After what feels like an eternity with almost no shoes in the shop, the time has finally come for us to dust off the shelves ready for a 'licious new selection of New Balance.
New Balance's latest collection features the return of several firm favourites - with the 379, 306 and Tiago Lemos' 1010 making a comeback in some fresh new colourways - alongside some a new face: the 70s-inspired NM22. With countless new pro colourways, and even a collab with one of our favourite brands, it feels good to have the homies back.
Aussie pop sensation, Jake Hayes, has been blessed with his own colourway of the ever-popular 379, which he has in turn blessed with one of the sickest colourways in recent years. Breaking the tradition of pros choosing boring colourways, Jake has gone all in with a full baby blue shoe and, honestly, it's a thing of beauty. The shoe's minimalist construction makes it perfect for low-impact street skating; the large one-piece toe provides amazing flick while New Balance's signature NDurance rubber gives the shoe long-lasting durability. If you're bored of only skating black and white shoes, these might just be what you need.
Alongside Jake Hayes' new colourway, the drop also features a new colourway of the 379 Mid with New Balance teaming up with legendary Euro brand, Sour Solution, to create a tasteful new colourway that was inspired by the team's pilgrimage from Sweden to the US. The shoe's Navy Blue upper and waxed laces draw inspiration from their naval voyage, while the shoe's insole features a nod to traditional swedish clogs.
Another returning classic is Tiago Lemos' ultra-tech 1010 shoe
, which comes in two bangin' new colourways. The 1010 is New Balance's most tech shoe available, and this is pretty obvious as soon as you try the shoe on. The 1010 is absolutely rammed full of high-tech shoe wizardry to keep your feet comfy and protected whilst you're out doing switch back tails on neck-high ledges. With a multi-density outsole, signature FuelCell midsole, and an ultra-comfy Ortholite insole, your feet will feel as pampered as a Persian emperor being carried on a dais carved out of gold and marshmallows - and that's only a slight exaggeration.
The final familiar face in this collection is Jamie Foy's debut pro-model, the 306,
which comes in two different colourways. The 306 takes all the best bits of a vulc shoe and turns it up to 11, crankin' in loads of extra features to improve comfort, boardfeel, durability, and impact protection - 'cos everyone knows Big Boy Foy loves getting BUCK. The suede upper comes backed with a rubber underlay for that extra durability, and a polyurethane insert helps provide some extra impact protection so you can get down like the big man. What more could you want from a vulc?
Finally, the drop includes a new addition to New Balance's top notch roster, the NM22
. The NM22 is inspired by some of New Balance's indoor football trainers from the 70s with it's T-Toe construction, but the shoe still features all that classic New Balance tech making them perfect for skating. The T-Toe features no exposed seams thanks to the 'stitch-and-turn' seam that helps give the shoe added durability, and the NDurance rubber sole further adding to the shoe's grip and durability. Available in Red and Gold
, and Black and White
, the colourways are as timeless as the shoe itself.
That's enough chit-chat though, scroll down to check out the full collection or click here to view all our footwear at Cardiff Skateboard Club. Safe.