Helmed by Aime Leon Dore founder Teddy Santis, New Balance’s Made in USA collection continually impresses with its high-quality materials and timeless aesthetics. This year we saw Santis and NB revive the New Balance 998 as part of the “Grey Day” collection in May, and more colorways on the 30-year-old sneaker are on the horizon. Now, New Balance is dressing the silhouette in a “Grey Cream” colorway.
Rumored to be part of another “Grey Day” collection including similar colorways on the 990v6, 990v4, and 996, this New Balance 998 Made in USA features a premium construction. It features an upper dominated by pigskin suede in a versatile grey covering the mudguard and midfoot. The heel overlay exhibits a nappy suede while a darker contrast is introduced with black nubuck on the vamp and heel tab. The "N" logo at midfoot mirrors the grey upper and is enhanced with black trim. Cream accents appear on the toe box, collar, and TPU overlay, contributing to the sneaker's overall neutral palette. A Made in USA tag on the tongue and vintage NB branding on the insole completes the upper. Underfoot sits an ABZORB-cushioned midsole in cream and white, while the outsole showcases a blend of black and cream.
The New Balance 998 Made in USA Grey Cream will release in August through New Balance and select retailers online and in-store. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $210. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
New Balance 998 Made in USA Grey Cream
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