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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9000 on: May 05, 2024, 09:17:26 AM »
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https://www.newbalance.com/pd/audazo-pro-in-v6/SA1IV6-45307.html?dwvar_SA1IV6-45307_style=SA1IG6

Just saw these on the NB site. I guess they are dropping on the grey day this month whenever that is. Soccer/skate shoe hybrid. I personally wouldnt wear them but i feel like alot of people would like them.
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This is interesting from a branding standpoint. Doesn’t appear to have Numeric branding. Did the designers on the main team just design a skate shoe for fun?

I know you don’t have the answers. Just thinking out loud here.

I have some low, soccer inspired adidas skate shoes and I’m convinced I’ll roll an ankle if I ever skate them. These give me the same vibe. Too low for me.

Same vibe i got from these...

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9001 on: May 05, 2024, 10:43:08 AM »
How is the sizing between 440 V1 and V2?

It's basically the same for me. I'm 11 for both. The v1 is overall maybe slightly looser, especially over time and the v2 holds it shape a bit better, especially at first. v2 stay on foot more snug too which I like.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9002 on: May 05, 2024, 01:50:54 PM »
https://www.newbalance.com/pd/audazo-pro-in-v6/SA1IV6-45307.html?dwvar_SA1IV6-45307_style=SA1IG6

Just saw these on the NB site. I guess they are dropping on the grey day this month whenever that is. Soccer/skate shoe hybrid. I personally wouldnt wear them but i feel like alot of people would like them.
Oh I like these a lot, but you’re right they’re very unique looking and probably wouldn’t be up everyone’s alley. The deco stitching is a really nice touch.

The more I see those black 480 highs the more I like them

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9003 on: May 09, 2024, 12:32:38 AM »
I thought the 480 x 303 were only for US but just found them in SkateDeluxe for the usual retail price. Pulled the trigger+ I had a €12 voucher I got for my bday yay 😁
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9004 on: May 10, 2024, 02:52:37 AM »
How's the fit on the 420? I skated a pair over a year ago and can't recall if they fit large or were TTS. Wear Tested and previous post on here said they fit large and recommended 1/2 a size down.

US 9.5 on the 1010, wide foot

Plan on having these as chillers.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9005 on: May 10, 2024, 03:39:39 AM »
How's the fit on the 420? I skated a pair over a year ago and can't recall if they fit large or were TTS. Wear Tested and previous post on here said they fit large and recommended 1/2 a size down.

US 9.5 on the 1010, wide foot

Plan on having these as chillers.

Thanks!
Ages ago I had to go -.5 which is a very rare thing in NB#
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9006 on: May 10, 2024, 05:05:26 AM »
Vu 440v2 just not breaking in for my liking.

Midfoot/forefoot width too snug and wore them casually for 15 hours at least already. Maybe it’s the different v3 tongue stitched in there? I dont have a wide foot

Toes also feel kinda snug in my same size as 1010

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9007 on: May 10, 2024, 05:10:29 AM »
Vu 440v2 just not breaking in for my liking.

Midfoot/forefoot width too snug and wore them casually for 15 hours at least already. Maybe it’s the different v3 tongue stitched in there? I dont have a wide foot

Toes also feel kinda snug in my same size as 1010

Bummed to hear this as I have my regular size 11 still in the box that I haven't tried on. Bah.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9008 on: May 10, 2024, 05:22:15 AM »
Ive been skating my first pair of 808s more now and really starting to dig them. Probably my best kickflips ever with those shoes.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9009 on: May 10, 2024, 06:24:05 AM »
Anyone know when the black/gum 480 highs come out?

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9010 on: May 10, 2024, 01:08:32 PM »
Anyone else having a hard time on the 480, after being on "lighter" NB's, such as the 440 v1, or 600, or even 508?

I can't shake the feeling that the 480 feels a bit too fat and bulky. I thought boardfeel would not be an issue, but it kinda seems to be. Was hoping that they would start to break in after a few sessions, but they keep feeling stiff and heavy. I know, it's the nature of the shoe in a way and many people love it, but still.

As a comparison, I wore a fresh pair of 440 v1's today that I had had on ice for ages. They felt instantly great and the boardfeel was pretty much perfect.

It's funny. I thought I had hit a cornucopia with NB# after having a blast on so many of their models. I mean, best shoes ever in my opinion, yes -- but clearly not all of them are for everyone. Duh, I guess.

