With heavy focus in recent years on its 997 sibling, sometimes it’s easy to forget about the New Balance 998. Thankfully, the silhouette stays in NB’s US-made offerings, such as this new all-purple option.
Classically made from quality suede and mesh, the tonal affair is broken up in the middle by a stark black. The purple ‘N’ block logo shines through here – perhaps literally, as it looks like it could be made from reflective material.
Bold white embroidery on the big tongue reminds the wearer exactly what the 998 is and where it’s made. The large ABZORB branding on the midsole makes itself be known too. Out from 43einhalb.