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The Top 40 Sneakers of 2017 | #3 New Balance 247 Tokyo Rat

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#3 New Balance 247 Tokyo Rat

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When you talk about a shoe that changed the game this year the New Balance 247 was an obvious response to the NMD and in my opinion the variations delivered were comparable and actually better considering the cost and look of the CS and R2. The difference was the price. The NMD rose to 130-220 while the dopest releases of the 247 the Tokyo Rat was 120 as a luxe, limited release. While the Tokyo Rat is this high, my ranking here is more of a response to the overall depth of quality that New Balance delivered this year. This ranking is also about the delivery of a fantastic new model from the brand. It does help that the Mita shop delivered a shoe based on a breed of rat that supposedly never sleeps which speaks towards the name of the shoe 24/7 and ties into the storytelling for the shoe. The materials are premium, the comfort of the shoe is bananas and I love the way the shoe actually looks like what it’s named after. The packaging could have been better, but when you sit down and compare it to other sneakers you realize that this is probably one of the best shoes of the year.

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New Balance x Mita MRL247MT "Tokyo Rat" Grey / Pink

$160.00
End Date: Thursday May-24-2018 15:23:57 PDT
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New Balance x Mita MRL247MT "Tokyo Rat" Grey / Pink

$160.00
End Date: Thursday May-24-2018 14:51:27 PDT
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New Balance x Mita Size 11.5 MRL247MT "Tokyo Rat" Grey / Pink

$220.00
End Date: Tuesday May-22-2018 11:17:57 PDT
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NEW BALANCE X CONCEPTS MS066GW1 Size US11 Brand NEW in Box*SUPER RARE*3D midsole

$499.99
End Date: Thursday May-17-2018 17:52:34 PDT
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New Balance x Mita MRL247MT "Tokyo Rat" DS - NB 247 - Yeezy - NMD - Ultra Boost

$200.30
End Date: Tuesday May-1-2018 15:52:13 PDT
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