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The New Balance 999 from Concepts is a True Boat Shoe

By: Michael Hines - Published: Apr 16, 2011 • References: cncpts and highsnobiety
Forget the boat shoes -- if you truly want a pair of shoes that will do the high seas justice, you want the New Balance 999 from Concepts. Concepts and New Balance have come together to create a unique 999 inspired by the Massachusetts sailing scene.

The New Balance 999 from Concepts has a gray color scheme complemented by khaki accents along the heel and toebox with a set of nautical alphabet flags prominently displayed on the tongue. The shoe has a strong enough design to be worthy of a standalone release, but Concepts has chosen to release its custom 999 alongside an sailing-inspired apparel pack featuring a sailing polo, handmade rope bracelet, bucket hat and a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Looks like I'll be hitting the high seas sometime soon.