London – NB Flagship Store and Roof Hangs

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Just in case you missed it, New Balance opened a flagship store in London on Oxford Street, and they were set to celebrate in style on the evening of Thursday 27th October.

Myself and Rob headed down to represent NB Gallery and catch up with friends and to meet a load of new ones, as well as sample the load of prosecco that was on offer… or maybe I was the only one drinking the prosecco. Continue reading London – NB Flagship Store and Roof Hangs

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Tillyfourie Quarry

After Emma had showed me a picture of a disused quarry a couple of weeks ago, we took a drive up Inverurie way that weekend to a place called Tillyfourie where said quarry apparently was and then tried to find the place. Continue reading Tillyfourie Quarry

Third Don Crossing

This post is as close to home as it gets, and will mean absolutely nothing to anyone outside of Aberdeen, and although it’s probably 20 years too late, the Third Don Crossing is finally open, so we went to check it out.

There’s not much to say about it to be honest, there’s still quite a bit of development to go, but the main bridge is open, so at least that’s something.

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Fowlsheugh

In our quest for puffins, and our mild success of spotting two puffins at Bullers of Buchan, we headed out to Fowlsheugh, which is a coastal nature reserve just south of Stonehaven, and is well known for it’s high cliffs and the thousands and thousands of seabirds which nest here.

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Sole Bloc

Last August, the people of Scotland descended on the SWG3 venue in the West End of Glasgow for Sole Bloc, Scotland’s first ever sneaker festival, and for Summer 2016, Sole Bloc was back for it’s second event, and it was sure to be even better than the last one.

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Puffins at Bullers of Buchan

Last October myself and Emma took a drive to Bullers of Buchan which is just north of Aberdeen, and learned that this was actually a good spot to see puffins when they are nesting, however, with it being October, we were a little out of season.

In the post I wrote back in October, which you can check out here, we said we’d be back, and that’s exactly what we done last Sunday.

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New Balance Museum – Sneakerness Warsaw

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As many of you know, Sneakerness travels all across Europe from city to city to put on events, and they never fail to have something special on show. Amidst all the trainers for sale, and brand showcases, the team at New Balance Poland and Suede&Mesh put together a one of a kind New Balance Museum.

The New Balance Museum showcased the history of New Balance, with more than 80 vintage pairs on show, starting with the first ever official New Balance running shoe – The Trackster.

With pairs donated from the Suede&Mesh crews own collection, along with those of renowned collectors Tiago Escada Ramos and Mike Sekinger, the vintage selection on show was nothing short of incredible, and they ranged from 1967 all the way through to 1999, pieces of history indeed.

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The picture above shows the very first New Balance models from 1967 on the left hand side with the famous New Balance Trackster.

Along with the stunning selection of vintage pairs, the current UK Made and USA Made collection was on show, and displayed in furniture which was created especially for the Museum.

Some of the recent favourites, such as the New Balance 997PR, 998MD, and of course the upcoming Flimby 1500 Gentleman’s Choice Pack were displayed.

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It is unheard of to have such a vast collection of vintage pieces all on display in the one place, so this was an extremely rare exhibition, and quite possibly the first in history. Let’s hope we see more of this sort of stuff in years to come.

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Furthermore, Flimby in the UK pride themselves on craftmanship, and all their pairs are hand made in that historic factory in Cumbria. This year was the anniversary of one of Flimby’s most popular models, the 577, and the Museum featured a wall which detailed the stages of creating the 577ANN, from all the pieces of panelling, right up to the complete production shoe.

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The whole exhibition was finished off with a special Flimby movie presented on the wall, a truly excellent exhibition and something that everyone should be able to check out.

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All pics via Sneakerness Warsaw/Piotr Ciezkowski.

Be sure to check out the video below too: