mids just because of tendonitis.

Weirdly though comparing them to the black and gold v2s from the first run I'm skating right now, the black ones are stiffer/feel harder than these do out the box, and being able to compare them side by side it definitely seems like the revlite is both harder and a bit thinner on the black pair. I'd thought it was just in my head or I'd remembered them being different, but there's a noticeable difference. Were there any issues or anything with that first run rothdigga? Or is it just the kind of thing that's unavoidable and I got unlucky with my pair? Still skating great mind, just missed that cushioned feeling form my other pairs!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Eds_gallerist on July 08, 2018, 09:31:19 AM
I am on my first pair of 533s v2 and I had similar issues with the heel for few days. But after walking around in them for a week I went skating yesterday and it's the best shoe I have skated (ever?). Broken in from the get-go, soft, stable, everything is quite perfect. I am a cupsole guy and skated Westgate ccs and Maranas a lot. Skated the 868s as well but didn't like them. Maranas are super durable but offer way less boardfeel than the 533 v2. Had to go up half a size though, not TTS for me. Will buy again.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tzhangdox on July 08, 2018, 01:42:42 PM
Strange, I've heard a lot of good things about the 533s, but couldn't get into my 533 v2s that much. Once broken in they were grippy, stable and had good boardfeel and everything, but they just don't have much cushion for a cupsole, I just got done skating some dunk elites and some dunks and those had significantly more impact support and a similar amount of stability and boardfeel(if not more).
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on July 09, 2018, 04:41:01 AM
Aftet a couple of months, I'm just about done getting through my first pair of 868s and genuinely love them.

I'm normally a 9-9.5 and have been wearing a 10. My only real complaint is about the sole being a pebble magnet, as I would have to spend a moment removing stones before stepping on board to ensure I didn't mess up my grip.

I'm still not convinced by the sizing (at least it's consistent?) but will for sure be grabbing a couple of pairs of nb in the release apparently scheduled for this week.

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/lzfrQij
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ungzilla on July 10, 2018, 01:32:47 PM
i guess you can buy the 420s now if you're into that kind of thing

https://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/p.aspx?ID=79775&CID=322
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: VCR on July 10, 2018, 03:48:23 PM
I can't wait to get that Tom Knox 440
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on July 10, 2018, 04:15:31 PM
i guess you can buy the 420s now if you're into that kind of thing

https://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/p.aspx?ID=79775&CID=322

Are you into them? They're not doing it for me right now, but I'll keep an open mind and will try them on if I ever see them in the wild. I'd for sure be interested to hear about how they feel.

The UK got a pile of stuff yesterday and I ended up going for some 440s, though there's no Tom Knox edition yet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlAtSPQl3B4/?utm_source=ig_web_share
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on July 11, 2018, 12:39:42 AM
Is NB done with the 598?

598's have been phased out with the 440 and 288 in the line now.  If you liked that sole, the 440 sole is pretty much the same.
Good choice. The 598's were just a little busy with all of the different paneling.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: kneebone on July 11, 2018, 07:50:17 AM
i guess you can buy the 420s now if you're into that kind of thing

https://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/p.aspx?ID=79775&CID=322

Are you into them? They're not doing it for me right now, but I'll keep an open mind and will try them on if I ever see them in the wild. I'd for sure be interested to hear about how they feel.

I picked up the 420s yesterday.  They fit much wider than I'm used to, but maybe that's because I've been skating only in vulcs for the past 10 years.  The toe box is also a bit bigger/taller than I had hoped from the photos.  But they are super comfortable and ridiculously light.  I'll update after I skate them.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ungzilla on July 11, 2018, 07:56:33 AM
i guess you can buy the 420s now if you're into that kind of thing

https://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/p.aspx?ID=79775&CID=322

Are you into them? They're not doing it for me right now, but I'll keep an open mind and will try them on if I ever see them in the wild. I'd for sure be interested to hear about how they feel.

