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This year has started  strongly for all brands, and the Spring/Summer collection for Made in USA New Balance features some of our favourite classic running models in some stunning colourways. We picked up these NEW BALANCE M998CH and they truly are a great representation of what those NB factories are capable of across the pond.

Since we first saw the sample images a few months back, there’s been a great deal of anticipation for two pairs of New Balance 998s in particular: the pair featured here – 998CH – and a second pair, 998LL. The interest that developed for these two pairs is mainly down to the simple but effective colourways, and also the fact that the Made in USA product rarely lets anyone down when it comes to build quality, materials, colourways, comfort and shape. However, they do hold a pricey RRP for those who are buying outside the US.

The 998 is a classic archive New Balance running shoe and this particular pair, as already mentioned, was made in the USA for Spring/Summer 2014. The makeup features a premium tonal upper of lush pigskin suede and mesh underlays, finished off with a two piece premium leather ‘N’ with white backer and the trademark EVA ‘Abzorb’ sole unit, which makes for excellent comfort.

When it comes to grey suede and mesh, no one does it better than New Balance and, although there are already 998s out there in a similar colourway, this pair definitely warrants its place amongst the best.

The NEW BALANCE M998CH is available now and can be picked up via the link-through below.

 

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By @ThomasLindie