As previously mentioned in New Balance – Made in the USA video, New Balance is the only athletic shoe company still producing in the US today. Out of there Skowhegan, Maine plant comes the New Balance 998 and 996.
Both models are constructed of suede, mesh and leather and retain the classic New Balance runner silhouette. The 996 sports a carbon rubber outsole provides long-wearing durability and a lightly padded footbed for added comfort and support. The 996 comes in various colorways, but is shown here in navy with grey and red highlights. The 998 sports the special ABZORB® material, which offers excellent cushioning and compression set properties. A blend of DuPontâ„¢ Engage® Isoprene rubber and proprietary materials provides the ultimate ride. Also offered in various colorways, the 998 is shown here in charcoal grey with navy blue and red highlights. Available now at Zappos.