Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Balance MULTI-SPORT 851: CLOSED!

CLOSED!



Hello again! It's me, Mike (aka Review Daddy) -- and I'm back with a review of the New Balance Multi-Sport 851.

The New Balance 851 is a lightweight and breathable multi-sport shoe that is positioned to be the “little brother” to the 1520 – slightly less aggressive, but with much of the same technological and visual DNA that make both shoes so versatile. Designed for a variety of terrain and built to handle whatever is thrown its way, the New Balance 851 is the one shoe you’ll need for all of your adventure travel and weekend activities. Composed of high quality leathers, the 851 offers a waterproof suede and a water resistant mesh package. The shoe also features a great technology story complete with ABZORB® cushioning, a Stability Web for lightweight midfoot support, and a high traction outsole offering you the protection and support you need when the action heats up.

I was really excited when my new MO 851 shoes were delivered. I'm a Land Surveyor and I'm on my feet and moving ALL day long. When the Survey doesn't require boots, I prefer lightweight, breathable footwear.

The first day that I wore these shoes, I admit, I wasn't very happy. They seemed a bit tight and the box seemed a bit short. However, I know all shoes have to be "broken in" and I wore them a couple of days later on a survey.



And you know what? They were great. They conformed nicely to the contour of my feet and "gave" a bit in all the right places. Even the box fit better after a few hours of wear.



I'm very happy and very satisfied with these shoes and their performance in the field. New Balance got it right. The shoes are lightweight, but sturdy (i.e they can take a beating!), breathable (very important), and, to my great relief, they are absolutely water-proof.



I was up to my eyeballs in the water and muck and my feet stayed dry. That, my friends, means everything to someone who's out in the woods, swamps, etc. Dry feet are a life-saver. Trust me. I know this.

Will I recommend them? You bet I will! Would I buy them? Absolutely! These are shoes that you can live and work in.



From the Website:

The rugged 851 is a supportive shoe designed to meet the performance needs of the outdoor sports enthusiast; it helps regulate the temperature of your feet and keeps them dry in bad weather and wet trail conditions.
*Stability Web delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe

*Ndurance rubber compound for maximum outsole durability

*C-CAP® midsole provides cushioning and support

*ABZORB® cushioning in both heel and forefoot for exceptional shock absorption

*Water-Resistant Suede/Mesh Upper helps keep feet dry in inclement weather


The Multi-Sport 851 is also available in Women's Sizes.



The great folks at New Balance have graciously and generously offered one of our followers the chance to win a new pair of the Multi-Sport 851 shoes of their very own! Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter to win.

Open to USA Only, please.

***NOTICE: You MUST leave your email address in the body of your comment or make your email address visible in your profile. If I cannot contact you -- you can't win!***

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit New Balance and tell me another pair of shoes that you like, please leave a link to that item.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

1. Follow New Balance on Facebook and post on their Wall -- tell them Mike (Review Daddy) from Gathering My Roses sent you!

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4. Follow Gathering My Roses via Facebook Networked Blogs (Located on sidebar)

5. Become a fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook (link on Sidebar!)

6. Tweet about this contest (no more than twice daily, please!)
Win a pair of New Balance Multi-Sport 851 Shoes from Gathering My Roses! Ends 7/5/10 http://bit.ly/aVIffu

7. Grab our button and post it on your sidebar or favorite's page!

8. Enter another contest on our blog and then come back and tell us which one.

This contest will be open from Wednesday, June 23rd until Monday, July 5th.
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 6th.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary pair of Men's Multi-Sport 851 shoes for the purpose of review. I was under no obligation to review this item. I did not receive any monetary compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own personal use of and experience with the item.

Mike (Review Daddy)

550 comments:

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Beth said...

I would also love these walking shoes.

http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

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Beth said...

Following New Balance on Facebook and left a comment.

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Beth said...

Following on Networked Blogs

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Beth said...

Blog follower

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Beth said...

Tweeted

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Beth said...

Following Gathering Roses on facebook

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Michelle said...

http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

I really like these ones. goldengirl1971@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Now following New Balance on Twitter.

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Michelle said...

Now following New Balance on Facebook.

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Michelle said...

Following Gathering my roses on Facebook.

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Hope said...

Blog follower!
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Hope said...

I'd love to get the New Balance 474 Womens Lifestyle shoes!
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Tricia said...

I follow them on twitter @TriciaRunning

Tricia said...

I'm a blog follower

heartnsoulcooking said...

My hubby LOVE!!! New Balance and the;
http://www.newbalance.com/performance/products/KB900BKG/
are ones that he will LOVE!!! to try.

heartnsoulcooking said...

