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November 20, 2006 @ 09:14 AM
DUNKAHOLiC88

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www.hypebeast.com/2006/11/update-on-new-balance-x-crooked-tongues/

what do you think?


IMO theyre one of the dopest New Balances ive seen along with the Sole Box.

discuss.
November 20, 2006 @ 10:53 AM
TyraCute

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definitely hot....
November 20, 2006 @ 01:01 PM
Gallo

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they
November 20, 2006 @ 02:39 PM
Llywarch

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^^The above link doesn't work for me, so I hope the following isn't what it's linked to!



CROOKED TONGUES x NEW BALANCE 'CONFEDERACY OF VILLAINY' PACK

After Crooked set a standard for New Balance collaborations in 2004, with four limited edition 576s, after the hiatus that followed the Solebox collaborating 1500 in early '05, the sneaker landscape has changed and it takes a little more to stand out in a sea of overcooked, loveless gangbangs between brands. Crooked's relationship with New Balance's Flimby HQ has been tight and Winter 2006 seemed the right time to drop more gems.

Rather than clambering for a concept that hasn't already been done to death, they wanted to make quality and attention to detail the focal point. Between four models - collaborative favourites, the 1500, 577 and 575, plus debuting with its very own custom sole unit for this special edition, the 991, these UK made shoes have been overseen so that every stitch, leather, fabric and stealthy dose of 3M is as requested. Each model is linked by use of an eyecatching highlight colour - red, yellow, blue and green, a white metal top eyelet and a custom tongue label.

Of course, with the original Crooked Tongues /New Balance pieces setting precedents, there was a need to take the project even further to ensure sleepless nights for anyone following this drop. Call it self-indulgence, but for all at Crooked Tongues, this was designed with them in mind, under the faintly arrogant notion that they're on the same wavelength as the discerning heads, disillusioned by weak drops that cause a momentary palpitation, but ultimately lead down the slippery slope to buyers remorse. Generic packaging has led to a wall of faceless browns, reds and blues and special packaging can cement classic status on the spot.

Operating under the team name of 'Confederacy Of Villainy' the box art takes it back to a time when villains were occasionally charming, often brutal, but memorable in their wrongdoing. Reflecting the nationality of the crew member in charge of the makeup - the 575 is represented by the gentleman robber of the Old West, Black Bart, the 577 by Chinese bandit Black Sword, the 1500 by scourge of the seas Blackbeard and the 991 by the feared highwayman Black Tom. Custom box artwork by tattoo artist and graphic designer BJ Betts, as well as premium stock makes this the logical conclusion of a Crooked Tongues quest for some of the greatest sneaker packaging to date to cap this intelligent collaboration. Limited to 99 pairs of each model, the 'Confederacy Of Villainy' rides into town in November 2006.

Over the next week we'll reveal our latest collaboration with New Balance - the 'Confederacy Of Villainy'. One shoe each day for the next four days allowing you the opportunity to see each shoe on it's own merit.

The technical running shoe that's earnt its rightful place in the hearts of heads worldwide is a prime candidate for some collaborative action, so it took a little more to make the 1500 stand-out after some tight partnerships using this premium performance silhouette. Using a mixture of leather and mesh there's a few asides to the original construction of this shoe, before the animal hides took over entirely. A mix of black, white and grey plus a nicely-timed burst of very flouro red reflects the villain the shoe was themed after - Blackbeard, the hollow-point bad-boy of piracy who allegedly upped the fear factor by rocking lit matches in his beard. Given the dark subject matter, a black midsole was incorporated - it was relevant, so we're unapologetic to the white sole faithful!

While we're on-topic, there's plenty of other details on board - a dose of contrast stitching, both white and red and in line with this 1500's three villainous brethren, a white metal eyelet, and finally a unique tongue label that will only ever grace these four models. And then there's the packaging. Working with BJ Betts, there's some premium pirate skull action at work that should impress those bored with the generic boxes stacked in their closets. It's been a helluva lot of work and cost, but in the years since '04's first wave of CT/New Balance collabos, the stakes have been well and truly raised. As confirmed last week, these are limited to 99 pairs on sale exclusively via the site in early December... www.crookedtongues.com/

I'll be back with further pics as they are released!

