Leaked: NB# Emerson 357

This eS Koston-inspired model is the Emerson 357.

This eS Koston-inspired model is the Emerson 357.

Okay, so we were under the impression that it would’ve taken anywhere between 3-weeks to a month of solid digging to get the other photo of the unauthorized NB# model that we weren’t allowed to document but instead, it only took 2 days. Thanks to some contributors of the site & a simple google search of ‘New Balance Numeric’ (go figure), the Emerson 357 is here for your viewing pleasure. This time around, it wasn’t the prying eyes of social media that brought out the first photo of the Emerson 357 but our friends at ATBShop in the Uk.

See the resemblance....?

The inspiration from the paneling is undeniable. See the resemblance….?

As we stated before, the Emerson 357 is based on some 90’s nostalgic footwear & if you have any knowledge of 90’s skateboarding footwear, it’s clear as day that this shoe is inspired by the eS Koston 1. Where NB# dropped the ball in using the popularity & return of the runner toe à la early-2000’s for the Allston 616, they’ve collectively saved themselves from designing boring shoes & in the process, gained admiration from older skaters by using some historic designs towards the Emerson 357. We’re not saying that it’s a complete knockoff of the Koston 1, but you’ll definitely hear ‘Ayo, doesn’t that shoe remind you of the eS Koston 1’s? I had like 4 pairs of those!’ from a 30+ yr old in skate shops this Spring ’14.

Hopefully the Emerson 357 will appeal to a new generation of younger skaters, otherwise, NB# might be forced to put this silhouette onto one of their cupsoles & target it towards the same 30+ skaters who are tired of waiting on eS’ long awaited return.

Along with the leaked photo of the Emerson 357, ATBShop has some beautifully shot photos of the Stratford 479 & a full grain leather Logan 637.


  1. kalle

    August 31, 2013 9:18am

    Go home rippedlaces you’re drunk!

  2. Vaughn

    September 1, 2013 12:21am

    It reminds me more of the Converse Weapon

  3. dav

    September 1, 2013 12:55am

    the only similarity im seeing is that one little triangle.
    to me it looks more like a pair of sheep/early emericas

  4. Cairo

    September 3, 2013 6:24am

    I’m not seeing much similarities and really, those specific NBs just don’t look good.

  5. Jirka

    September 6, 2013 7:30am

    Ripping off the éS classics won’t do any good for them…It is just sad that NB doesn’t bring anything new to the table. #newdisbalance

  6. tomisrad

    December 21, 2016 2:54am

    I wonder whatever happened to these?


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