Ergo: I'm a thin shoe guy? Not that I'm into vulcs, mind you. But should prolly give the 306 a try...


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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9011 on: May 10, 2024, 01:22:18 PM »
Anyone else having a hard time on the 480, after being on "lighter" NB's, such as the 440 v1, or 600, or even 508?

I can't shake the feeling that the 480 feels a bit too fat and bulky. I thought boardfeel would not be an issue, but it kinda seems to be. Was hoping that they would start to break in after a few sessions, but they keep feeling stiff and heavy. I know, it's the nature of the shoe in a way and many people love it, but still.

As a comparison, I wore a fresh pair of 440 v1's today that I had had on ice for ages. They felt instantly great and the boardfeel was pretty much perfect.

It's funny. I thought I had hit a cornucopia with NB# after having a blast on so many of their models. I mean, best shoes ever in my opinion, yes -- but clearly not all of them are for everyone. Duh, I guess.

Ergo: I'm a thin shoe guy? Not that I'm into vulcs, mind you. But should prolly give the 306 a try...

Its a lil better if you put some other thinner NB insole in it instead of that weirdly dense 480 insole with the ridges on it.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9012 on: May 10, 2024, 03:14:49 PM »
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Anyone else having a hard time on the 480, after being on "lighter" NB's, such as the 440 v1, or 600, or even 508?

I can't shake the feeling that the 480 feels a bit too fat and bulky. I thought boardfeel would not be an issue, but it kinda seems to be. Was hoping that they would start to break in after a few sessions, but they keep feeling stiff and heavy. I know, it's the nature of the shoe in a way and many people love it, but still.

As a comparison, I wore a fresh pair of 440 v1's today that I had had on ice for ages. They felt instantly great and the boardfeel was pretty much perfect.

It's funny. I thought I had hit a cornucopia with NB# after having a blast on so many of their models. I mean, best shoes ever in my opinion, yes -- but clearly not all of them are for everyone. Duh, I guess.

Ergo: I'm a thin shoe guy? Not that I'm into vulcs, mind you. But should prolly give the 306 a try...
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Its a lil better if you put some other thinner NB insole in it instead of that weirdly dense 480 insole with the ridges on it.
It also feels better the more you skate them. One the shoe was a little worn in they started to feel less thick and bulky than at first.

I do agree with you overall though, it seems like the 480 are a lot thicker and bulkier than they look like they would be. They also don't hug your foot as tightly as the 1010s or 600s. These could either be pros or cons depending on what your preferences are.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9013 on: May 10, 2024, 04:09:28 PM »
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Vu 440v2 just not breaking in for my liking.

Midfoot/forefoot width too snug and wore them casually for 15 hours at least already. Maybe it’s the different v3 tongue stitched in there? I dont have a wide foot

Toes also feel kinda snug in my same size as 1010
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Bummed to hear this as I have my regular size 11 still in the box that I haven't tried on. Bah.
yeah I dunno, maybe others can chime in. Not what I was expecting. I wore the 440v1 and loved em

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9014 on: May 11, 2024, 12:55:57 AM »
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Anyone else having a hard time on the 480, after being on "lighter" NB's, such as the 440 v1, or 600, or even 508?

I can't shake the feeling that the 480 feels a bit too fat and bulky. I thought boardfeel would not be an issue, but it kinda seems to be. Was hoping that they would start to break in after a few sessions, but they keep feeling stiff and heavy. I know, it's the nature of the shoe in a way and many people love it, but still.

As a comparison, I wore a fresh pair of 440 v1's today that I had had on ice for ages. They felt instantly great and the boardfeel was pretty much perfect.

It's funny. I thought I had hit a cornucopia with NB# after having a blast on so many of their models. I mean, best shoes ever in my opinion, yes -- but clearly not all of them are for everyone. Duh, I guess.

Ergo: I'm a thin shoe guy? Not that I'm into vulcs, mind you. But should prolly give the 306 a try...
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Its a lil better if you put some other thinner NB insole in it instead of that weirdly dense 480 insole with the ridges on it.

Now there's an idea. Thanks, I'll try this. Yeah, the insole feels kinda weird, now that you mention it.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9015 on: May 11, 2024, 02:52:48 AM »
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How's the fit on the 420? I skated a pair over a year ago and can't recall if they fit large or were TTS. Wear Tested and previous post on here said they fit large and recommended 1/2 a size down.

