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Running shoes inspired by tropical fish

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 25, 2014 09:00 AM
I'm a runner. I'm also obviously an aquarist, so these new shoes by New Balance caught my attention. NB released three limited-edition running shoes in their classic/retro 574 silhouette with fashion inspired by fish scales.
Running shoes inspired by tropical fish

Scorpionfish

To be honest, I'm not sure I see the resemblance to fish in any of these shoes other than perhaps the pair above (called Scorpionfish, though your guess is as good as mine why they called a pure silver shoe Scorpionfish).  But I admit they are rather snazzy designs that I wouldn't mind sporting on my 10Ks.

For $99.99, you can own one of these limited-edition New Balances that come with the tagline: "Mysterious. Hypnotic. Deadly tempting. When you step out in the Limited Edition Tropical Fish 574s, you’ll shine in a sea of boring."

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Lionfish (apparently it's a military camo phenotype)

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Dragonfish (whatever that is)

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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