Inspired from the much-beloved espresso drink, the cafe cortado, New Balance and J.Crew set to unveil the collaborative 997 Cortado silhouette exclusively for the retailer. A throwback to the early ’90s, the new model embraces the rich shades and textures of some of its earliest predecessors. Crafted from premium suede, the uppers feature a tonal mix of off-white, grey and brown, which sits atop an outsole system comprised of a clean white mid area and a light brown outer. The new design will be made available in select stores and online as of March 25.
Check out the video below for another look at where the 997 Cortado draws its inspiration from.