Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
The latest edition to New Balance’s “Made in the USA” collection is a 998 inspired by the world famous Northern Lights. Featuring iridescent details and a black colourway throughout, it’s sure to be a hit with sneakerheads worldwide.
New Balance’s “Made in the USA” collection is essentially their premium tier range. It’s at a higher price point than their standard releases and features higher quality materials and construction methods. The latest addition to this range is the 998 “Northern Lights”. At a first glance it just looks like any other black colourway, however upon closer inspection, iridescent details can be found on the side of the shoe and on the tongue, giving it that extra bit of character.
The iridescent details are only one of the many interesting features that this model manages to showcase. A speckled sole is incorporated – a feature which is always a huge success when any brand uses it on one of their sneakers. The technology used in the sole is New Balance’s very own “Abzorb” technology, which as it goes, is one of the most comfortable soles out there at the moment in our opinion.
If, like us, you’re liking the look of these reflective New Balance 998’s, they’re available now from select retailers, however currently only in the US. They are indeed a relatively limited release, so if you’re looking to pick up a pair to add to your collection, we’d advise doing it sooner rather than later.
Product Code: M998ABK
Release Date: Available Now
Buy At: New Balance
Where to buy a pair of New Balance “Made in the USA” Northern Lights
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