New Balance links with Japanese retailer BEAUTY & YOUTH once again, for a shoe that blends the upper of the 997 with the sole unit of the 998, creating a new hybrid sneaker dubbed the 997.5. The shoe is executed in tonal navy and beige colorways, and is sure to offer the sort of highly cushioned ride that New Balance’s runners are so renowned for.

The sneakers hit Japanese retailers April 8 – keep your eyes peeled for information on a worldwide release.

For more sneaker news, check out Nike’s reissued Air Zoom Talaria.

Words by Alec Leach
Freelance Writer/Editor/Consultant

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin

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