New Balance 997H
New Balance is giving its 1990s cult classic 997 a more contemporary look with the 997H. The redesigned sneaker now features a more streamlined look that is perfect for modern sneakerheads. One of the best sneaker brands never abandoned its design philosophy of making a functional and rugged footwear, however.
The new 997H comes with a blend of premium Cordura textile and suede materials for its upper. There are three colorways to choose from, although the Incense with Moroccan Tile looks as classic as ever. Preppy folks will love the Blue with Varsity Orange variant, while minimalists will fall for the Rifle Green with Sulphur Yellow.
There are only three color variants but this is enough to make a statement in a world that is full sneakers with boisterous designs. The aesthetic elements are tame at best. They appeal to those who want a more enduring style, one that can last several more decades of continued use.
The 997H does not offer a fancy name for its cushioning system. All it has is a soft foam midsole that does the job of bringing comfort to the feet. It does not provide the same level of energy return you can get from sports shoes. The 997H can assist you in completing your everyday tasks, nevertheless.
The rubber outsole comes with tread patterns that ensure excellent traction both on and off road. It is not meant to be a hiking shoe but it can keep you comfortable and secure while traversing a rocky trail. Its best use is in the urban jungles. The combination of classic styling and remarkable comfort can give other brands a run for their money.
The New Balance 997H sneaker is a reimagined classic. It is a trustworthy sneaker in rugged environments as it is a stylish footwear in the city.