Tuesday, 14 May 2013

new balance x made in the u.s.a - custom us574 - 'orcas'

so today i had a very exciting delivery of my new balance made in the u.s.a custom pair us574's.

i am so, so made up with them and the quality is incredible! i was a little dubious about how well they would be put together as sometimes on iD options the quality of the materials is slightly different to usual...but really i had nothing to worry about, i am so stoked on them!

the suede they have used is a really luxurious jet black and the full grain leather has a beautiful shine to it. most of all i am impressed with how perfectly they fit, the tongue itself is lined with thick sponge so moulds beautifully to your foot for maximum comfort.

i've added some flicks below so you can see the different materials i went for on the shoe, i've decided to name them 'orcas' due to them reminding me of a killer whale, needless to say i am completely smitten with them! unfortunately these are only available in the u.s.a currently, but i hope it's something that new balance and the flimby factory will consider for us in the uk in the future!

new balance - custom us574 - $139.95 / £91.42 - with free postage to the US currently - available here / inspiration here

saddle/upper - black suede
vamp (toe box and tongue) - black sports mesh

ankle wrap (where the top eyelets are) - full grain black leather
new balance logo - black suede
new balance logo base - glacier blue

toe wrap - glacier blue (which in life has a soft tiffany mint tinge to it)

heel tab - full grain black leather
heel embroidery - rock grey


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