Oush. That is one fine-looking 997. We’d expect nothing less from a colab of this calibre; New Balance have teamed with Woolrich, the great-great-great-grandfather of American outdoor wear. Having put down roots in Pennsylvania in 1830, the company have had plenty of time to perfect their locally made classics, and it seems only logical they’d pair with fellow made-in-USA enthusiasts New Balance to create a shoe of exceptional quality.
Drawing from different shades of grey and navy, with red detailing on the heels, the palette is all class. Custom woven wool on the toe box and navy on the tongue lend a distinguished edge. Thick, two-tone ENCAP midsoles underscores the sophisticated colourway, with navy outsoles polishing things off perfectly.