If you’re sitting there staring at a screen while daydreaming about sunshine and sand, then we have good news – J.Crew offer some mild relief in the form of their latest colab with New Balance. The retailer is no stranger to the inimitable 998 model, but this time around they’ve adopted a lighter approach, taking design cues from a summertime stalwart – the beach ball. By adding hits of yellow, red and blue to a sandy suede upper they’ve nailed a carefree seaside vibe. Whether it’s the beach or the backyard, the ABZORB foam midsole ensures each and every step is cushioned to perfection so your feet feel like they’re on holiday, even if the rest of you isn’t.
The J.Crew x New Balance 998 ‘Beach Ball’ is available now from J.Crew stores, as well as online.