Both are vibrant yet washed-out, sporting pops of color all over while not being too garish or in-your-face. Examining the “Workwear” colorway closer, we find a red mesh toe box that’s overlayed with red suede on the toe bumper, a light blue leather vamp that transforms into dark blue mesh around the collar and heel, with the latter also being used for the tongue. Furthermore, muted yellow suede acts as the side panel’s base for a white leather “N” emblem on the lateral, while gray suede hits up the heel beneath embroidered yellow “NB” branding.
The “Black Emerald” colorway does much of the same color blocking, but tones everything down with darker hues. For example, there’s a dark red mesh base that’s predominantly covered by navy suede on the toe and rear-quarter, while dark green leather and suede work the mid-sections. Pops of yellow on the heel clip and a crisp white midsole round out the look.
Both New Balance 997H colorways are set to drop on July 1 at stockists such as Asphalt Gold, costing €99 EUR each (approx. $118 USD). Take a closer look at both pairs above.
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