Generally, New Balance running shoes don’t require an overly elaborate introduction. As performance shoes, they were highly regarded equipment for serious runners. Their sterling reputation gave the classic silhouettes from the New Balance archive a new life in the casual/fashion world.
Running technology is evolving all the time; as a state of the art performance shoe, any given model has a limited amount of time in the spotlight. For a shoe to remain consistently popular after the fact is the hallmark of great design.
The 997S is a sport inspired update of a genuine icon. The familiar shape of the classic 997 serves as a shell from which modern updates of the original design emerge from. The mesh and pigskin suede construction of the 997 transforms to a bootie construction, synthetic knit textile upper with leather overlays, while the ENCAP midsole is updated with the new, visible technology ENCAP Reveal.