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thoughts on: ball and buck x new balance 574 in mountain green

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ball and buck’s collaboration with new balance is back, but this time they’re in “mountain green.”  hmm.  mountain green, eh?  interesting color choice.  i missed out on the grey ones in september and was looking forward to the second chapter of this collaboration.  i figured they’d stick with grey.  in all honesty, i’m not loving these.  the orange really throws me off.  it looks good on the grey kicks, but it’s a stretch here.  these will be available christmas day at ball and buck’s store as well as online.  what do you think about the new colorway?  would you drop $149 for a pair?  i might, but only because i missed the boat on the first ones.

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new kicks on the cheap

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as mentioned a couple of times on to take the train, new balance is one of my favorite shoe brands.  you know you’re getting comfort and quality when you purchase a pair of new balance shoes.  lately they’ve been putting out a lot of collaborations and special versions of their popular models to please the sneaker heads and the casual fan.  (ps ball and buck if you read this blog, please hook me up with camo 574s.  i will be your best friend forever.)  not necessarily lost in all of the hype is the classic 574 which you can find pretty much anywhere for under $60.  i was close to pulling the trigger on a new pair of 1400s from j. crew as well as some of the new 998s from kith, but since it’s the holiday season and i shouldn’t be spending money on myself, i went with a cheap pair of 574s from zappos for $51.  i know you’ve seen nb 574s thousands of times, but these look too good not to mention.

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new balance 990 30th anniversary edition

the new balance 99x series is the reason i love new balance shoes.  i bought my first pair in 8th grade after discovering that all phish-loving college students wore these to shows (not embarrassed to admit that detail).  since then, i’ve been a loyal new balance customer with a penchant for 574s as well as many other models (1400s, 420s, u455s, 1300s, etc).  i was very pleased to see their latest press release.  on december 1st, new balance is releasing the 30th anniversary edition of their 990 shoe which is made in the usa and true to the original 1982 shoe.  only 990 pairs will be available at select new balance retailers i.e. you can’t buy them online.  “on a scale of 1000, this shoe is a 990.”

new balance cm1600 in heritage blue

if you’re a hypebeast reader, then you probably saw these the other day.  if you’re not, then you’re probably seeing them for the first time and that’s ok too.  i owned a pair of 1600s in college, but in “frat” grey (not really a color, but all dudes in fraternities have grey new balance shoes at some point in their college career).  i like this heritage blue color a lot better.  you can buy your very own pair at kitch nyc.  time to start working on my fall shoe game.

new balance 1400 in blue sky

i’m a big fan of anything new balance and the 1400s are some of my favorites.  when i saw the new colorways released by j. crew last month, i jumped on the blue sky ones immediately.  initially, they sent me the wrong order which is sort of becoming a thing with me.  the correct 1400s arrived on my doorstep yesterday afternoon and i couldn’t be more pleased.  they’re extremely comfortable, made in america, and look phenomenal (even my shotty camera work can’t hold them down).  you can buy your own pair here.

need new sneakers

it’s time for some new kicks.  besides a couple pairs of vans (slip-ons & authentics), the only sneakers i’ve been wearing lately are my waxed tretorns from the summer.  shame on me for not having more options.  that’s what happens when you spend the last six months upgrading your dress shoes.  i’ve found a few choices below.  let me know which pair you like or if you have any other suggestions.

adidas campus 2

new balance 1400 (wine colored)

nike cortez

converse jack purcell

cold weather running gear

now that college football is over it’s time to get my ass off the couch and start running again.  running on the treadmill is great, but you can’t beat the great outdoors – even when it’s freezing outside.  here’s what you’ll need to stay warm running this winter:

new balance windblocker jacket: it’s windproof, waterproof, and made with lightning dry fabric that will help wick away the moisture.

under armour cold gear compression shirt: like long underwear but tighter and warmer.

nike wool running hat: you’ll need something to cover your head and ears like this dri-fit wool running hat from nike.

drymax cold weather running socks: drymax are my favorite running socks.  their cold weather socks have a dual layer moisture removal system that instantly moves moisture from the skin.

under armour compression leggings: the best protection for your legs in cold weather.  i’ll usually throw on a pair of shorts over them, so no one has to look at my junk.

nike lightweight running gloves: you can’t forget about your hands when running in cold weather.  plus, ladies don’t like men with chaffed hands.

asics gt-2160 running shoes: my new favorite running shoes.  they’re the perfect mix of stability and comfort.

now all you’ve got to do is find the time to get started.  good luck!

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