Hey, everybody! It's Shoesday.

Okay, look…I'm sorry. That was a terrible pun. But, here's the deal. A couple weeks ago, @wafflestomp shared the idea of creating some New Balance 574's in memory of Ryan. I thought that was a great idea, and I could use some new shoes for PAX Prime 2013 anyway, so I got to work trying to design some on their website. Later, I saw that Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity) had made some all-white 574's in memory of Ryan and was also encouraging people to buy the same color scheme of the original "Baller Time" 574's. I didn't want to copy that exactly. I wanted to make something that Giant Bomb fans would easily recognize, but maybe not so obvious to "outsiders." And this is what I came up with.

China could not be reached for comment.

I never thought I'd own a pair of pink shoes, but here we are. I toyed around with the idea of doing the inverse of these (mostly pink), but decided I wasn't cool enough to pull it off even as a joke.

So, as Max said, it'd be pretty awesome if we had a bunch of people at PAX were rocking Ryan's favorite shoes. If you're interested, you can get some 574's for as low as $50 depending on the color. But, if you want to create your own, it'll run you about $140 or so. Here's some links to saved custom designs.

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Edited by Milkman

Mine came yesterday too. I haven't wore New Balance since I was like eight but I'm doing it for you, Ryan.

Side note: These things are comfy as fuck! I can see why he liked them so much.

Posted by JouselDelka

You made those?

wat

Posted by Marino

@jouseldelka: You can design them from scratch on their website by picking what color every piece is and if you want something written on the back. Here.

@milkman: Awesome!

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Posted by SkullcrusherMountain

@marino: Dig those a lot. I bought these guys 2 weeks ago, and this pair should show up in a couple hours. Planning on getting a custom pair some time later this year, I really like that purple color they have but can't find them in standard pairs how I like them.

Posted by GaspoweR

OH MAN...been fiending for some new NEW BALANCE sneakers since my current ones are starting to wear out but they're still comfy though.

Posted by Flappy

As a dude that loves himself some purple, I see nothing wrong with a lil' pink. Keep on fightin' the good fight, homie.

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Oh man. I really like those Saints ones, @marino. Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh. That's so dumb and tempting.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Shouldn't the U on the middle "uh" be on one shoe and the H on the other? EQUALITY, MAN.

Posted by Marino
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Posted by Ravenlight

This thread is so dumb in a way that I'm really digging. If I had the money, I'd seriously consider a pair:

So dumb, so cool.

Posted by BBAlpert

I think I saw on Twitter that John Drake got a pair of these. I wonder if New Balance is noticing this sudden rush on "Baller Time" 574s.

Posted by GaspoweR

@bbalpert said:

I think I saw on Twitter that John Drake got a pair of these. I wonder if New Balance is noticing this sudden rush on "Baller Time" 574s.

For some reason, I think they should do a donation drive with CBSi to have a Ryan Davis custom line of 574's......RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT?

Posted by BBAlpert

I do need a new pair of shoes, and a sick pair of green 574s would be nice, but I'm not sure I'm quite man enough to wear shoes that say "Baller Time"

Edited by Marino

@bbalpert: I think @epicsteve had some green ones at PAX East this year. I'm pretty sure any color will work.

@gaspower: It'd be cool if there was an "official" model, but considering you can make your own already, that's probably a lot easier.

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