In addition to its recent Black/Grey counterpart, the New Balance 998 Connoisseur Guitar is reinterpreted in a more subtle and lighter hue of Grey and Gold for this Spring 2015.

With a number of Grey iterations for the 998 already available, this particular pair is a certain standout. The classic low-top runner inherits plush suede overlays, alongside White mesh paneling seen on the toebox and ankle guards. Accentuated with subtle Light Olive hits gracing the toe and laces, components of Light Grey are evidenced by its leather “N” branding, heel tab and synthetic element on the quarter panel.

Further pronounced with Beige accents throughout, in addition to Gold detailing on the heel tab, as well as a guitar pick hang tag, the stylish model rests atop a clean, White ABSOZB sole unit that offers super cushioning upon every step.

Look for this rendition of the 998 at select New Balance retailers now for $170.

Images: SP


Author’s Take

I’m a sucker for light, neutral tones and this 998 is a perfect example. The colorway on the silhouette is just perfect in my opinion, which is versatile enough to be worn with various outfits, plus the build seems to be top notch upon closer view. Menswear aficionados should consider purchasing and add these to your rotation of summer footwear.

Diversify, instead of just Nikes and Jordans most of the time.

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