The New Balance 997 is a shoe with a long and rich history. Made with pride in both the US and the UK since its inception, the 997 was first a performance favorite — former President Bill Clinton even had a special “Mr. President” pair — and then became a lifestyle legend, beloved for its sleek-but-stately silhouette and masterful materials. Two decades-plus after its original release it’s still made in the US and UK with fine materials, and now it’s surfaced in a colorway that seems to pay homage to both its original colorway and the New Balance 574. Taking a recognizable OG navy/grey color combo and putting a slightly altered spin on it, this new 997 features deep navy blue suede panels and a navy mesh toebox. Accents are then provided by pebbled grey leather on the tongue, heel collar, and bottom throat. A shimmering silver New Balance logo adorns the quarter panel while text branding appears on the tongue/heel, and the look is then completed by a two-tone grey and white ENCAP midsole. Like the dual throwback look? These ultra-premium 997s are available now at New Balance stockists like Premier for $210 USD.
New Balance 997
Style Code: M997NV