New Balance & Crooked Tongues
Looking somewhat reminiscent of Tribal Masks, these images were created as a preview to the upcoming collaboration between New Balance and online sneaker resource/store Crooked Tongues. Choosing to ignore the tried-and-tested extreme close-up sneaker teaser route, CT decided to simply display the two pairs of NB 1500s in their pre-built form - a concept which works to great effect...
The built-up shoes can also be seen below, with the colourways referencing the long sold-out black/orange and white/lime make-ups of the first ever CT sneaker collaboration (with New Balance) from 2004. Crooked Tongues recently passed its first decade in business, and this release looks back to a pivotal moment in the history and development of the CT brand. The original collaboration was actually a pack of four shoes (NB 576s), but the two colourways selected for this current release were chosen to offer both a muted and brighter choice.
The CT New Balance 1500s will be available through Crooked Tongues from 15 October. The following week will also see a global release through selected stockists