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Matt Halfhill Talks Nice Kicks x New Balance 1500 Inspiration

You?ve seen them in detail, you?ve seen them at night, but inspiration has been undisclosed on the upcoming Nice Kicks x New Balance 1500. Until now. Our own Matt Halfhill discusses our latest collaboration, citing inspiration from the Mercedes 500E and the importance of using the finest materials with out kicking up the price. High-end honey buck, 3M tongue, and trademark red add personality and prestige to this December 16th release. Here the full story from the man that designed them.

Comments

  1. OSD LIVE says:

    Can’t wait for these!

    1. CJ says:

      NB Inspiration: “I COPIED THE EXACT FUCKING COLORWAY FROM THE PIGEON DUNKS!”

  2. nothing special whatsoever…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice and clean. Just how I like my shoes.

  4. Anonymous says:

    fresh. i will be copping online!

  5. Philip_ says:

    don’t?they sell these pieces of shit at walmart?

    1. JoshB says:

      *_* that’s the best you could do kid?

  6. Calvin Prest says:

    Really fresh, love the dary gray/orange combo

    1. Nice Kicks says:

      Just to clarify, the color is red. ?A lot of people are probably saying they look like pigeons being that screen grab makes the color look orange.

  7. nosnah says:

    “Nice Try” Jeff Staple already did a similar style and colorway. You guys gotta be more creative …

    1. Sneakercreatures says:

      In simple words….”You don’t know shit!!” There is nothing at all similar to the? Jeff Staple x New Balance 575 ?Pigeon?. First it should be plainly obvious they are not close to the same shoe model at all,? not even a little bit “similar”. Secondly, the colorways are completely different. Know your sneakers and history before you comment troll!!!!!!!

  8. Soundwave787 says:

    I believe all the hating on this shoe is because you cant afford/cop these shoes for whatever reason. If you are wanting to hate on something, hate on yourself.?

  9. P-Money says:

    These new balance don’t even come close to the Nicekicks x Asics 1.0. I wouldn’t pay $50 let alone $150.

    1. Realcutz11 says:

      Well , that’s your choice bro… if you feel that way why waste your time even lookin !!! Lol

      1. P-Money says:

        Because it was a video. How would I have even known what they looked like to make a decision if I didn’t watch?

  10. Golfinguru11 says:

    they are nice. ill cop to support NK and i LOVE new balances. but at the same time, they are VERY similar to the pigeon 575s (which i own and love, btw). I like em, but just think a bit more creativity could have gone into the shoe.?

  11. I would cop, they are clean and the exclusivity is just another reason too.

  12. Macappletoshpointo says:

    Fell in LOVE with the NB 1500 after copin a pair from Alife on Rivington in like ’06-7
    They were. New Balance 1500 Ian Byer Centenary Editions, that is the best colorway, and I beat the crap out of em, so comfortable, still are, but not ds anymore!

  13. Calvin says:

    So awesome! I spoke with Matt (or whoever runs the @NiceKicks account) on twitter before about the W124 Mercedes-Benz. Amazing car, was my first too. it’s crazy because we had a conversation about the car but I never knew he was gonna do a collaboration with New Balance based on the 500E. Wonderful execution.

    1. Nice Kicks says:

      I remember the conversation quite well, and yes, it was me, Matt. ?To this day, I still find no car as sexy as the W124.

      1. Calvin says:

        wow, that’s crazy! glad to see you were able to create a project out of it. congratulations my man & haha, agreed!

  14. Jeffrey Keil says:

    Shoulda picked the 2000s, then u wouldve made endless money from buyers in DC.

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  16. Thisguyo_o says:

    those angel & demons!!! those are fly.

    got 2 size 9s DS (:

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  18. Lilbunk95 says:

    I’m Not A Fan Of NB But They Are Nice .

  19. Brennanhales says:

    copped online and they shipped same day! cant wait!