New Balance was founded in Boston, Massachusetts back in 1906 as the New Balance Arch Company. A leading manufacturer of arch supports, they decided in 1938 to create their first pair of running shoes from the inside out. That commitment to comfort and craftsmanship was the secret to the brand's success—both then and now. Today, they're the only major shoe company making athletic footwear in the United States. And about 25% of the shoes New Balance sells in America each year (nearly 7 million pairs) are crafted in factories along the East Coast, where shoemaking has been a skill passed down from generation to generation. So whether you're looking for the latest technology in running shoes or one of their classics with old school appeal, they've got you covered with hardwearing, comfortable footwear sewn with pride and integrity.
Made at the Norridgewock, Maine factory, the Custom 574 allows you to modify 15 separate areas of the shoe with different materials and color combinations. The finished sneaker is sent to you in about a week.
Purchased from two vendors, Rhode Island Textile and Sole Choice in Portsmouth, OH.
Produced by Tasman leather in Harland, Maine.
Made by Stephen Gould Corporation
of Tweksbury, MA.
Threads in various colors are purchased from Coats North America in Charlotte, NC.
Note: One out of every four pairs of shoes New Balance sells in the USA is made or assembled here.
Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes "Made in the USA."