Brand: New Balance
Model: 997 and 998
Key Features: The 997s feature pig suede and leather uppers, ENCAP cushioning, and rubber outsoles, while the 998 boasts a suede and mesh upper, ABZORB cushioning, and a rubber outsole.
Release Date: Available now
Price: $210 (997s) and $200 (998)
Buy: New Balance retailers like Feature
Editor’s Notes: With the warm weather season up on us, New Balance draws inspiration from summer for this new release of the 997 and 998. Featuring three colorways, the pack is dubbed “Coastal,” with the schemes referencing beachside sunsets during the summer months.
Soft suede and breathable mesh come together on the uppers of the classic silhouettes, which also feature cushioned midsoles and rubber outsoles for enhanced comfort and durability. Additional details include color-blocking on the toe caps or a marbled effect on the midsole.
You can purchase New Balance’s summer-perfect “Coastal” pack — including two colorways of the 997 and one of the 998 — through New Balance providers such as Feature.
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