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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #780 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

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #781 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #782 on: May 17, 2018, 04:09:10 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #783 on: May 18, 2018, 07:04:51 AM »

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #784 on: May 18, 2018, 09:32:15 PM »
Got Damn

Canít the 420ís just drop already?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #785 on: May 25, 2018, 09:53:46 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #786 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).

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #787 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. 

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #788 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
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #789 on: May 27, 2018, 11:26:19 PM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #790 on: May 28, 2018, 11:07:54 AM »
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #791 on: June 05, 2018, 12:42:50 PM »
didn't see these other colorways posted yet.  can't wait for these!

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #792 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.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #793 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #794 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #795 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
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #796 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #797 on: June 08, 2018, 12:12:53 PM »
I tried various sizes and to go half a size up.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #798 on: June 08, 2018, 12:52:43 PM »


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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #799 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.



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.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #800 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.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #801 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...
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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

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #802 on: June 12, 2018, 07:45:31 AM »
still haven't heard anyone say anything about the 346 mid top...
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #803 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...

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #805 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?
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #806 on: June 14, 2018, 07:58:53 AM »
Where the 420's though?
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #807 on: June 17, 2018, 06:25:45 AM »
Is NB done with the 598?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #808 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?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #809 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.