What’s New With New Balance Numeric?

Is this what we can expect to come from NB# in the near future?

Is this what we can expect to come from NB# in the near future?  A skate-able 574?

For those who haven’t noticed, NB# has been undergoing some reconstruction of sorts and it’s all for the better. Since departing from Black Box Distribution, they’re currently working towards a new direction, team models and pro models.

While they didn’t have a booth at the last Agenda in LBC, some of their representatives were sporting this mysterious model featured above. Could this be what NB# designers are cooking up? Since their inception into the skate footwear game, many have scolded New Balance Numeric for not designing the obvious i.e. redesigning their popular commercial models into skate-ready models for us to enjoy. We have nothing against their current selection of footwear but we’d be lying if we didn’t say we side with the majority.  In fact, if this 576 colorway was on a simple cupsole construction, we’d be all over it and so would you.

If this nameless model is currently being constructed perfected, something tells us that their mesh paneling will be reinforced enough to handle the abrasion from any and all of your kickflips. Hopefully this skate-able 574 gets produced and if so, please NB#, make it in this colorway. K? Thx. <3.


  1. cc

    June 24, 2014 12:41am

    This plus light ass denim would be the most normcore skate fit possible.

  2. Kawika

    June 24, 2014 5:33am

    “For those who haven’t noticed…” you mean everyone?

    Also, using “fit” to talk about an outfit is as cool as Young N Reckless, Trukfit and Asphalt Yacht Club

  3. Stephen

    June 24, 2014 1:55pm

    NB is making all of these skate shoes from scratch when they have an entire tennis archive that can be easily appropriated for skate. Hell some of them look skateable right out of the box.

  4. Ian

    June 24, 2014 3:54pm

    looks like the Logan 637 tooling. I’m in.

  5. will

    June 29, 2014 1:51pm

    i hope these drop soon! super tight.

  6. Ben

    April 16, 2015 1:54pm

    @rippedlaces When did they leave black box distribution and why?

    • Ripped Laces

      April 18, 2015 3:31am

      They (NB#) only had a 2 year start up contract with them (Black Box). After that, they were free to do whatever they wanted.

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