TeamNB x New Balance 574 Custom Instagram Contest US574M1

A couple of weeks ago, Team NB, in collaboration with New Balance, had an Instagram contest in which each of their members would design a pair of New Balance 574 Customs and the followers of the Team NB Instagram account could vote which they thought was the best. The winning designer would receive a free pair of his/her 574s that they designed. Along with the winning designer, one follower of the Team NB account who voted would also be chosen to receive that same design for free as well. Lo and behold, I happened to be fortunate enough to be picked as the winner! I was pretty stoked because I never win any social media contests (I never even win in Nike raffles to purchase a shoe!). The winning custom was designed by Jake (@BlackForestCo). I’m actually a fan of many of Jake’s previous 574 Customs, a few of which I actually contemplated making myself. What I liked about Jake’s design was that it was actually quite similar to one I was already planning to make as well. There was probably only one thing I might have changed from Jake’s design but even so, it came out killer and I’m quite happy with the result. I can’t wait to get these on feet.

I received the shoes some time last week and I decided to go out and get some pictures of it for the blog. I’ve been itching to shot something for a while now so I figured this was a perfect opportunity to get out and get some practice in. It also gave me a chance to put the Sigma 35mm 1.4 I picked up earlier in the year to some use. For the past few months I’ve been mostly shooting with my Canon 50mm 1.4 (mostly for my WDYWT shots) so it took a bit of getting use to shooting with a 35mm again. I definitely need to get more practice in but I’m pretty happy with this lens.

And now, without further adieu, here are the pictures I took. Keep in mind, I am not a professional and I do this for fun so please be kind. If you have any constructive criticism, please leave it in the comments. It’s more than welcomed. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the pictures. I just wanted to thank the guys from Team NB again for picking me. I’m very appreciative of this and love the shoes. Congratulations again Jake on your winning design!

The only thing different between Jake’s design and mine was the heel tab color. I was thinking of going with either the “Pacific Green” color for the heel tab with “Burnt Orange” New Balance embroidery or a “Burnt Orange” heel tab with White New Balance embroidery. Of course not being a member of “Team NB”, I probably wouldn’t have put that on the heel either. No complaints from me though. Like I said, I’m very happy with the result.

Previous shot might be one of my favorite shots of the day.

My wanna be attempt at a “Vagrant Sneaker” shot LOL Just kidding, I’m not sure if he was the first one to do that type of shot but he’s definitely one of the ones I’ve seen it from.

What I wore that day:

If you’re interested in doing your own New Balance 574 Custom, be sure to stop by their website: New Balance

Till next time!

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