US 9.5 on the 1010, wide foot

Plan on having these as chillers.

Thanks!
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Ages ago I had to go -.5 which is a very rare thing in NB#

Thanks dude, pulled the trigger on a pair.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9016 on: May 13, 2024, 08:36:46 AM »
Has anyone here try to remove the big "N" logo from the 440 V2's? I like how the shoe looks besides the huge logo lol

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9017 on: May 13, 2024, 08:45:10 AM »
Has anyone here try to remove the big "N" logo from the 440 V2's? I like how the shoe looks besides the huge logo lol

Not I, but a guy at my local took the N off his pink Foy’s and it just looks like a bland vulc with a lot of empty space on the side panels, looks ok if that’s your thing.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9018 on: May 13, 2024, 11:34:58 AM »
Gotta keep the hype alive. White ones have grown on me. Still need a release date 📅




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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9019 on: May 13, 2024, 06:44:28 PM »
Gotta keep the hype alive. White ones have grown on me. Still need a release date 📅



Thanks for the pics man!

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9020 on: May 14, 2024, 01:02:05 AM »
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Gotta keep the hype alive. White ones have grown on me. Still need a release date 📅


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Thanks for the pics man!

Would gnar
Gotchu homie.
Those black/gum damnnnnnn.
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9021 on: May 14, 2024, 03:42:30 AM »
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Gotta keep the hype alive. White ones have grown on me. Still need a release date 📅


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Thanks for the pics man!

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Gotchu homie.
Those black/gum damnnnnnn.

I'll probably cop both tbh

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9022 on: May 14, 2024, 07:26:30 AM »
My homie skates the 480 and removed the insole as well. They're a "lower tech" cup due to the number so I'd expect them to be a bit more "basic" and less form fitting than a 1010 or 600. I've worn the 1010 and not skated them and have the 600 right now. When I got the 600 I tried on the 480 and it felt like it had a very firm midsole attached to a less form fitting upper kind like a Dunk with less upper padding. I never loved Dunks so I went with the 600 and it's amazing even though I do not pull off the look.

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9023 on: May 14, 2024, 08:33:19 AM »
My homie skates the 480 and removed the insole as well. They're a "lower tech" cup due to the number so I'd expect them to be a bit more "basic" and less form fitting than a 1010 or 600. I've worn the 1010 and not skated them and have the 600 right now. When I got the 600 I tried on the 480 and it felt like it had a very firm midsole attached to a less form fitting upper kind like a Dunk with less upper padding. I never loved Dunks so I went with the 600 and it's amazing even though I do not pull off the look.

Oh fuck, there's a look we have to pull off??

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9024 on: May 14, 2024, 08:47:20 AM »

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9025 on: May 14, 2024, 08:49:50 AM »
My homie skates the 480 and removed the insole as well. They're a "lower tech" cup due to the number so I'd expect them to be a bit more "basic" and less form fitting than a 1010 or 600. I've worn the 1010 and not skated them and have the 600 right now. When I got the 600 I tried on the 480 and it felt like it had a very firm midsole attached to a less form fitting upper kind like a Dunk with less upper padding. I never loved Dunks so I went with the 600 and it's amazing even though I do not pull off the look.
The 480 is a re-imagining of an 80s basketball shoe, so the number doesn’t reflect the level of tech in it. It’s probably somewhere more around the 600 mark, maybe Rothdigga can confirm where it would rank?
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9026 on: May 14, 2024, 08:51:17 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/C6697RDyvy0/?igsh=MWZldnl4dnJmdHhjOQ== Haven’t seen these shared in here yet.

Natas, huh?   Always associate him more with Nike basketball shoes

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9027 on: May 14, 2024, 09:20:55 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/C69H0s0JsA_/?igsh=MXNtYWpqeHJ4MDNpYQ=
I'll be super honest. They look like shit but is Natas so I have to get them.
Now the question is where to get them here is EU
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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9028 on: May 14, 2024, 09:21:41 AM »
Anyone know when the black/gum 480 highs come out?
My crystal ball tells me May 31 at shops....

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Re: New Balance # containment thread
« Reply #9029 on: May 14, 2024, 09:31:26 AM »
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Anyone know when the black/gum 480 highs come out?
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My crystal ball tells me May 31 at shops....
And that crystal ball has intel regarding the 480 Natas for EU?
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