The original New Balance M998 was released in 1993 which featured ABZORB a new technology in the sole unit to absorb shock and impact creating comfort for the wearer. In recent times, this model has been chosen for various collaboration and special projects putting M998 in the forefront of attention once again. This Made in USA model takes inspiration from early 90′s athletic aesthetics using simple colors with high light color to set it off. Using variety of materials on the upper including premium leather, mesh and pig skin suede leather from Wolverine. As a whole, the monotone sneaker is lightened up with yellow in key areas of the upper, tongue and midsole of the sneaker.