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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #330 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #331 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.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #332 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

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #333 on: February 02, 2017, 01:14:49 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #334 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #335 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.


NB# looks like they have the best durability. But most of their shoes are $75+, even their vulcs. Can't justify that.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #336 on: February 03, 2017, 12:43:59 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #337 on: February 08, 2017, 01:08:51 AM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #338 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #339 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

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #340 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?




















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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #341 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #342 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #343 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #344 on: February 09, 2017, 12:28:42 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #345 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...

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #346 on: February 12, 2017, 09:23:00 AM »


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



maybe arto had something to do with this

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #347 on: February 12, 2017, 09:41:01 AM »


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



maybe arto had something to do with this
I feel like hes a pretty decent part of their creative direction.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #348 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.

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« Reply #349 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)?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #350 on: February 12, 2017, 06:34:31 PM »


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



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#.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #351 on: February 12, 2017, 07:56:59 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #352 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.

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« Reply #353 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 :'(

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #354 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.

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« Reply #355 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #356 on: February 16, 2017, 08:01:32 PM »
Much love to NB# for the dope kicks, 598 are my new go-to shoe!

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« Reply #357 on: February 16, 2017, 10:32:31 PM »
Much love to NB# for the dope kicks, 598 are my new go-to shoe!



Are those the 533 V2's?

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« Reply #358 on: February 16, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
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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.
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« Reply #359 on: February 17, 2017, 01:57:40 AM »
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?