While their contemporaries may push the boundaries when selecting retina-scorching hues, New Balance have always been more at home with subdued colourways. And it makes sense, the brand’s heritage silhouettes look best when made up in reserved tones – think grey, charcoal or tan. This ‘Made in USA’ 997 is a perfect illustration of textbook NB, a light grey complexion paired with a quality time-tested build. The sneaker boasts a breezy mesh toe bolstered by premium suede panels and smooth pebbled leather overlays in a near-monotone combo. Adding a measured hit of contrast, the iconic ‘N’ and embroidered branding are steeped in a deep navy blue.
The New Balance 997 in 'Pebbled Grey' is available now from select stockists, including Premier.