I LIKE!!! New Balance on FB and told them that Mike sent me.

heartnsoulcooking said...

I follow newbalance on twitter

heartnsoulcooking said...

I follow via GFC.

heartnsoulcooking said...

I LIKE!!! Gathering My Roses on FB

heartnsoulcooking said...

I follow via Networked Blogs.

saphyress said...

Love the idea of toning sneakers like these
http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

saphyress said...

following you on google - saphyress

saphyress said...

following new balance on twitter - saphyress

saphyress said...

http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/16894617413

Amber said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I love the WW576 walking shoe!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I entered your Cosmetique giveaway
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I entered your Freshwater pearl earrings giveaway
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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cstironkat said...

I also like the 876 outdoor shoe.

cstironkat said...

tweet #2 http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/16897678672

cstironkat said...

daily tweet #1 http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/16897645692

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceWW1442PK.htm

Courtney said...

i love these!

http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

Courtney said...

following new balance on twitter meandbells

Courtney said...

blog follower

Courtney said...

networked blogs fb fan courtney bella

Courtney said...

fb fan courtney bella

Courtney said...

i entered your cosmetique giveaway!

Courtney said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/16901127657

Courtney said...

fb fan courtney bella

Smarti said...

i follow new balance on twitter as rsmc1
rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

Smarti said...

i follow on networked blogs as ria suzette martin clrke
rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

Heidi V said...

I love the pink NB - WR993.

Thanks
heidivargas [at] live dot com

Peter Schott said...

I kind of like the way these look:

http://www.newbalance.com/products/MR993/

However, your review of this shoe definitely moved it up on my list. I bought a pair of NB shoes recently and found that they weren't as water-resistant/proof as I'd hope. Not bad when running, but not good when raining or when it's cold/windy. :)

paschott [at] gmail [dot] com

Heidi V said...

Following and Tweeted - http://twitter.com/HeidiVargas/status/16903178885

Thanks
heidivargas [at] live dot com

tinagirl said...

I would love the WW1442 walking shoes.
http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

treneebarker at hotmail dot com

tinagirl said...

following New Balance on twitter - @warp65

tinagirl said...

Following New Balance on Facebook and posted on their Wall- Tina Renee Barker

tinagirl said...

Following Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY via Google Friend Connect - Tina Renee Barker

tinagirl said...

following via Networked Blogs - Tina Renee Barker

tinagirl said...

Gathering My Roses FB Fan - Tina Renee Barker

tinagirl said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/warp65/status/16917581822

Rozie_Babyy said...

Im very fond of these!
http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceWT876OR.htm

furresh_roz26@hotmail.com

abfantom said...

I follow via GFC: abfantom

abfantom at yahoo dot com

abfantom said...

The New Balance 876's look very nice.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

sweepmom said...

I like the http://www.newbalance.com/products/WR758/.

Celeste said...

I like these:
http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceWT100GR.htm

celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

Blog follower

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Celeste said...

entered Gel Pro

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peg42 said...

I also like the MR1064 shoes as shown here:
http://www.newbalance.com/performance/running/products/MR1064/
Thanks so much for this great giveaway.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

I Follow New Balance on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith) and posted on their Wall -- telling them Mike (Review Daddy) from Gathering My Roses sent me.
Thanks again
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

I'm a google follower (rickpeggysmith)
Thanks
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

I Follow @New Balance on Twitter (peg42)
Thanks
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

Following on FB (Margaret E. Smith)
Thanks
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

Following on Network Blogs
Thanks
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The Taylor Bunch said...

http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceWRW760KM.htm
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

hale2005 said...

These look nice.
http://www.newbalance.com/performance/walking/products/M801/

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

The Taylor Bunch said...

gfc follower
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Bunch said...

nb on twitter
jonitaylor2010
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Bunch said...

like nb on facebook
joni taylor
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I like http://www.newbalance.com/performance/outdoor/products/WT813/

smdrm said...

I like the WW1442 walking shoe.

WW1442http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

Selene M.

kg4rmt at arrl dot net

Denise S. said...

I like these for my daughter:
http://www.newbalance.com/products/KJ760GPG/

Denise S. said...

I follow New Balance on Twitter
lazybones344

Denise S. said...

GFC follower
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

STYLEEZTA said...

I like the http://www.newbalance.com/products/WT876/!!

STYLEEZTA said...

liked new balance on facebook

Mama Zen said...

I like the 760 for kids.

http://www.newbalance.com/products/KJ760GPG/

STYLEEZTA said...

i am a google friend

STYLEEZTA said...

following new balance on twitter
@styleezta

STYLEEZTA said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/styleezta/status/16944288482

STYLEEZTA said...

facebook fan

Bacallsmom said...