I picked up the 420s yesterday.  They fit much wider than I'm used to, but maybe that's because I've been skating only in vulcs for the past 10 years.  The toe box is also a bit bigger/taller than I had hoped from the photos.  But they are super comfortable and ridiculously light.  I'll update after I skate them.

yea not really into the 420s, they look like they'll go floppy fast. probably nice for not skating in though.

the 440s look very good, if I buy some more NBs anytime soon, it will be those.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: art hellman on July 11, 2018, 08:06:34 AM
gonna try to get a Coffee Break out on the 440s and 420s soon comparing them to some other #NB and also some other shoes...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: shotformeat on July 11, 2018, 08:23:38 AM
gonna try to get a Coffee Break out on the 440s and 420s soon comparing them to some other #NB and also some other shoes...

Looking forward to that! Yours are the best reviews going right now, we need a proper dedicated coffee break site, especially now ripped laces seems to be dead...
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Pigeon on July 11, 2018, 09:24:38 AM
i guess you can buy the 420s now if you're into that kind of thing

https://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/p.aspx?ID=79775&CID=322

Are you into them? They're not doing it for me right now, but I'll keep an open mind and will try them on if I ever see them in the wild. I'd for sure be interested to hear about how they feel.
Theyíre alright-looking. If theyíre decent for walking/other shit, Iíll only buy these, because I hate having to change shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Eds_gallerist on July 11, 2018, 10:17:59 AM
gonna try to get a Coffee Break out on the 440s and 420s soon comparing them to some other #NB and also some other shoes...

Looking forward to that! Yours are the best reviews going right now, we need a proper dedicated coffee break site, especially now ripped laces seems to be dead...

Agreed. Best shoe reviews out there and fully deserving a webpage. Looking forward
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 11, 2018, 03:25:06 PM
https://youtu.be/l8mn-KdWQ_E
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 11, 2018, 05:46:21 PM
muska stash spot too! I guess that's the whole 420 joke?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Beeker on July 11, 2018, 06:20:32 PM
muska stash spot too! I guess that's the whole 420 joke?

Dammit, I had zero interest in these and now I want a pair.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on July 11, 2018, 06:33:22 PM
Damnit the insole is glued in.   >:(
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: nosneb on July 11, 2018, 06:34:23 PM
I hate that slim look. If it had the same silhouette as the running shoe that would be sick. Love the stash pocket though
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: kneebone on July 12, 2018, 07:25:38 AM
Damnit the insole is glued in.   >:(
In the pair that I got, it's like barely glued in.  Easily removable.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on July 12, 2018, 10:21:36 AM
Damnit the insole is glued in.   >:(
In the pair that I got, it's like barely glued in.  Easily removable.

If its anything like the 288 insole, that thing will come right out easy.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on July 12, 2018, 10:44:03 AM
Damnit the insole is glued in.   >:(
In the pair that I got, it's like barely glued in.  Easily removable.

If its anything like the 288 insole, that thing will come right out easy.

Okay cool!  Thanks.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on July 12, 2018, 01:55:55 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlIaaAKjvie/?taken-by=thefrogtradeshow
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on July 12, 2018, 02:00:39 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlIaaAKjvie/?taken-by=thefrogtradeshow

Aw shit, in the other photos on that page it looks like NB# is dropping a midtop cupsole! I was just about to ask in this thread if there was any word on those too...instant cop
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Willie on July 12, 2018, 02:18:42 PM
I too, eagerly await hearing about the 420. Is it the super cushioned skate shoe of my dreams?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: ungzilla on July 12, 2018, 02:40:36 PM
didn't DC already make that shoe and call it the chris cole lite
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on July 16, 2018, 09:15:05 AM
So bummed the 420's dropped right as I have to look for a new job and now can't justify spending money on shoes until I find something new  >:(
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on July 16, 2018, 10:08:47 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlIaaAKjvie/?taken-by=thefrogtradeshow

The Westgate pro model looks good. Canít wait to see more colorways.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on July 17, 2018, 07:49:22 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlIaaAKjvie/?taken-by=thefrogtradeshow

The Westgate pro model looks good. Canít wait to see more colorways.

