New Balance and Red Wing Shoes came together for a luxe brown spin on the classic 997 Made in U.S.A. The two American brands have dressed the New Balance 997 in a luxurious tan leather upper, true to the spirit of the Minnesota-based brand, known for their premium work boots & shoes.
Notably, the Red Wing Shoes x New Balance M997RW features high-end soft suede for the majority of the shoe’s upper region, with a slightly firmer cut for the mid-panel and “N” emblem in contrast to the slicker toe box and heel sections. “Tan leather lining, a red heel counter, branding on the heel tab and Red Wing-branded insoles round off” the design of this latest luxury interpretation of the 997, while an off-white midsole and red-toned gum outsole dominate the lower region. Throughout the shoe, premium Red Wing leather is used to give the shoe a stunning, well-constructed blend of heritage, street and dressier styling. Altogether, the shoe’s designers aimed for a “tonal palette” of brown, cream and red colouring to bring this new 997 to life. The great news though is that we have managed to have our hands on that gorgeous New Balance x Red Wings 997 Classics Traditionnels Made in U.S.A. for all of you sneaker lovers out there and collectors alike.