All week this week we're bringing you the things that really caught our eye at the top British casualwear show To Be Confirmed last weekend. Today, sneakers...
New Balance 574
New Balance was started by an Englishman and the shoes are made in the U.K. They have been resurgent over the past couple of years, off the back of some really attractive Special Make-Ups (SMUs) in collaboration with the likes of BeingHunted and Solebox. The nearly neon colorways they've chosen for next year's 574 models continue to standout, and while their shoes normally hit Japan first, from next year, they'll be out everywhere at the same time.
Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 Baja
Okay, so these shoes are Japanese, but like the New Balance above, Onitsuka Tiger has pushed the boat out with the mad finishes. The Mexico 66 Baja model is one from the archives updated here in gold, with Baja being the reference for the three Velcro straps. The brand has obviously taken notice of the success adidas has had in mining its heritage for gems, and has done the same to good effect for Spring/Summer of next year. These will be out in more subdued colorways, like all black, for the less adventurous.
Tomorrow from the frontlines of To Be Confirmed: New t-shirts and sweats from Call Of The Wild
Editor's note: Please see our clarification of some of the details about the New Balance sneakers here.