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The New Balance Made in USA 998 Limited has broken all the rules of the sneaker terrain. This is a limited edition of only 100 pairs, built with excess materials and ready to become the focus of attention.
The production of footwear in massive quantities inevitably generates a multitude of waste, excess materials and residues that are usually discarded completely. Now, New Balance has decided to give a new use to that stock of materials to build a unique model that has become the sneaker of the week, eclipsing all drop and collaboration. The New Balance Made in USA 998 Limited are made exclusively with “excess stuff” and there are only 100 pairs in the whole world. A very limited edition that, although aesthetically it may have many detractors, has become one of our highlights on the radar.
This silhouette respects the archival elements of the standard 998, although the total deconstruction of its design is obvious. It features flexible pigskin suede, sports mesh and other premium fabrics surplus from manufacture. They feature Abzorb midsole and ultra-durable rubber sole. The upper is an aesthetic breakthrough that mixes textures, layers and colors with various colorful cuts.
The best thing is that no two are identical and that their delivery is totally random. If you get one, you don’t know exactly which one you’re going to get. Although we’d better talk in the past tense: the New Balance Made in USA 998 Limited took hours to be sold out. The price also helped. Each pair was only $120.