Hey, everybody! It's Shoesday.

Posted by Marino (5266 posts) -

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.

#1 Edited by Milkman (17806 posts) -

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.

#2 Posted by JouselDelka (981 posts) -

You made those?


#3 Posted by Marino (5266 posts) -

@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!

#4 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (997 posts) -

@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.

#5 Posted by GaspoweR (4090 posts) -

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.

#6 Posted by Flappy (2403 posts) -

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

#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36567 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by Marino (5266 posts) -
#10 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (997 posts) -
#11 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

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.

#13 Posted by BBAlpert (1796 posts) -

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.

#14 Posted by GaspoweR (4090 posts) -

@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?

#15 Posted by BBAlpert (1796 posts) -

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"

#16 Edited by Marino (5266 posts) -

@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.

#17 Posted by IcedKayTea (6 posts) -

I tried to follow the link to Baller Time and it just redirects to a fresh custom page :(

Could somebody show me a good picture of the shoes or tell me exactly what colors go where?

I'm trying to buy a pair for my boyfriend for his birthday and I want them just right if they're costing $160 dollars.

#18 Posted by SpaceRunaway (888 posts) -

Thanks for bumping this, it reminded me that I still have to order a pair. I had the Baller Time color scheme saved at one point with the intent to pick them up when I had the spare cash, but ended up forgetting. Anyone have the schematics?

#19 Posted by IcedKayTea (6 posts) -


I found this, but I can't see the rest of the shoe :/

#20 Posted by Marcsman (3367 posts) -

Those are some ugly sneakers

#21 Posted by Ben_H (3574 posts) -
#22 Posted by IcedKayTea (6 posts) -

I made this album of what I've come up with, for those of you still interested. I think it's pretty close.


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