The Friday Find: New Balance Custom US574 Giveaway

Obviously, it would be totally unfair / unethical / uncool for me to enter one of our giveaways. But holy crap am I tempted to my throw my hat in on this one. We’ve partnered with the good folks at New Balance (aka, the last great American sneaker-maker) to give away a pair of custom US574s (aka, my all-time favorite sneakers). Simply leave a comment below to become eligible to win a pair of your own design. Contest ends Wednesday, November 13th. Good luck.

A note from New Balance: Customize your own, one-of-a-kind pair of New Balance US574. One of our most loved shoes is yours to style any way you want. Valid only online at Not valid in New Balance stores. Offer good for one free pair of Custom US574 and is valid for one-time use only. Promo code expires December 31, 2013. To redeem this offer, enter code during the checkout process in the promo code field. Free custom shoes cannot be returned for store credit or for cash value. Code cannot be combined with another offer and excludes all previous purchases. Please anticipate 2-3 weeks for delivery.

For price and purchase info, visit New Balance.

  • jin

    Beautiful sneakers. Love new balance! Would love to win this one, my converse sneakers are blistering my feet.Cheers

  • Henry Chang

    Awesome! Can’t wait to make some fresh to death.

  • Jayce Newton

    New Balance sneakers are starting to make waves out here in SE Asia. Let’s show ‘em how it’s down with pair of custom-designed US 574s.

  • Fabrizio

    Ready to customize my favorite pair of sneakers!!!

  • Adisal

    I really love new balance shoes. I used to have a pair few years back, simply the most comfortable sneakers I ever owned.

  • J

    Well made and supper comfy!

  • Steve

    Never got around to buying a pair. Nice looking sneakers indeed.

  • Alexander

    I love New Balance. Got a pair of 990s that I bought in the spring – just about worn them to the ground! Could definately make do with a new pair of NBs…

  • Caleb

    Yes, please. I work at a school that has been taken over by students rocking 574s. Would be wonderful to roll in with a pair they’d never seen.Thanks for the chance!

  • YL

    My all-time favorites too, absolute classics. I’m well overdue for a pair!

  • Tony

    Great site! It’s a regular visit for me and who can resist entering for some Newbies!?

  • Max

    I want!

  • Craig

    Winning this would be beyond my wildest dreams!

  • Danny

    I have been looking into a pair of these shoes for awhile. It would be nice to finally have a reliable pair of sneakers.

  • Warland

    Yes please

  • Steven Bremer

    I want to win some shoes.

  • Andrew

    I’m in.

  • Brandon

    I’ve been wanting some of these!

  • speight rhue

    oh my gosh, I would totally walk my dog in these, I would skip rope in these, cook lunch in these, ride my bike, got to work, build a table in these, get coffee, or tea, skate, ride my bike again, sleep, take a shower – no a bath, a real long soak but my feet would stay out of the tub, then I would brush my teeth in these. In short I would live in these.

  • Nick

    I love this website!

  • Yo Chi


  • JRT

    Yes please

  • MrVeitch

    So. Much. Want.

  • Ethan Herman

    This is what my feet have been waiting for.

  • Matt


  • J-W

    I want free shoes on my feet

  • Josh

    Nice. I want a pair.

  • John

    Wow such colors.

  • Jesse


  • Teddy

    Never worn NB before, but I’d love to start my collection with a pair of these.

  • Kyle

    Sounds good

  • Anu

    Love these sneaks.

  • KO

    Only kicks I rock are New Balances

  • Jed


  • Duckie


  • Ron

    Love NB sneakers

  • Nang

    I would love to have a pair of shoe that’s made in the US!

  • nathan

    Yes, please.

  • Andrew L

    Couldn’t be more excited about this.

  • Matt

    A top-class shoe from a top class company! Great contest

  • Kirk


  • John

    I’m in!

  • Douglas Rogers

    I’m game. These are some of my favorite sneakers also!

  • Smith

    Love these kicks!

  • Hey19

    Im In, I used to love bright green NBs, havent had a pair in a while.

  • cameron

    Have been looking to get a pair of NB – would be wonderful to win them!

  • Matt

    yup greatest sneaker made!

    consider me entered! Thanks!