I just hope it has a free floating tongue and not booty construction; I hate this new trend of no tongues on skate shoes or any sneaker for that matter.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Beeker on July 17, 2018, 07:53:56 AM
Kinda just looks like a cupsole Arto.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: SHIREFLIP on July 18, 2018, 09:56:19 AM
The owner of the shop I go to put me onto New Balance late last year. They were low on supplies and New Balance was one of the few brands they had in my size. He told me he had been getting a lot of positive feedback about numerics, especially in terms of durability. As I am often broke, tough shoes sounded good. I forget what I had first, like the 345s or something. I really liked those. Comfy and durable, and fit like a glove. I got the 440s like a month or two ago and I LOVE them. Best soles ever, really sturdy and I can feel my board really well. Super comfortable shoe. Durable AF. I don't remember the last time I was this stoked on a shoe. I bought a backup pair because I have a feeling I'll be too broke when I actually need to replace these.

In summation, the 440s are ill shit. 

Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on July 18, 2018, 10:17:52 AM
The owner of the shop I go to put me onto New Balance late last year. They were low on supplies and New Balance was one of the few brands they had in my size. He told me he had been getting a lot of positive feedback about numerics, especially in terms of durability. As I am often broke, tough shoes sounded good. I forget what I had first, like the 345s or something. I really liked those. Comfy and durable, and fit like a glove. I got the 440s like a month or two ago and I LOVE them. Best soles ever, really sturdy and I can feel my board really well. Super comfortable shoe. Durable AF. I don't remember the last time I was this stoked on a shoe. I bought a backup pair because I have a feeling I'll be too broke when I actually need to replace these.

In summation, the 440s are ill shit.

I like them too and won't go a half size up on my next pair, though would still would on the 255.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jamersonbass on July 18, 2018, 02:28:19 PM
So bummed the 420's dropped right as I have to look for a new job and now can't justify spending money on shoes until I find something new  >:(

Best of luck man.  I had a stretch from last October to this last May where I was without work.  I got a tiny severance deal that helped a lot, but I was having a bad time for awhile.  I'm not crazy about my new job, but it's so much easier to find a job when you're currently employed.  Hang in there!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on July 19, 2018, 04:42:03 AM
So would I size the 440's like I would a 533?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on July 19, 2018, 06:07:13 AM
So would I size the 440's like I would a 533?

Based upon the 533v1, I wouldn't. UK9.5 in the 533v1, UK9 would suit me better in the 440.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Xen on July 19, 2018, 10:08:12 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlIaaAKjvie/?taken-by=thefrogtradeshow

Aw shit, in the other photos on that page it looks like NB# is dropping a midtop cupsole! I was just about to ask in this thread if there was any word on those too...instant cop

I'm in for the mid-cup; I couldn't find the pics?

The Green and Gum colorway of that 420  :-*
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: coneklr on July 19, 2018, 10:10:50 AM
So bummed the 420's dropped right as I have to look for a new job and now can't justify spending money on shoes until I find something new  >:(

Best of luck man.  I had a stretch from last October to this last May where I was without work.  I got a tiny severance deal that helped a lot, but I was having a bad time for awhile.  I'm not crazy about my new job, but it's so much easier to find a job when you're currently employed.  Hang in there!

Thanks my man!  I try my best to stay positive, shit usually works out :)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on July 19, 2018, 10:20:13 AM

Aw shit, in the other photos on that page it looks like NB# is dropping a midtop cupsole! I was just about to ask in this thread if there was any word on those too...instant cop

I'm in for the mid-cup; I couldn't find the pics?

The Green and Gum colorway of that 420  :-*

Bottom left corner, peep the height of the collar on the grey ones

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/296ix4x.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Xen on July 19, 2018, 11:23:40 AM
Looks like the same shoe as the black CW to the left, the ankle dip is just covered up by that shoe (and you can see on the other side of the grey one the ankle cutout dips low); I hope I'm wrong tho.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: DaSk8D00D on July 19, 2018, 12:32:25 PM
Rothdigga we need confirmation on those (potential) Mids!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: art hellman on July 19, 2018, 12:49:22 PM
not mids, bummer

(http://thumbs.gfycat.com/PortlyBossyFlies-max-1mb.gif)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: NowhereInLife on July 19, 2018, 10:45:44 PM
So would I size the 440's like I would a 533?

