Agenda Sneak Peek: NB# Fall ’15 – Part 2

A new model appears in 2015, the Logan S 635 - $95

A new model appears in 2015, the Logan S 636 – $95

We leave off from part 1 with a slew of newer models debuting from New Balance Numeric. Notably, all cupsole models. Considering that they left off with models that are now staples in their catalog, you can rest assure that NB# is bringing out newer models to continue their appeal and commitment to their skate program. Everything from new team models and NB#’s first pro model skate shoe- with a twist…

For the time being though, we’ll concentrate on the newest model of part 2- the Logan-S 636. Inspired by the Logan 637 & the universally popular New Balance 574, the Logan-S 636 brings an old school aesthetic to NB#’s skate program. With a panel toe that’s reinforced with dual stitching, the 636 is one of the more traditional NB inspired skate shoes to come from NB#. In fact, as most have agree to in the past, this 636 is exactly what should have come out during NB#’s inception. Obviously, we’re glad its here now, so we won’t damper on your parade if you’re celebrating this model. Where most can’t tell, we got some proper insight on the construction of this model. For one, seeing as how its a paneled toe, the designers at NB# made sure to use quality materials such as pig suede to reinforce an otherwise delicate toe. More over, pig suede happens to be substantially thicker than traditional suede and as a result, takes more of a productive beating in the process. While some of you may cringe at the $95 price tag, it’s the superior materials that mirror its cost. We’re currently trying on sample pairs of the Logan-S 636 and we’ll have more insight on them in due time.

PJ Ladd has hijacked the beloved Stratford and has made it his own. $85

PJ Ladd has hijacked the beloved Stratford 533 and has now made it his own. $85

As a pro who is capable of pretty much anything on a skateboard, its not entirely surprising to know that PJ took over NB#’s most popular model and made it his own. That’s right, PJ’s input was valued during the creative process of the Stratford and soon after, it became his go-to skate shoe. With all that in mind, its only fitting to know that PJ has renamed this staple model the “PJ Stratford 533”. Minor tweaks and fitting aside, the new PJ Stratford shouldn’t perform any differently than the model you may have fallen in love with previously. The subtle colorways look appealing and embody the pro behind it entirely. Not too flashy and all performance based. From what we know, this might be PJ’s go-to colorway. So fitting and so classic.

New Balance Numeric's additional team model, the Allston 617 is debuting in 2015. - $80

New Balance Numeric’s newest team model, the Allston 617 is debuting in 2015. – $80

If you didn’t expect NB# to pull inspiration from some of their more popular running models, you’re way off. The Allston 617 is a direct response to one of New Balance’s classic running models, the 620. Fused onto a Revlite sole, the Allston 617 debuts an unconventional toe to Numeric’s skateboarding program. As with the panels and construction on the Logan-S 636, the toe on the 620 is reinforced with strong materials to guarantee high quality skate performance. If we had to guess though, most will look past these key features due to its unfamiliar design. Between skating through the mesh panels featured throughout the forefoot area of the shoe, the 617 could break-down a bit quicker in comparison to NB#’s other models. Its still to be determined considering no one at RL has skated a pair, but with the toe in place, its not hard to view the weaker points of this model. Regardless of our apprehension, the Allston 617 comes in some impressive colorways- one being the burgundy and teal colorway. If the Allston fails on the performance front, there’s no denying that there’s potential on the more commercial front. With some proper colorways in the making, there’s no telling what’s in store for the 617.

What do you guys make of NB#’s comeback capsule? Are you impressed or disappointed? What’s the most appealing model and which is the worst? Comment below and let us know…

Comments

  1. will

    January 30, 2015 5:53pm

    dude these are so bulky now. this sucks.

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    • moon

      January 30, 2015 7:20pm

      you must be in between 14-18 yo right?

    • jasminder

      February 1, 2015 10:28pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA “bulky”

    • Tyler Dombrowski

      February 5, 2015 1:05am

      Yo, “bulky” is Adio’s thing, and Osiris’s thing. Those look clean as hell… ever skated a cupsole before? Cop a pair, sure they cost $80 but you’ll be lookin good for a long time in those. Not to mention your feet will feel like they’ve died and gone to heaven

  2. Tom L

    January 30, 2015 9:12pm

    those look perfect…besides the price

    Reply
  3. velocityskater

    January 30, 2015 10:30pm

    Looks like the soles are thicker than usual

    Reply
  4. dav

    January 31, 2015 2:04am

    why couldn’t they just have the suede on the toecap of the allston in line with where it flares out. that way you could still have a decent mesh window but do more than ten kickflips before busting thru to your socks

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  5. dan

    January 31, 2015 4:27am

    The sole looking pretty good on the allston.

    Reply
  6. Cody

    January 31, 2015 5:47am

    I like what I see, these new models are definitely look more like New Balance designs and less like generic Vans knockoffs. I’m still not a fan of corporate skate shoes, but if any of these models are made in the U.S.A. I would definitely consider picking up a pair.

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    • Stephen

      February 2, 2015 9:46pm

      I doubt it. New Balance’s Made in USA pairs go for $120+. Plus if these were made in US NB would definitely emphasize that fact in order to entice the consumers who care about it

  7. Jon

    February 1, 2015 4:59pm

    I actually think all of these look great

    Reply
  8. TubeSockCornucopia

    February 2, 2015 9:28pm

    As much as I love PJ Ladd and all he’s done for skateboarding, this is the last skateboarder I’d expect to have a new shoe. Frankly, he doesn’t deserve it. At least, not anymore.

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    • Tyler Dombrowski

      February 5, 2015 1:03am

      Wait, wait wait…really? Bruh PJ is still skating on a level that shames many pros, just watch Battle At The Berrics videos, or really anything he’s ever done. While I’ll agree with you he’s less prolific than he used to be PJ is still a rich source of inspiration, and he’s putting some badass shoes on the market with NB Numeric. His ‘endorsement’ of the Strattford shows he isn’t afraid to step out of the marketing comfort zone and make something fairly unique. Landing Nollie Lazer Flips on camera def counts for something!

    • al

      February 5, 2015 3:52am

      I agree. I mean, come on PJ. Put out a part in the Plan B video. What a pussy.

  9. TubeSockCornucopia

    February 2, 2015 9:29pm

    However, those first two models look great!

    Reply

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