Let’s talk about toe boxes, particularly on this New Balance 997. The flagship USA-made retro runner was originally specced with dense, net woven mesh. Here, open cell mesh is used across the toe box for maximum breathability and flexibility.
It’s a sporty and lightweight option for a sneaker that sees more casual use than performance intent these days, and it pairs well with NB’s typical high quality suede builds. 997 heel counter embroidery and the colour scheme of grey, blue and orange add a little extra fun.
They’re available now, directly from New Balance and other retailers like 43einhalb.