Based upon the 533v1, I wouldn't. UK9.5 in the 533v1, UK9 would suit me better in the 440.

Okay so they don't run a bit small like some of the other nb# cupsoles. 

good to know.  thanks bird.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Dr Steve Brule on July 20, 2018, 05:14:45 AM
Has anybody tried the 420's
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Global Moderator on July 21, 2018, 10:44:04 PM
AM574 (Part of International Skate Line)
(https://nb.scene7.com/is/image/NB/am574wtr_nb_02_i?$pdpPictZoom$)

A few more models here: https://www.newbalance.com/search?q=AM (https://www.newbalance.com/search?q=AM)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on July 21, 2018, 11:48:35 PM
On the website it says this about the AM shoes:
Court Classics
"Slip into our menís retro-style court shoes and hit up your favorite neighborhood spot for a night out. In our vintage menís tennis and basketball shoes, you can show off your old-school style with fresh kicks."
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on July 22, 2018, 12:25:22 AM
On the website it says this about the AM shoes:
Court Classics
"Slip into our menís retro-style court shoes and hit up your favorite neighborhood spot for a night out. In our vintage menís tennis and basketball shoes, you can show off your old-school style with fresh kicks."

Court classics has a mix of these new (some reviews from February?) AM models and also shoes that are definitely no good for skating- the 300 vintage wouldn't last more than a few kickflips.

All of the AM variety, bar the 659, have the schtick about being a "performance skate shoe" and it's interesting to see the 101 slip-on is included.

Flatspot have a black colourway of the 574 as part of an "All Coasts" release of shoes, but searching shows that All Coasts nb shoes are super cheap at Schuh.

I don't really know what they are to the de facto skate collection, but if it opens up the chance for some more interesting colourways, then I suppose it can't hurt...?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on July 24, 2018, 01:19:16 PM
All of the All Coast styles need a little refinement on their descriptions.  These are non-skate shoes that live in the court lifestyle division of NB, but are designed out of our offices here in LB.  The slip-ons are just regular, well made, slips but aren't built to be durable for skating.  Of course, Jake Hayes and a few dudes skate in them anyways, cause they're comfy as hell. 
But the 659 would be that traditional "comfy runner" silhouette that people expected we would make at some point.  Others are new silhouettes or flat-soled takedowns of traditional NB's like 574's.
Hope that all makes sense.  These are branded NEW BALANCE and not NUMERIC. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: birdplops on July 24, 2018, 01:26:32 PM
All of the All Coast styles need a little refinement on their descriptions.  These are non-skate shoes that live in the court lifestyle division of NB, but are designed out of our offices here in LB.  The slip-ons are just regular, well made, slips but aren't built to be durable for skating.  Of course, Jake Hayes and a few dudes skate in them anyways, cause they're comfy as hell. 
But the 659 would be that traditional "comfy runner" silhouette that people expected we would make at some point.  Others are new silhouettes or flat-soled takedowns of traditional NB's like 574's.
Hope that all makes sense.  These are branded NEW BALANCE and not NUMERIC.

Thanks for clearing that up- I'm sure you've saved some heartache.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 02, 2018, 03:32:12 PM
I guess check your local Marshalls for some steals.

(https://preview.ibb.co/dUJiFe/8_C94_A013_DDF6_4280_A6_CE_7_A74_D15_DDBAE.jpg)(https://preview.ibb.co/jtbs8z/DD4_EAB12_4385_4_F9_C_8_E7_A_A0_C5_B670_B4_F0.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 02, 2018, 07:00:34 PM
A couple of pairs came in today. Thanks, NB#.

