Concepts X New Balance 998 (Grand Tourer)
Just when we thought Concepts were tapped out for 2015, they go ahead and drop an absolute banger to close out the year. It's been a minute since the Massachusetts natives last tackled the 998, but they've returned in prime form. Inspired by classic cars from days gone by and the culture embedded in prestigious auto racing, this 'Made in USA' release oozes with decadence and sophistication. Rich pigskin suede worthy of the finest luxury import coats the upper in muted tones with a splash of fierce Ferrari red for good measure, while a mock carbon fibre shank hugs the rear for that little bit of somethin' somethin'. Custom Concepts-branded insoles and packaging finish off this supercharged beauty. The Grand Tourer will be available on December 26th, exclusively at Concepts' Cambridge and NYC retail locations, as well as online at cncpts.com.