  • Tristan

    Fingers (and toes) crossed!

  • Michael A

    OOH. I want to win these.

  • Marco M

    I really am in need of one of these!

  • Dustin

    I’m in!

  • Emily McCullough

    We are a New Balance family of 5. Excellent contest. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Phil G

    Great giveaway! Thanks Well Spent!

  • Brett Atlas

    I would love a pair of these. New Balance shoes are the best.

  • Greg

    That’d be cool.

  • Judson Meherg

    OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!! Been wanting a custom pair of Made in the USA New Balances for a while! If I dont win it just might have to be a Happy Thanksgiving present to me.

    Keep up the great work guys and gals. Love the site mucho grande!

  • Caleb

    i work in a school where 574s have taken over as the number one shoe of choice for students. would be great to have a custom pair! thanks for the opportunity.

  • Dara

    New balance

  • CTP

    I loved your mom.

  • Brian Childs

    Big gulps huh?

  • Adam

    574s are my go-to. Need a new pair!

  • CAK


  • Ben Bowker

    New Balance

  • Phillip

    Nattily subdued = timeless classic. Always welcome to another pair.

  • Teapot418

    This is a comment.

  • Ben Bowker

    New Balance 574’s size 9 please

  • Ian

    that is a nice contest!

  • David Young

    beautiful sneakers! yes please :)

  • E.


  • Dan

    yummy nice new balances for baby.

  • Philip Jonsson

    Oh boy, was there ever a contest I wanted to win!

  • Adam Harvey

    My current pair are almost worn out! Hope I win!

  • Rebeccs

    Great Giveaway! I love playing with the NB customization tool.

  • Sanders

    Say, what’s this “code” New Balance is talking about?

    Anyways these are awesome and I’d love a pair for free!

  • P Dobry

    The thinking man’s sneaker. Love ‘em.

  • Ernie

    New Balance rocks!

  • Brian

    Look at all these motherfuckers commenting when there’s something to gain.

    I’ll throw my hat in the ring.

  • Luke O.

    OK I’m in. Good luck everyone.

  • Michael Tung

    New Balance are my go-to sneakers!

  • abz

    Yes Please!

  • Jay

    My 2-yr-old customized NB’s are almost over the hill. I could use a new pair.

  • Collin

    I would love a pair

  • Clay

    well spent rocks.

  • Topher

    Yes please!

  • Boykin

    American-made goods for free, yes, good sirs, I will take y’all up on that offer!

  • Brian

    could definitely use another pair!

  • Robert

    sweet! love em

  • Lance

    Done and Done. I vote for a weekly free giveaway.

  • Spencer

    One of two of my favorite NBs, the other being the 1300. I’ve owned a Navy pair and would love to get a pair “Made In USA”.

  • mdimond

    I need to replace my worn out 993’s!

  • John

    Boo. Yah.
    Yes please.

  • Jeff e.

    Long time, first time. One of my favorite style blogs, with a focus on quality rather than the newest shiny toy.

  • Chris

    I’ve already got a custom template saved.

  • Michele

    Great sneakers made in the USA.

  • Kirk

    Man, I’ve spend hours already trying different configurations for 574s I want to build.
    Winning this would finally begin production :)

  • Kyle

    Great pair of shoes, and can’t complain about made in ‘Murica.

  • dxr

    Si. Yo tengo esto.

  • Spencer J.

    These are sick!!

  • John

    I’ll just leave this here ^

  • Andrew

    Pick me!

  • Steve

    I’d love to treat my dogs to these fine sneakers…

  • Josh P.

    NB 574s have been my favorite runners since I was a kid, as well as the Saucony runners.. A custom pair of 574s would be a huuuuuuge win!!

  • Chris Cullen

    I would love to be able to take these shoes off my christmas wish list.

  • Casey

    Hachi Machi.

  • Scott

    I heart New Balance.

  • RS

    oh yeah

  • Aaron


  • Kristen

    Yes please!

  • eric


  • Brian

    Can not wait to see the rock grey on me!

  • Toby Plewak


  • Evan

    Can’t pass on this!

  • Stephen

    Loved New Balances as a kid, now I love them as an adult.

