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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #300 on: January 01, 2017, 01:09:32 PM »




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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #301 on: January 02, 2017, 12:20:43 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #302 on: January 04, 2017, 10:54:44 AM »

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #303 on: January 04, 2017, 08:27:27 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #304 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #305 on: January 05, 2017, 09:58:57 PM »
NB# 505
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #306 on: January 06, 2017, 06:28:05 AM »
not numeric but i don't care

i bought these

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #307 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.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #309 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #311 on: January 08, 2017, 05:56:33 AM »
dem maroon joints too :o
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #312 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
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #313 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.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #314 on: January 14, 2017, 01:21:54 AM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #315 on: January 18, 2017, 06:26:30 AM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #316 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!
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #317 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #318 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.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #319 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

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #320 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

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #321 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #322 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!
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #323 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.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #324 on: January 30, 2017, 10:52:47 AM »
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!

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #325 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #326 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #327 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #328 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,
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #329 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.