I love the New Balance Aravon Katy sandals, http://www.nbwebexpress.com/detail.asp?type=WMFTCA&style=WSK03BK

bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

Bacallsmom said...

Following NB on Twitter (kailua67)

Bacallsmom said...

Following your blog publicly with GFC (Bacallsmom)

Bacallsmom said...

Following you on Networked Blogs (Susie Randle)

Bacallsmom said...

Following your blog on FB (Susie Randle)

Bacallsmom said...

Your button is on my sidebar at http://bnbproductions.terapad.com/

Melissa said...

I really would love these shoes for my daughter!

http://www.newbalance.com/products/KV503WPI/

mogrill said...

I love the toning shoes.Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

mobrien said...

I'm wearing a pair of these walking shoes - MW576 - and they've helped my feet feel much better. http://www.newbalance.com/products/MW576/ Would like to try the giveaway shoes too.

tamathamc said...

my sweetie would like the New Balance 937 in white http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceML937WS.htm?s1=nbas

linav8 said...

http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceWR993NV.htm

New Balance 993, I love the color

reg369 said...

I would wear the WX622. They look nice and comfortable.

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/16963424055

cstironkat said...

tweet #1 http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/16963407624

Kowanda said...

I would love these running shoes:
http://www.newbalance.com/products/WR1225/
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

Kowanda said...

I like New Balance on FB. Didn't see a place for fans to leave comments.
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

Kowanda said...

following New Balance on twitter.
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

Kowanda said...

like you on facebook.
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

Kowanda said...

following on networked blogs
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Kowanda said...

following Gathering my roses publicly via FGC
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Kristen said...

I entered the Select Comfort giveaway

couponboss at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

I like the women's New Balance 576 walking shoe.

couponboss at gmail dot com

Kowanda said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/Kowanda/status/16965498340
kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

Laugh Out Loud at Craig's List said...

I absolutely love these...
http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceU420OR.htm

elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

Chris said...

I like the Women's WR905 RUnning Shoes

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

llinda29 said...

I like http://www.newbalance.com/performance/running/products/MR760/

Jessica said...

I think these look really trendy:
http://www.newbalance.com/products/W460WP/
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I follow New Balance on twitter (@jjak2003)
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I follow through Networked Blogs (Jessica Wagner)
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I follow publicly through google friend connect
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I entered the Costmetique Rejuvenesse giveaway
jjak2003 at gmail dto com

Jessica said...

I'm a facebook fan of Gathering My Roses (Jessica Wagner)
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nick said...

DUSTIN'S NEW BALANCE MB1101

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lilDdownunder said...

I'd also love a pair of these walking shoes: http://www.newbalance.com/performance/walking/products/WX1210/ to wear on my daily beach walks with my Dad.

dlogston(AT)gmail(DOT)com

hbbs55 said...

I would love to have the WW4412 walking show

hbbs55 said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/hbbs55/status/16969758770

mickeyfan said...

http://www.nbwebexpress.com/detail.asp?style=8003BR
Who knew they made such dressy shoes?

Mel G said...

My boys have wide feet so NB are great! I like the kids 553 too! melissaroehl at gmail dot com

Mel G said...

I follow you via GFC melissaroehl at gmail dot com

Mel G said...

I follow New Balance on twitter @denvermomma

Mel G said...

Tweet thank you RE http://bit.ly/cOaH7N

makeetis said...

I think my hubby would also like this shoe.
http://www.newbalance.com/products/MT621/
brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

h. mcnaron said...

I follow you on google friend connect! hmcnaron

h. mcnaron said...

The 755 walking look super comfy.
http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceWW755BN.htm

hmcnaron at gmail (dotcom)

mmentor said...

nb the only brand of shoe

sksweeps said...

I'd like to try the WW1442 - Rock&Tone

http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

Tracey said...

I like the New Balance 060.
http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceWE060TX.htm
traymona[at]aol.com

selinda_mccumbers said...

I like this running shoe:

http://www.newbalance.com/performance/running/products/MR1064/

suburban prep said...

I like the New Balance 559

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Mel G said...

tweet thank you RE http://bit.ly/a8vu2U

clc408 said...

I like these walking shoes:

http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

clc408 said...

Following on gfc

julis55 said...

http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

I really like these

clc408 said...

Following on Networked Blogs (Cynthia Conley)

clc408 said...

Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

Bree said...

i really like new balance! the 993 would be nice to own

clynsg said...

I like this walking shoe--http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

clynsg said...

Follow via GFC

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

clynsg said...

