New Balance hasn’t had as big of a year as many people have expected them to. They’ve been relatively quiet on the collaboration front, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some heat up their sleeves.

Their latest dope inline release comes with this New Balance 996 that is a part of the new “Connoisseur East Coast Summer” collection. It’s still not clear how the name relates to the shoes, but I hope we get some kind of connection in the near future. This 996 comes with a buttery blue suede upper with grey mesh panels on the tongue, around the ankle and on the toe. Red accents on the NB branding and the midsole and heel provide a nice pop to this shoe and give it somewhat of a patriotic look.

Look for this New Balance 996 “Connoisseur East Coast Summer” at select NB retailers now and add a dope runner to your Summer rotation.

via: SP

Author’s Take

New Balance continues to be a brand that many people sleep on, but if you actually get a pair of NBs in hand and notice the quality of their materials and their craftsmanship, the brand would have a lot more fans.

One thing is for sure, New Balance is at the top of the list of best runner brands out there.

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