February 9, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 2
The fallout of last year’s CNCPTS x New Balance 999 ‘Kennedy’ hit release has seen a warm reception for this classic along with wider availability of new colorways here in the US, exactly the kind of momentum we’re hoping to see from the model that’s just one number different. But the New Balance 998 has a significantly differnent silhouette than the NB999, so having both of them arrive in new editions offers a great opportunity to get schooled on these (almost) forgotten classics. The 999s come in a tonal grey getup with purple accents, while the 998s opt for an earthy brown mix of suede and mesh. Photos after the jump will make you more familiar with these relatively rare ‘Made in USA’ designs, then you can grab one or both of them from West.