March 1, 2013 BY Aaron Hope
The New Balance 998 has enjoyed a nice boost from J.Crew and Sneaker Freaker collaborations previewed and released in the near past. That sharp eye for color is evident in the in-house designs as well, including this strong upcoming effort that mixes six different shades of grey (seven if you include the tongue backing) with black and white to make select orange elements really pop. This is a perfect example of a low-key, highly wearable shoe whose restrained exuberance gives the casual wearer the best of both worlds. Have a look below so you can see how they rank and stick with Sneaker News because they’re expected at retail in the next few months.
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