Usually a matter of both sleek running looks but also rather premium prices, the 997 is one of New Balance‘s timeless flagship models. With the 997H and the New Balance 997HAJ as the first colorway, the brand now launches a budget version that still keeps the unmistakable style.
The shoe is a modernized version of the classis silhouette which always stays true to the NB heritage approach. Other than the regular 997, the 997H uses a synthetic leather upper with suede, leather and mesh details. A modernized GCEVA unit provides a more subtle but at the same time more lightweight sole unit.
In terms of color, the shoe features a crisp white base, as bright accents of blue and pink provide a retro feel. Finally, the shape reminds of the wedge silhouette NB connoisseurs know and love from the original 997.
Release Details – New Balance 997HAJ (696871-60-33)
The New Balance 997HAJ releases on February 2, 2019 at retailers like 43einhalb. The shoe goes for 89,95 €, while the size run ranges from US 4.5 to 13.
In other New Balance news, also have a look at Afew’s 1-of-1 997 “Craftsmanship” custom.
Pics via 43einhalb