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New Balance continues to build upon its Made in USA line with the release of a new 998 model, decked out in a sophisticated, understated palette of Black and Grey.
The upper exudes an air of luxury, with black pigskin suede gracing the mudguard, midfoot, and heel areas. Contrasting this dark aesthetic, pebbled leather in a classy grey accentuates the vamp, tongue, and heel, creating a visually striking juxtaposition that plays to the theme of contemporary elegance. Adding to the overall allure of the sneaker, the silver 3M reflective "N" logo stands out, neatly outlined in white for added emphasis.
The clean white detailing continues with the laces and the 998 branding on the tongue, providing a striking counterpoint to the dark upper. Offering a departure from the dominant blacks and greys, the base of the upper features grey mesh, lending a touch of texture and added breathability.
Not to be outdone by the upper, the midsole and outsole bring their charm to the mix. A blend of cream and white ABZORB midsole offers superior cushioning and comfort, while a black outsole ensures durability and grip. Together, they round off the design, balancing the contrasting elements in the upper and maintaining the sneaker's cohesive aesthetic.
Take a closer look at this New Balance 998 MADE in USA colorway through the official images provided, and expect to see these land at select stockists and New Balance US soon; Pairs are already available in select Europen markets.