Connoisseurs of the retro-style “dad” shoe look have it good. There’s a dense carousel of brands to choose from, especially in today’s era where every relevant brand of the 1980s and 1990s are re-inserting their classics onto store shelves. Despite the variety, there’s no denying what brand is at (or near) the top of the crop and that’s none other than New Balance, the unheralded chief of suede and mesh runners marked with the signature slanted-N logo. Alongside its impressive modernized Sport iterations of the 997 and 574, New Balance is unleashing some familiar issues from 2013 such as this grey, navy, and red 998 – complete with Made In USA craftsmanship. Whether the brand is looking to rekindle the flame from their peak year or simply giving one of their more cherished classics some love, the return of this 998 is certainly a welcome sight. These are available now at select New Balance retailers for a retail price of $240 USD.
New Balance M998NGR