Crooked Tongues x New Balance “Confederation of Villainy” Collection (2006)
After partnering up in 2004, CT hadn’t worked one-on-one with the Flimby factory for a while and late 2006 was the time. The landscape of sneakers changed and they wanted to make sure this collaboration stood out from the crowd. The four pack was created with special attention to detail and premium materials on mind. Creating the “Confederation of Villainy” collection meant creating alter egos for each “villain”.
The 575 is represented by the gentleman robber of the Old West, Black Bart, the 577 by Chinese bandit Black Sword, the 1500 by scourge of the seas Blackbeard and the 991 by the feared highwayman Black Tom. Custom box artwork by tattoo artist and graphic designer BJ Betts, as well as premium stock makes this the logical conclusion of a Crooked Tongues quest for some of the nicest sneaker packaging to date to cap this intelligent collaboration.
Limited to 99 pairs each, these are high quality sneakers that are rarely seen now.