(https://preview.ibb.co/iogWLe/33614611_B5_F6_4_FC9_9_F05_9_A8_A14395_E73.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 08, 2018, 01:09:47 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmM-znBHDrf/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=12k776alwpje8
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Deepern0ah on August 08, 2018, 06:24:17 AM
Rad colorway on those purple, black and gold PJs.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: bbk on August 12, 2018, 04:10:06 PM
what's the sizing like with the 440, the 420 and theese v2?

(https://a.lmcdn.ru/pi/img600x866/N/E/NE007AMBZQI7_7035748_1_v1.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tzhangdox on August 12, 2018, 05:11:05 PM
what's the sizing like with the 440, the 420 and theese v2?

(https://a.lmcdn.ru/pi/img600x866/N/E/NE007AMBZQI7_7035748_1_v1.jpg)

I personally think the 533 v2s are true to size after breaking in and fit fairly snug. Many people say you should size up half and that should work too.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: HaveFunSkateboarding on August 12, 2018, 06:33:36 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmM-znBHDrf/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=12k776alwpje8

These are a good looking pair of shoes. If I can find them on sale eventually I'll pick them up.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: tom on August 12, 2018, 07:55:55 PM
what's the sizing like with the 440, the 420 and theese v2?

(https://a.lmcdn.ru/pi/img600x866/N/E/NE007AMBZQI7_7035748_1_v1.jpg)

I personally think the 533 v2s are true to size after breaking in and fit fairly snug. Many people say you should size up half and that should work too.
I just got a pair of 533 v2's today.  I drove to the New Balance store as well as 5 different shops in Los Angeles before finding a pair in my size. I'd size up half a size, or at least have the ability to try them on in person to feel them out before buying. I shattered my fibula a few years ago and I've been looking for a shoe brand that makes cupsoles as close and as comfortable as runners. I've had some great results and reduced pain with New Balance 574's Freshfoams, so I'm going to give these a shot, and maybe the 420's next
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 13, 2018, 03:31:17 PM
https://vimeo.com/284198417
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Mystical Leader on August 14, 2018, 01:32:28 AM
I hate the big N on the side panel some much that it's hard to like any of the models but has anybody tried to remove it and if so how did it look? I was looking for the flimsy hi top or the new Tom Knox shoe
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on August 14, 2018, 10:22:26 AM
I tried skating the 420s.  I skated them for 3 days before giving up on them.  The sole was way too thick and stiff and I couldn't deal with the lack of board feel.  They did surprisingly have a good flick, but I'm going back to my normal 212/533v2/255 rotation. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: art hellman on August 14, 2018, 01:48:34 PM
I hate the big N on the side panel some much that it's hard to like any of the models but has anybody tried to remove it and if so how did it look? I was looking for the flimsy hi top or the new Tom Knox shoe

removed from the 440 with a razor and tweezers.  no glue underneath.

(http://i.imgur.com/U4RjxNe.jpg)

would only note that the 'N' may prevent the mesh getting torn...but if foot placement/your tricks dont usually tear up the middle of the side panels on your shoes, then you're good.  the 'N' may also provide some structure to the sidewalls, similar to the Lucas Premiere ADV, but I think it feels better without it, to be honest.



Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on August 16, 2018, 12:22:29 PM
what's the sizing like with the 440, the 420 and theese v2?

(https://a.lmcdn.ru/pi/img600x866/N/E/NE007AMBZQI7_7035748_1_v1.jpg)

I personally think the 533 v2s are true to size after breaking in and fit fairly snug. Many people say you should size up half and that should work too.

I got the 533 v2's about a month ago, had to go up half a size
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on August 20, 2018, 07:15:04 AM
I tried skating the 420s.  I skated them for 3 days before giving up on them.  The sole was way too thick and stiff and I couldn't deal with the lack of board feel.  They did surprisingly have a good flick, but I'm going back to my normal 212/533v2/255 rotation.

How narrow would you say they are? Was thinking about getting a pair, but unsure of the sizing since I got wide feet.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: jakeumms on August 20, 2018, 06:15:29 PM
what's the sizing like with the 440, the 420 and theese v2?

