Community Collections travels to the other side of the map this week to highlight a closet that is completely constructed of New Balance. After bouncing around the different coasts of the United States, as well as a detour in Mexico, this NB collection resides in Hong Kong. Raymond Wong is the composer who loves his sneakers so much, he keeps them all neatly on display.
Click through each of the pages to see Raymond’s New Balance inventory and some of his personal favorites, including his most rare pair. Drop a line in the comment section with your feedback on his collection, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for everything sneakers.
Name: Raymond Wong
City: Hong Kong, China
“My first encounter with New Balance was in Hong Kong, the summer of 1996. In the movie “100% Feel”, Eric Kot wore NBs and Esprit casual wear. He looked so trendy. I then saw my neighbor had a pair of red NBs, and I found out that it was a product of Japan. A pair of 576, made in USA, was too costly. I started to purchase 576, 577, 996, 1300, 1400, 1500, etc. I post pictures on the web to share my enjoyment as well as my proud collection. I used to be addicted to New Balance, because of the materials and designs that are extraordinary and comfortable. Yet, I have lost interest slightly in these last few years, because New Balance now is overpopulated and overpriced. Nowadays, you can see many people wearing NB on the streets of Hong Kong, and the market price has increased almost every season. Fortunately, the material quality is still acceptable! But as a New Balance lover, I believe the Flimby Factory could spend more time improving the shape, especially the toe box. Do something, PLEASE!”