Llywarch
November 20, 2006 @ 04:14 PM
Deemy

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those 1500s are really nice.. I wish I could get a pair like those... They look better than the Clyde x CT colorways...
November 20, 2006 @ 06:40 PM
DUNKAHOLiC88

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thanks lly for the pic, i posted this at school & imageshack was flakingg.
November 20, 2006 @ 07:29 PM
Charles Cheng

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Along with the first series of NB collabs, CT has produced some mad pieces so far.

The remaining threes are just as hot!

As lly said, STAY TUNED BOYS!
November 21, 2006 @ 06:32 AM
Charles Cheng

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those r clean as fuck....i might have to cop a pair of NB's finally


You have to have a VERY fast finger in order to get one. 99 pairs only.
November 21, 2006 @ 08:37 AM
Gallo

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next one of the pack!
November 21, 2006 @ 09:47 AM
DUNKAHOLiC88

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wwoaa! botth of them look nice! i wonder how much these would go for, 99 pairs made the reseller prices of these probly are gona be crazy!
November 21, 2006 @ 05:28 PM
Orpami

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I'm feelin' both of these! &)
November 21, 2006 @ 08:12 PM
nampo

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Damn them for only making 99 pairs of each.
November 22, 2006 @ 12:00 AM
givemeurkicks

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Damn them for only making 99 pairs of each.

^^yea..shits a bummer...these are sik as hell!!
November 22, 2006 @ 12:56 AM
Oshin

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damn... i want em!!!
November 22, 2006 @ 09:09 AM
Gallo

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the next...

November 22, 2006 @ 09:37 AM
DUNKAHOLiC88

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ohh myy!! i need a pairr theyree soo nicee! &)
November 22, 2006 @ 02:59 PM
480

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I like the 1500s and 577s alot. The 575 looks too similar to the GR that released earlier. Still nice, though. Gumsole really sets them off
November 23, 2006 @ 02:07 AM
FFent Freelanc

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I own NO NBs, but all the sneakers in this pack just wow me to no end!!!! def pick em up if i can n if not well see dependin on the resale prices
November 23, 2006 @ 02:28 AM
Oshin

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how much do u think for these 1500 NBs when they're release =O
November 23, 2006 @ 11:15 AM
Gallo

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.... and the last one of the pack!
November 23, 2006 @ 01:13 PM
givemeurkicks

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^^oo that colorway is sick...very nice...these are by far my favorite pack on ng's ever.
November 23, 2006 @ 02:24 PM
480

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the 991s are pretty serious. I wish they did more collabos with that model. Such a comfortable shoe. I think the odd shape of the panels makes it difficult to properly coordinate colors, though.
November 23, 2006 @ 02:40 PM
DUNKAHOLiC88

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anyone know when these are dropping?
November 23, 2006 @ 04:17 PM
Gallo

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first week of december is what i have heard.
November 23, 2006 @ 08:29 PM
Charles Cheng

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Getting the 991 with no doubt, thinking on the 577 or 575 as the second pair now.
November 23, 2006 @ 08:40 PM
Deemy

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I think the 1500s look the best.. with the 575s and 577s tied... I never liked the 991s... I think they look ugly.. I'd buy the 1500s first..
November 24, 2006 @ 09:55 AM
Smith

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I'm feeling them
November 24, 2006 @ 12:35 PM
bunx

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where to cop these?? only in Crooked tongue homepage?
November 25, 2006 @ 06:01 AM
Charles Cheng

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where to cop these?? only in Crooked tongue homepage?


Yes, as far as I know, CT Store ONLY.
November 25, 2006 @ 11:49 AM
Orpami

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^^oo that colorway is sick...very nice...these are by far my favorite pack on ng's ever.


cosign. Anybody know what the prices are going to be for these.

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