Back in April, the people at New Balance gave me an opportunity to test out the company’s new custom 574 program. I’ve done custom shoes from other makers previously, but never anything that was made in America, and never anything processed so quickly (about a week total). I loved how those 574s turned out, in fact I liked the customized program so much I couldn’t wait for the service to include the 993s, my sneaker of choice. Well, that time has now come, 993 lovers can rejoice and order their very own special pair — made right in Maine.
I spent a solid amount of time on the NB website playing around with a ton of color variations, until finally, I settled on the pair below (which came courtesy of New Balance), complete with ACL embroidered on the back quarter-panel. Like the special 574s that I made, I will probably have a lot of trouble actually wearing these shoes. I might instead just keep them new in the box for safe keeping, even though I know I can just remake another pair at any time. As a 993 fan (and a New Balance guy), the process and the resulting creation brings more joy that a pair of shoes probably should. [New Balance Custom 993]