As soon as New Balance updated their NB 574 Custom palette, I ordered a pair. This was the result of a couple of hours of brainstorming with the two new colors, Pacific Green and Hot Pink. This has been a color-way that I’ve always wanted to do another iD builder, but could never get it right. This time, I think I did with this design and I’m very happy with the end result…
This image is color corrected to give you a real life idea of the two hues, Pacific Green and Hot Pink
This idea comes from my very first iD I did named Mid-Night Rose. I thought the colors worked out so well, that I wanted to do one by replacing the Blue with Green, but on a different design. Not being successful because of many reasons, I tried to do it again with the New Balance 574 Custom. Voila!
I really like dark colors with pop on top. This is no different. Through my many designs of trying to come up with the right pop and accent for the Hot Pink, the above is the result of many hours of clicking on the NB 574 builder. At first, I wasn’t sure if the Hot Pink would be too bright and over take the design with too much pop, but I was wrong. The Hot Pink isn’t as bright as you may think. It almost looks like a Magenta. The Pacific Green looks really good with it as I assumed it would. There are only two area with the Hot pink too. The Big N side logo and the embroidery New Balance on the back of the achilles notch. The rest was dressed with Black for the Saddle, Toe Wrap, Ankle Wrap, Tongue Tag, Laces and Lining. It also has the words USA on the heel in White.
There is one choice that I would have loved to see, but chose to go with a different one. That is with the Heel tab. I almost wish I would have made it Black instead of Pacific Green. I think the shoe would probably look better. I’ll just have to leave that idea for my next 574 custom. ;)
After seeing the shoe in person, I’m very excited about it. The colors worked very well together and my two year old vision was finally brought to life. It’s also great to finally see the “Made In USA” embroidery on the tongue tag. It was missing on the last two 574’s I own and I did mention it in my review. I’m sure a lot of you are excited about this, as I am. In any case, enjoy my image blast and stay tuned for the next one. Also, check out my Flickr for some images that are not here.
Check out my First New Balance 574 Custom and review of the product.
Check out my Second New Balance 574 Custom.
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