Graced with cream-colored supple leather at the tongue and upper heel, black cushion peeks out at the collars. Hits of blue appear in panels of suede at the lower rear quarter and the front toe cap, while white mesh covers the forefoot. New Balance’s classic “N” logo patch is stitched over the sidewalls framed by layers of grey that come in the form of nubuck, hard rubber and reflective detailing. Finishing off the sneaker is its ENCAP midsole underscored by a thin outsole paletted in black and light blue.
The New Balance M997OGA “Blue/Grey” is currently available on solebox.com for $250 USD.
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