June 12th, 2014 by John Kim / 13
What’s more patriotic than sporting something American made? New Balance teams up with J.Crew for a new take on the 998 – a Made in USA model in a red, white, and blue colorway. Inspired by American craftsmanship, an ideology mastered by both parties involved, the J.Crew x New Balance 998 “Independence Day” features a masterful use of supple materials with perfect color-blocking to represent the historic holiday. A select number of the shoes will release on June 14th at three locations – the Liquor Store in NYC, The Grove in LA, and at On Lan in Hong Kong, with the first twenty customers at each location receiving a limited Ebbets Field Flannel Hat. A wider release will go down on June 18th in NYC, Boston, LA, Costa Mesa, SF, Honolulu, London, Hong Kong, and at jcrewmens.com. Get the first look at these upcoming New Balance releases below and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates on New Balance shoes.
Nice colorway but the mid-sole texture is too busy, this is a pair I would have to see in person. Love that hat though.
@AlexanderMassicott sidelines dont have ankle drawstrings. Still looking for those camos!