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Brands: New Balance, J. Crew

Model: 998

Key Features: Suede construction with mesh underlays, Synthetic accents on the TPU, full-length Abzorb sole unit

Release Date: Friday, January 26

Price: $180 USD

Buy: J. Crew and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: New Balance and J. Crew continue their partnership this year as the two brands reinterpret the 998 silhouette once again.

Rendered in two colorways, the exclusive variations are inspired by National Parks, Crater Lake in Oregon and Death Valley located along Nevada and California. One pair is draped in blue to correlate with the lake, while the other is treated in brown tones to emulate the desert aesthetic.

In addition, $10 USD of the retail price of the sneakers will be donated to the National Park Foundation.

Recently, Concepts and New Balance reveal a made in U.K. 991.5 “Lake Havasu.”

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

scribbling by day, architect by night

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