by Aaron Hope
New Balance has really come into its own in the sneakerhead set, evolving from a brand that has remained a performance leader and always commanded a small army of hardcore devotees, into anÂ elite collaborative partnerÂ capable of producing year-end â€˜Best Ofâ€¦â€™ list material. Â Their latest team-up isnâ€™t a particular sneaker per se, but rather, a look into the brandâ€™s immediate future and a collection of writings contributed by some of Japanâ€™s foremost NB fans. Â The New Balance brand book byÂ HouyhnhnmÂ offers a preview of the FW12 lineup alongside 20 write-ups from New Bal lovers from brands like United Arrows, nonnative and HECTIC. Â You can see a few pages after the jump, then grab your own copy for the 990ï¿¥ price that mirrors the front coverâ€™s featured model.