  • Spencer

    These look so dope. I would love a pair.

  • Adam

    My birthday is Nov 13th. Perfect giftaway! :-)

  • YP

    I love the red and green sneakers. Streetsmart and comfortable,I’m sure.

  • ryan

    i’m in it to win it.

  • Josh

    I would like to win this and make the good sneaks that go on my feet and get the “wows”.

  • Brandon Arnold

    Throw me something, mister

  • Connor

    Thanks guys – fingers crossed.

  • Collin

    Longtime WS follower. Yes please since free is the best deal of all and custom is icing on the cake.

  • Ben


  • Tim

    Thanks for the contest. Consider me entered, please.

  • Timothy

    These are the only sneakers my grandpa wore, the sneakers my dad wore, and the sneakesr I want to wear! I’m in!

  • Mike I.

    Love my gray 574s, but would love a custom pair even more. Red, white, and blue, perhaps?

  • Kevin C. Smith


  • Thomas Stopka

    Would love to win this. Been wanting a pair of NBs for some time.

  • john

    Very Necessary!

  • Ben H

    Thanks for the free stuff!

  • TC

    I’m confident I’m going to win. I’m gonna make some purple and green shoes.

  • Paul Julch

    Love new balance, and could really use some new sneaks. Crossing my fingers!

  • Tom

    I didn’t even know NB offered custom-made sneakers.

    Wouldn’t mind getting a pair for free though. :)

  • Lindsey Herman

    Gotta have these.

  • George

    Count me in!

  • David Boyajian

    Great sneaks. Could use another pair.

  • Ray Clark

    The navy and silver 574s that I bought in high school are starting to show their age; a new pair would be pretty perfect right about now.

  • Chris



  • Dave

    I could use some new kicks.

  • Micah Panama

    I’m a long time runner and New Balance is the only shoe I’ll wear. Would love to have a custom pair!

  • jlb

    me too

  • Jason

    Such a good idea. I already have my custom design picked out and screen-shot from like 4 months ago. Been waiting to make the investment to replace my 6 year old pair and this would be perfect!

  • Nic

    happy friday

  • John

    I’d love to win a pair of these!

  • Dude


  • stephen

    nice kicks!

  • Bryan

    straight classic

  • Courtney

    Don’t sleep on your girl.

  • Hunter

    newwww balance.

  • David

    good luck!

  • Miles

    current 574s are gettin ratty its time for an upgrade

  • Max

    Man gimme some free shoes.

  • Michael

    I had no idea they were made in the USA! Awesome.

  • Mike S

    Love me some New Balances!

  • Christopher Larson


  • Greg

    the red ones in a 10.5 for me please…

  • Sean

    Me! Me! Me!

  • Shaun

    Customized? Sweet, count me in!

  • kyle bevilacqua

    i’m in.

  • Sonny

    It would probably take me forever to decide a color scheme, but that’s not a bad problem to have!

  • Ben


  • Matt

    Want ‘em need ‘em now!

  • Mike

    USA! USA! USA!

  • CJ

    I like the green.

  • jack

    Worn the originals since they came out!

  • jack

    Love this. Original wearer from the ’80s!

  • Dan


  • Michael M

    I sure could work a pair of these into my wardrobe. Saturday jeans, you’ve met your match.

  • Patman

    Great giveaway – thanks for the chance to win a pair of NB!

  • Sean

    This is awesome!

  • Mike H

    Nice! I have three pairs of New Balance, but I’m ready for a new pair.

  • Thomas

    All in

  • Vincent

    Gotta love US made sneakers!

  • Seth

    I really need these shoes.

  • Willmer


  • Mark

    Big fan!

  • Michelle

    Haven’t owned NB’s since the 8th grade– time for a throwback.

  • Isaac Richert

    I’m a PE teacher. Which= long days on my feet= I need to win this drawing!

  • Sean

    Awesome, would love a pair of these. Cheers.

  • Hunter Smith

    Lady luck bless this post!

  • Norm

    Awesome. Thank you for holding the contest!

  • Ryan


  • kau


  • kp

    Thanks for holding this contest!

  • David

    Hi Brad.

