New Balance and J.Crew have teamed up for another rework on the classic 998 sneaker. This time, they've turned away from such luxuries as money and 'Royalty', instead looking towards nature – and breakfast cereal ambassadors – for inspiration. The collaboration took a trip into the rainforest and brought us this 'Toucan’ 998. In a nod to the brightly coloured bird, these kicks feature a combination of vibrant green and orange accents which complement the navy suede body. Light grey mesh and dashes of white keep the palette from getting too wild. These avian hits are part of J.Crew’s collaborative ‘In Good Company’ project, and are 100 percent US made in Skowegan, Maine.
This release is strictly limited, available at select J.Crew stores and online. Get them quick, they’re sure to fly out of stock faster than you can say ‘Fruit Loops’.