This New Balance 574C “Quatro Azules” has been a color-way that’s been on my mind since the AM1 iD debuted again back in 2009. It was about combining a bunch of blue hues together. The two problems I kept running into were, the shoe looked like a STASH wannabe and others had done it already. After some thought, I decided to skip it and move on. The idea got lost, but not forgotten. It once again sparked my interest in 2011 when I was shown an image by someone…
(color corrected so you get an idea of what the true colors are)
My pal Emil from Sweden, aka Measel, who is the creator of the Puma group Forever Fresh showed me a picture of his NB574C. It was made up of three blues with some grey in it. That image sparked my interest again to try to build a color-way using 4 blues. The first thing that popped into my head was how could I combine them together in a unique way. Through trial and error, I came up with the idea of applying the colors from a ‘dark to light’ combination: Almost Navy, Chambray, Fresh Blue and Glacier Blue. Something I felt was very possible considering all the blue hues (5 total) on the New Balance 574 palette. After a few days and plenty of hours with the NB574C build, the design you see above was the outcome. It’s called “Quatro Azules” which translates to “Four Blues”; I chose to name it in spanish because it just sounded nicer.
The result as always is not disappointing. I’m satisfied by the outcome of the design and all the ones before it. It’s takes a lot of time and effort to try and bring out something different and unique every time. I think I accomplished this with “Quatro Azules”. Enjoy the images and at the end I posted an image of the next one, but not the last one. The pictures will be posted once I finish the photo edits. Hopefully next week.
Check out my First New Balance 574 Custom and review of the product.
Check out my Second New Balance 574 Custom.
Check out my Third New Balance 574 Custom.
Check out my Fourth New Balance 574 Custom
Pigskin Premium Suede
Fresh Blue – Toe Wrap, Ankle Wrap, Tongue Tag and New Balance Stitch On Heel Tab
Glacier Blue – Mesh and Laces
Chambray – Saddle, Heel Wrap, Heel Tab and USA Stitch On Heel Wrap
Almost Navy – Logo
White – Logo Base
Made in USA
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This is the next one. I just took some photos of them and once I finish the edits, they will pop up on the blog.
All Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker© 2012. All Rights Reserved.