new-balance-ms574

The extent of our sewing knowledge ends at repairing buttons undone too forcefully during “business meetings” which is exactly why we aren’t in the sneaker business. Welding on the other hand is something we can totally get behind. Apparently the people at DDC Labs and New Balance decided their seemingly divorced loves of welding and sneakers had been separated for too long. And then the New Balance MS574 BK Sonic was born. These shoes have sonic welds in place of stitches on the entire exterior of the shoe. The New Balance logo on the side is even debossed from the exterior. If the fact that your shoes are welded together isn’t enough, these black stealth kicks have a contrasting turquoise color pop on the heel. Just so people don’t mistake your kicks for ones that aren’t welded.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.