As a brand, New Balance doesn’t strike the same chord as a Nike or Adidas in the streetwear world, but I grew up with the shoe as a hardcore kid and its appeal runs deep. Before the Nike Dunk/Air Max crossover from the hip-hop world hit the scene, it was either Sauconys or NB for the straight edge crowd and nothing else. As the first sneaker I actively sought out, the 574 holds a special place in my heart. Click over to 574clips.com to catch a glimpse of some other NB love as part of a limited-edition run of the classic model. Via Valet Mag.