New Balance has been rather prolific with its disconnected Author’s Collection throughout the latter half of 2014. The premium detailing on numerous silhouettes has been a pleasant surprise and now the New Balance 997 joins the ranks. The 997 is a strange shoe to see without its signature reflective accents, but it manages to work through the absence thanks to a luxurious black leather and brown suede. This New Balance will release will run you $260 so is it worth it? Continue onward for a better look at the latest member of the New Balance “Author’s Collection” and grab your size from select spots like Premier today.