New Balance 996 “Stars and Stripes”
It’s challenging to come up with the single sneaker company that represents the United States, given that all the majors have headquarters here and America birthed the sneakerhead subculture. But thanks to manufacturing more shoes here in the USA than any other brand, New Balance commands a particularly strong association to patriotic themes. This ladies’ New Balance 996 doesn’t feature the same ‘Made in USA’ tag that just about all non-collabs have recently, but wherever this pair was made, it exudes patriotism with stars and stripes all over, plus a flag-ish pennant like the ones we’ve seen from HECTIC. Stick with Sneaker News for US release info and let us know how these compare to something a little subtler like the most recent 998s.