  • Chris

    I’m in – I could use another pair.

  • Andrew T.

    I’ve always been a New Balance kind of guy, and it’s not hard to see why.

  • Mark V

    Made in USA 574s, all day everyday

  • Cory

    Awesome! One of my favorite sneaker silhouettes as well. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Howard

    Great shoes! Always wanted to customize my own pair. Thanks!

  • Lloyd

    Let’s get this party started!
    ready to rock my custom NewB’s

  • Ben

    i’d love some custom 574s

  • kelly

    i’m getting accents in my favorite shade of green

  • Franktho

    hook it up

  • Geo

    why not

  • Scotty WC

    could use a pair! *crosses fingers*

  • Dan McNamara

    Yay New Balance!

  • Sam

    Shoes from down the road? How could I resist

  • Adam

    I used to wear these black New Balances when I was a kid before I didn’t care about what I wore. I want to revisit very good brand thank you!!!!!

  • Daniel

    Would love this chance :) I missed the chance to get a pair of the M1300DG in the perfect gray!!! Keeping my fingers grossed!!!

  • Dylan

    Oh man free sneakers would be amazing for me right now.

  • Steve

    I could use a good pair of shoes. They keep wearing out.

  • Ignat

    Comment for the win!

  • LT

    Love the 574 model. Been wearing it for years. Hope I win.

  • Roland

    Yes please! 574 is my daily shoe for years. Incredible value, they look great, they last forever, and they are available in wide sizes for my fat freak feet.

  • Ryosuke Sasaki


  • Rob

    Love the blog and love NB Made in USA.

  • Justin Ferrell

    Well done NB…I’ll wear these in the office and on the town…they won’t see the track.

  • Gottlob Frege

    I’m in!

  • eva

    yes, please!

  • jon

    Gimme gimme!

  • Gentleman Hack

    What a festive Christmas I will have with green and red trainers!

  • Cole Montgomery

    Been waiting to make a custom pair of 574’s for years now. This is my chance!

  • Keishie


  • adam shepard

    a classic… always loved these kicks!

  • chase Rodriguez

    I’d love to design a pair of these!

  • Joe

    Thanks as always for the blog and the giveaways!

  • Josh

    Yes Please!!!

  • Koan goedman

    America. Freedom. Woof.

  • Samuel


  • wesley

    great shoes

  • Devinder Kumar

    Who doesn’t need new sneakers? Everybody needs new sneakers. And Everybody loves awesome custom New Balances.

  • mike

    Let there be much rejoicing.

  • RJuall

    Those are some nice looking sneakers.

  • Deba I.

    NB’s for the win

  • Kyle

    Oh, very cool!

  • David

    I never win these.

  • Ray

    Would love to win this. Coming from the Boston area I always try to go with the hometown team.

  • Bryce

    I always Love Your Site by the way!!!

    Wow I’ve been drooling over a few custom 574 colorways I’ve come up with on the New Balance site. My favorite shoe as well! It’s really awesome to get a pair of custom shoes made in the USA!!!

    I actually have been caught by my wife spending hours in front of the computer trying out new colorways. It’s Embarrassing but I can’t help it, I’m a New Balance Junkaholic!!! Did I mention My Birthday Is the 14th? hahaha! Well it’s worth a try anyway! Keep up the great work Both Well-spent and NB!

  • Ed

    Great shoes.

  • Will

    NBs are my fav, gf got me my first pair and I love em’

  • IronMike

    I need one! Going to the site now to create a pair (or three).

  • Terry

    Yes please.

  • Glen

    All the other kids with their pumped up kicks better run!

  • Matt

    I’m in!

  • Anni Munoz

    WANT! NEED! Been loving on these trainers for a while :) Best part: Made in the USA!!

  • Ben Dorrington

    Yes pleash!

  • Josh

    I’m in!

  • Zachary

    I was just using the 574 custom designer the other day! I’d love to snag another pair with this contest!

  • Alex B

    Sounds sweet.

  • the passenger

    Been wanting a pair of these for a while, but unemployment has kept me from jumping in.

  • Tom L

    NB is the best. Gotta love how they keep some production in Maine.

