New Balance has always struck gold with its classic Made in US 997 sneaker, but now the silhouette is truly about to shine thanks to a new premium finish that features hits of leather and metal.



The upper is decked out in full-grain pebbled leather. The muted-out black colorway takes over the entire shoe, only interrupted by a copper-toned “N” logo on the side panels and a grey ENCAP midsole. EVA foam is also incorporated into the midsole and heel for ultimate cushioning, which means you’ll have a cozy set of kicks to go along with the luxe look overall. Whether you’re rocking these for sport or style, the compliments you’ll be getting on your shoe game may just be worth the steep price point for a pair of 997s. You balling or nah?

This leather & metal iteration of the New Balance Made in US 997 goes for $300 USD and is available right now online. More pics below: