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Terms and Conditions

During the application process, all applicants will be required to read the following Agreement. Failure to approve and abide by the terms of this Agreement will result in a denied application and/or removal from the testing program.


At New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., its family of brands, and its affiliates Warrior Sport, Brine, Aravon,Dunham & NB Web Express  -  collectively referred to as “New Balance” in this agreement, wear testing is a very important part of our product development process. The information and feedback received through the Wear Test Program aids New Balance in continuing to produce athletic footwear, apparel and accessories of the highest quality.

The New Balance Wear Test program consists of individuals and athletes who are dedicated to their sports or fitness activity and who understand the importance of quality athletic footwear, apparel and accessories.  Being selected as a participant in the program provides a unique opportunity to evaluate some of the leading technologies and materials in the athletic footwear, apparel and accessory industry today. Participants in the program will test existing and prototype products along with the shoes, apparel and accessories of other competing brands.

All members of the New Balance Wear Test program must agree to the following conditions.

  • In connection with any evaluation of New Balance shoes, apparel and/or accessories, you may receive proprietary, non-public and/or confidential information from or relating to New Balance and/or the Wear Test Program (collectively, “Confidential Information”).  You will not disclose any Confidential Information to any third party, will use Confidential Information solely for the purpose of internally evaluating or assisting in the evaluation of New Balance shoes, apparel and/or accessories and you will use reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized use and/or disclosure of Confidential Information.
  • From time to time you may, but are not obligated to, provide suggestions, comments or other feedback (“Feedback”) with respect to New Balance shoes,apparel and/or accessories or the Wear Test Program.  You agree that New Balance shall exclusively own any and all Feedback.  You hereby assign and will assign to New Balance all right, title and interest in and to any and all Feedback.
  • The shoes, apparel and/or accessories tested by you and all Confidential Information remain the sole property of New Balance and must be returned upon request.
  • While testing shoes, apparel and/or accessories, you may be involved, by your own choice, in the use of previously untested technology. Any sport or rigorous athletic activity in which you voluntarily engage while wearing the New Balance wear test products carries an inherent risk of potential accident or injury. You acknowledge and accept as your responsibility the risk of such activity in relation to wear testing products for New Balance. You agree to release and hold harmless New Balance and any and all of its employees, officers, directors, or agents from any liability of any kind whatsoever related to or arising out of any injury or damage that may occur to you or any third person in connection with your being a member of the New Balance Wear Test Program.
  • You have the right to discontinue your participation in the New Balance Wear Test Program at any time. Upon discontinued participation, you must promptly return to New Balance any shoes, apparel and/or accessories that you are currently testing.
  • You may discontinue wearing a specific pair of wear test shoes, apparel and/or accessories at any time regardless of whether or not you have completed the requested amount of wear. Upon discontinued wear, you must promptly return the shoes, apparel and/or accessories to New Balance.
  • You acknowledge that no employee/employer relationship is established by this agreement.
  • New Balance has the right to terminate your participation in the Wear Test Program at any time.
At the end of the Agreement, applicants will have to accept the terms of the agreement in order for their applications to be accepted.  For applicants under the age of 18, a Parent/Legal Guardian must accept the terms of the agreement on behalf of the applicant.