  • patrick

    I need these

  • Keith Paull

    Entering to win this amazing contest! I have always loved New Balance and have been collecting for the past 5 or so years. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

  • J.H.

    LOVE New Balance.

  • Rainbeau

    I’ve actually never owned a pair of New Balance shoes before! Which is especially sad, since I like to focus my purchases on products made in America. The custom options look really fun though, and the 574’s would fit in with my active lifestyle.

  • Josh Kendall

    I was beat up for wearing a pair of New Balance sneakers in the 5th grade. Oddly, this is a great memory. Seeing these guys soar now only fills me with joy. Would love to win a pair!

  • Charles

    Love these shoes.

  • Jay

    I have had the same pair of grey 574s for 7 years. The sole is half gone but i still wear them.

    The greatest sneaker of all time no doubt!!!!

  • Mike Bess

    Great sneakers!!

  • Jesse

    Can I rock them for Thanksgiving?

  • Mitch

    Hope I’m chosen! Love 574s!

  • Logan

    Love these! Simple and perfect!

  • Cam

    Um, kinda obsessed with 574 ever since I was a kid. My Dad was a phys Ed teacher and he wore them all the time growing up. I think I bought my first pair in the late 90s and have been obsessed ever since. I love how the 574 has become a blank canvas for so much expression. I’ve owned 18 pairs. 574s modeled after New York taxis. Flannel 574s. Swedish flag 574s etc. I even gave my groomsmen 574 as wedding thank you presents. But oddly enough I’ve never had a custom pair. Love toake that happen.

  • Kurt baier

    I could use a new pair.

  • Jonathan


  • Clayton Su

    I’ve been looking for a proper pair of NB’s, but the current lineup hasn’t produced the perfect shoe. Hopefully I’ll win and create my own!

  • David

    All of the shoes.

  • Jan

    I haven’t had a pair of NB since the eighties – It’s about time!!

  • kahana

    too good!

  • Mark

    Big fan of your blog, Brad… and I’ve been itching for a pair of New Balances for a while.

  • Ted Nguyen

    Sick Sneakers!!! Why I outta!

  • Rain

    Love New Balances! Would be very grateful to win a pair!

  • Jim

    I would love a pair of NBs!

  • DC

    PLEASE :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

  • Calvin

    Great sneakers and made in USA. Can’t beat em. I would love to customize my own pair. Thanks!

  • Sean

    USA! USA! USA! Great contest!

  • David Y


  • Griffen

    Great sneaker. Love to have a pair if only to order another in another custom color.

  • Brian

    Pick me!

  • Mike

    need new kicks.

  • Phil

    Can I have two lefts please?

  • Dee Thomas

    Good luck

  • Solomon

    I need pair of those beauts! New B’s!

  • Nelson

    Hat in

  • Corey Konsulis

    New Balance ftw.

  • Jason

    They look great!

  • Soren

    Giving it a go! :)

  • Steve

    Whoa, great giveaway…

  • Vincent

    please let me have this..I already have a color chosen :D

  • Zach

    I am now leaving a comment.

  • Adam

    hope I get it :)

  • zaumnik

    wants bad.

  • Stephanie R.

    These are so cute!! NB is the only brand of tennis shoe I can wear that doesn’t cause me pain. I switched to NB about 8yrs ago and have never looked back. Please pick me!! I’m overdue for a pair. College expenses have taken over my finances….lol((FINGERS CROSSED))

  • Ryan Lafferty

    Oh man, I could really go for winning something right about now.

  • DRoss

    Am due for a new pair of NBs.

  • J


  • dh00529

    New Balance Are Great!!!

  • J.R. Delgado-Charles

    There’s something special about em.. maybe it’s b/c they give me a sense of pure joy & greatness.. shoes..

  • Taylor

    Posting to enter!

  • Michael

    In it to win it!

  • John

    love the 574s!

  • Ben

    Pick me!

  • Lucas


  • Jaime Juarez


  • Andy E

    My last pair of NB is 2.5 years of wear and tear. Time for a refill!

  • Amy

    I need to replace my current pair of NB sneakers

  • Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life

    Love my made-in-the-USA New Balance.

  • Tim

    Love those charcoal grays.