I personally think the 533 v2s are true to size after breaking in and fit fairly snug. Many people say you should size up half and that should work too.
I just got a pair of 533 v2's today.  I drove to the New Balance store as well as 5 different shops in Los Angeles before finding a pair in my size. I'd size up half a size, or at least have the ability to try them on in person to feel them out before buying. I shattered my fibula a few years ago and I've been looking for a shoe brand that makes cupsoles as close and as comfortable as runners. I've had some great results and reduced pain with New Balance 574's Freshfoams, so I'm going to give these a shot, and maybe the 420's next

I went to the NB store in Santa Monica and they had no idea what I was talking about when I asked about Numeric. I found some regular 288s and said these but they're made for skating. Blank stares.

Where did you find that carries them? I went to Rip City and they didn't have my size. I want to cop a different color way of 533 so I can switch em out with the one pair I already have. Also, I would definitely like to try on the 420s.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: lamfordie on August 20, 2018, 07:28:46 PM
(https://s15.postimg.cc/4hb09zre3/20180820_192204.jpg)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: In A Jar on August 20, 2018, 09:34:45 PM
I tried skating the 420s.  I skated them for 3 days before giving up on them.  The sole was way too thick and stiff and I couldn't deal with the lack of board feel.  They did surprisingly have a good flick, but I'm going back to my normal 212/533v2/255 rotation.

How narrow would you say they are? Was thinking about getting a pair, but unsure of the sizing since I got wide feet.

They didnít seem wide at all really. I was hoping for that too.  But the upper is flexible so they at least donít feel tight. 
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on August 21, 2018, 10:30:56 AM
I tried skating the 420s.  I skated them for 3 days before giving up on them.  The sole was way too thick and stiff and I couldn't deal with the lack of board feel.  They did surprisingly have a good flick, but I'm going back to my normal 212/533v2/255 rotation.

How narrow would you say they are? Was thinking about getting a pair, but unsure of the sizing since I got wide feet.

They didnít seem wide at all really. I was hoping for that too.  But the upper is flexible so they at least donít feel tight.

Alrighty thanks for the help. I ended ordering my normal size, lets see how it goes from there.

Art I'm looking forward to your write up on the 440's and 420's.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 25, 2018, 07:08:33 PM
Just listened to the Westagte interview on the Bunt. Anyone have some pics of his shoe?? Will cop but love to see what they look like or will the just be a colorway? Regardless said heís dropping a part w the release so weíll be blessed with some goodies of his in the element video and the shoe release part. Canít wait.

Westgate for SOTY!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on August 25, 2018, 09:15:43 PM
that thing on the tongue of the 533 v2's is amazing! i like how i can hide the knot of the laces in there and not have it be all over the place - first skate shoe ive seen to have this feature
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on August 25, 2018, 10:00:01 PM
Feedback from my first session out with the 420's:
-Sizing is point
-Swapped the insoles for FP orthotics
-They look better on person
-Material makes them comfy and actually breath pretty well
-Sole is pretty flexible out of the box, so it honestly felt broke just from this first session
-Grip is definitely going to need more sessions to break in, at times it felt pretty slippery
-As Jar said, board feel is going to take sometime getting used to
-Same goes for the upper

Overall I like them, let see if the upper flops out early or maintains its shape.
Best part of the session was talking to a guy at the park and him asking if they were even skate shoes.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 27, 2018, 09:20:24 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm-iDGjF6ch/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=7xhunohhlwf4
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Bubblegum Tate on August 29, 2018, 07:50:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxt2riqBGMs
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Nate.Dog on September 11, 2018, 07:02:06 PM
Just listened to the Westagte interview on the Bunt. Anyone have some pics of his shoe?? Will cop but love to see what they look like or will the just be a colorway? Regardless said heís dropping a part w the release so weíll be blessed with some goodies of his in the element video and the shoe release part. Canít wait.

Westgate for SOTY!