Entered the GelPro giveaway.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

clynsg said...

Entered the Select Comfort giveaway.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

clynsg said...

Entered the Pearl Paradise giveaway.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Claire said...

I like the Rock and Tone shoes!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Claire said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/kaleidoscopeq/status/17023943919

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Claire said...

I follow NewBalance on Twitter - @kaleidoscopeq

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

asj said...

I like the MR662s!

Ashley said...

I would love to try the MR749!

Thanks!

ashley.m.wise(at)gmail.com

Kylee said...

I would probably get the walking shoes. Thanks.
mommieguide@gmail.com

B. Wilson said...

I'd also love the WR662 running shoes.

http://www.newbalance.com/products/WR662/

--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Follow you publicly.

--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

I follow NB on twitter.

--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Entered Pillow select giveaway.

--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

Candace said...

these ones are awesome:
http://www.newbalance.com/products/W556GPS/

sparklepowercandace@gmail.com

S. said...

My husband thinks these are cool! http://www.newbalance.com/performance/products/CM1700MB/

sarah said...

i like this kids shoe
http://www.newbalance.com/products/KJ760GPG/

sarah said...

gfc follower (stigay)

sarah said...

facebook fan of new balance (sarah hirsch)

Elaine said...

I'd like to try the New Balance 9500 Cushioning.

elainehearn@live.com

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Liza said...

I'd want to try the WT572 trail runners:

http://www.newbalance.com/products/WT572/

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Amy said...

http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceKV686PKG.htm

5mccombies at gmail dot com

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/17040722037

cstironkat said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/17040701721

Brooke said...

I dig the sneaks you're giving away. But my faves from NB are the throwbacks: http://www.newbalance.com/products/M373GS/
Both my husband and I have the gray pair. :)
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Kristen W said...

I would live to be entered in the contest! I really like these shoes at New Balance! http://www.newbalance.com/performance/products/CW442PCP/
Thanks for the opportunity!
Whitesik@umail.iu.edu

Kristen W said...

A fan of Gathering My Roses on facebook!

Whitesik@umail.iu.edu

casey aubut said...

I like these!
http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/
cassandra@aubut.net

casey aubut said...

new follower
cassandra@aubut.net

casey aubut said...

Follow New Balance on Twitter-@tally2525
cassandra@aubut.net

casey aubut said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/tally2525/status/17072778253
cassandra@aubut.net

jgos said...

Another pair of New Balance shoes that I like is http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW660/

jgs0925(at)gmail(dot)com

Mel G said...

tweet thank you RE http://bit.ly/dvBDX7

Nelsby said...

I would love to get the WT876:
http://www.newbalance.com/products/WT876/
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am a Facebook fan of New Balance (Aimee Waerhouse) and left a wall comment that you sent me.
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am a Facebook fan of yours (Aimee Waerhouse).
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am publicly following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am following New Balance on Twitter (@Nelsby).
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Christina said...

I'd love the DS100. Thanks!

Nelsby said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/17099364718
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I follow you on Facebook via Networked Blogs (Aimee Waerhouse).
Thanks!
Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Christina Hidek said...

I like this shoe for my youngest- http://www.newbalance.com/products/KD553BLP/

Christina Hidek said...

I'm following New Balance on Twitter (chidek)

Christina Hidek said...

http://twitter.com/chidek/status/17104660757

Christina Hidek said...

I'm following via GFC

Courtney said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/17108451421

cstironkat said...

daily tweet #2 http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/17114023141

cstironkat said...

daily tweet #1 http://twitter.com/cstironkat/status/17114012523

Cathy W said...

I like the New Balance 845
http://www.nbwebexpress.com/detail.asp?style=WW845WB
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

Follow New Balance on Facebook and posted on their Wall -- Mike (Review Daddy) from Gathering My Roses sent me!
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

Follow on GFC
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

Follow Gathering My Roses via Facebook
cjwallace43 at gmail dot comFollow

Cathy W said...

fan of Gathering My Roses on Facebook
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Annette D said...

I would love to have the Rock and Tone http://www.newbalance.com/products/WW1442/
jedoggett@embarqmail.om

Annette D said...

I am following newbalance on twitter
@annedoggett
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Annette D said...

I am following via Google Friend Connect
jedoggett@embarmail.com

Annette D said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/17124009282
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

hbbs55 said...

dt
http://twitter.com/hbbs55/status/17125370509

Katie said...

I like the kid's 993 in pink!
http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceKV993PKP.htm

katiekarr at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I'm loving this casual shoe - http://www.nbwebexpress.com/newbalanceWE060TX.htm

kkondek at gmail.com

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