C’mon man. Can we have a little versatility? It’s not to say that these Greyed out looks aren’t executed in a dope fashion, because they undoubtedly are. And this rendition of the New Balance 998 is not exception. But it wouldn’t be such a bad thing to add a little more space in between each release. Grey is a fundamental color used in many designs, so when we get an all Grey rendition I feel like it’s a little repetitive. Correct me if I’m wrong.

This rendition of the New Balance 998 features a slight variation from the brands traditional greyscale looks. The New Balance 998 “Elephant Skin” draws inspiration from the color of elephants, and does so in a premium mesh build. Pig Suede follows up atop the White base. The White midsole is interrupted by a partial tan segment and is supported by a Black outsole. 3M reflective material is added in the finishing touches, ensuring that these stand out from the rest of the similar looks. Interested in copping? Then check with your local New Balance retailer for availability today.

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Author’s Take

If you couldn’t already tell, I’m passing. But if I had to pick only one greyed-out look, it would be the New Balance 998 “Elephant Skin”. Elephants are wise, AFTER ALL. 

If you look at the big picture, you can see that a lot of brands have been keeping it simple. But my mind can’t focus on anything too basic. Colors, glitz, glam, patters, collaborations–that’s what I’m about. 

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