Weartesting a pair right now, not sure what I'm allowed to say or not or if I can post photos, but easily the best shoe from NB Numeric I've skated in and I've weartested and owned a bunch of pairs. Its funny because they've got a long toebox for my short-wide feet (which is normally a death sentence for most shoes because it fucks with where I have to put my feet for fliptricks, and I'm not down for that) but they skate super good, are crazy comfortable, your foot feels like its surrounded by clouds but its not bulky at all and I still have good board feel/control. Also I'm pretty sure the suede this pair has is the most durable shit I've ever found on a pair of skate shoes outside of OG blazer mids.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rlang on September 11, 2018, 09:04:05 PM
Just listened to the Westagte interview on the Bunt. Anyone have some pics of his shoe?? Will cop but love to see what they look like or will the just be a colorway? Regardless said heís dropping a part w the release so weíll be blessed with some goodies of his in the element video and the shoe release part. Canít wait.

Westgate for SOTY!

Weartesting a pair right now, not sure what I'm allowed to say or not or if I can post photos, but easily the best shoe from NB Numeric I've skated in and I've weartested and owned a bunch of pairs. Its funny because they've got a long toebox for my short-wide feet (which is normally a death sentence for most shoes because it fucks with where I have to put my feet for fliptricks, and I'm not down for that) but they skate super good, are crazy comfortable, your foot feels like its surrounded but clouds but its not bulky at all and I still have good board feel/control. Also I'm pretty sure the suede this pair has is the most durable shit I've ever found on a pair of skate shoes outside of OG blazer mids.

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Fifty8mm on September 12, 2018, 12:07:25 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm-iDGjF6ch/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=7xhunohhlwf4

Love the colors on this shoes
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: RossDailey on September 12, 2018, 12:48:32 AM
Hope this is available beyond the Asia market.

I swore I'd snag a pair of skateable 574's if they ever came out, even before Numeric was a "thing".
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: rothdigga on September 13, 2018, 05:31:49 AM
Hope this is available beyond the Asia market.

I swore I'd snag a pair of skateable 574's if they ever came out, even before Numeric was a "thing".

If you mean that you're looking for them in the US...yes, I bought stock of those to sell to shops here in the US.  Too good of a colorway to pass up...I used to wear that colorway religiously when I rode for Airwalk.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: pointandclick on September 13, 2018, 02:55:33 PM
Hope this is available beyond the Asia market.

I swore I'd snag a pair of skateable 574's if they ever came out, even before Numeric was a "thing".

If you mean that you're looking for them in the US...yes, I bought stock of those to sell to shops here in the US.  Too good of a colorway to pass up...I used to wear that colorway religiously when I rode for Airwalk.
no canada?
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: RossDailey on September 13, 2018, 11:22:58 PM
Hope this is available beyond the Asia market.

I swore I'd snag a pair of skateable 574's if they ever came out, even before Numeric was a "thing".

If you mean that you're looking for them in the US...yes, I bought stock of those to sell to shops here in the US.  Too good of a colorway to pass up...I used to wear that colorway religiously when I rode for Airwalk.

Thanks Roth,

Only reason I assumed that it could possibly be the Asia market only is the Hong Kong location of the shop.

Hope Furnace or LB Skate gets a few pairs.
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Second Division on September 19, 2018, 04:48:05 PM
Lotta good looks at shoes in this new clip, including that 8five2 skateable 574 at the 4:55 mark

http://www.freeskatemag.com/2018/09/19/nb-my-road/ (http://www.freeskatemag.com/2018/09/19/nb-my-road/)
Title: Re: New Balance # containment thread
Post by: Smartass on September 20, 2018, 07:19:10 AM
Lotta good looks at shoes in this new clip, including that 8five2 skateable 574 at the 4:55 mark

http://www.freeskatemag.com/2018/09/19/nb-my-road/ (http://www.freeskatemag.com/2018/09/19/nb-my-road/)

Digging the color way, but I'm more excited about those Navy 420's at the 2:06 mark.

Roth when are we going to see that color way drop?