  • Jessica

    I’d love to win these! #MadeInUSA

  • Leonardo

    hope i get them!

  • RL

    Truly, a classic. And very well made.

  • Matt

    I am totally going to comment

  • Jordan Fox

    Would love to have a pair. The blue ones are brilliant.

  • Thomas

    I recently purchased a pair of New Balance 996 sneakers because they are made in the U.S.A. and they are comfortable as can be. I would love to add to the collection…hint, hint, hint!

  • Rob

    Take my comment and lock it in.

  • Andy

    Would love to win a pair of these.

  • Nick

    The NB574 is the only NB model that I wear!

  • Connor

    Need them.

  • http://None Andrew

    WANT. Super comfy.

  • Sam

    Cool contest and shoes. Would love to win!

  • Ken

    Yes, please.

  • Ben

    These look incredible!

  • Steven

    These look so comfy.

  • Pavan

    Love NB!

  • JAR

    Nice kicks!

  • Trav

    All navy looks pretty sick. count me in

  • CharityS

    I could use a new pair of sneakers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • JEB

    Gotta love US made sneakers!!

  • Adam

    Yes! My favorite NB.

  • David Berthy

    I’m in.

  • DS


  • christopher g.

    Hope I win, NB’s are so comfortable and have classic looks. Thanks for the shot!

  • Matt

    Worth a shot!

  • Chris

    Awesome! Thanks for offering this!

  • Jonathan

    Sweet kicks

  • Gaven

    Golly gee Mr. Well Spent, I’d sure love a pair of them New Balance shoes.

  • Jillian


  • Adam

    Oh man, I really need a new pair of sneaks, these are gorgeous.

  • Nick

    My first pair of New Balance was in the 7th grade. Kids used to try and clown me cause I wasnt sportin Nikes or British Knights but I was all like “Hell Naw, you all just dont know”. Now look – New Balance still looks as vfresh as the day it was born.
    Pick Me!!!!

  • Isaac

    MEEP …

  • ScottG

    Pick me pick me! Help me complete the well spent wardrobe.

  • Kevin Pinkoski

    Can I customize these to suit my two left feet?


  • David

    Lets do it!

  • Jay

    Quality > quantity (well.. a dozen pairs of New Balance is never too much ;))

  • rusty

    love my pair

  • Chris Koslo

    My 574’s are finally giving up after a year or continuous wear, would love a new pair!

  • keyword

    free new balance ftw

  • Suzy

    I wouldn’t mind a free pair of New Balances.

  • Ben


  • jonathan ackerman

    I want! I’ll prolly just buy some if I don’t win these tho :D

  • Andrew Fisher

    I am diggity down for these dope dogsleds!

  • anibal

    New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. (NBAS), best known as simply New Balance, is an American footwear manufacturer based in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. It was founded in 1906 as the New Balance Arch Support Company. Eschewing expensive advertising campaigns, it has, nevertheless, grown to be one of the largest makers of sports footwear in the world.

  • Will Baker

    Yes, please!

  • Chris

    I want to be one of the cool kids, please pick me.

  • Alex

    Awesome blog, great sneakers! I’m in!

  • Nando

    Love NB, would be awesome to add another pair to my collection for free!

  • Chad Smith

    Hey this is a good time to thank yall for the awesome blog. It’s nice that people are finally realizing that food AND goods should be sustainable.

  • James

    What a coincidence, I need new shoes.

  • Marcy

    The red ones look awesome!

  • J Jones

    This would be awesome. Love NB.

  • Joel

    Wow, that’s a lot of comments.

    Hat -> Ring

  • Tommy Cary

    Would love a pair

  • June Nylin

    Love it – can always count on NB for comfort and style!

  • Jason M

    I am obsessed with 574s. Good luck to all

  • Brad

    Thanks for commenting everyone! According to the Random Number Generator at, or winner is Mike with comment #222. Congrats Mike, we’ll be in touch shortly. To everyone else, thanks for playing, and we’ll see you all at the next giveaway.

  • mike

    hey, mike here. haven’t heard from you guys yet–just wanted to make sure you didn’t forget about me. thanks again for the great blog, and of course for the free pair of kicks!