New Balance have just dropped the latest M998 model that is an attractive general release. It is by no means anything loud or over stated but it keeps a simple gray tones accented by red highlights. Upper is a combination of real and fake leather in smooth and suede like finish. Mesh materials are used on the toe box and ankle sections for breathability. The M998 is a blend of low tech sneaker aesthetics with functional ABZORB cushioning system boldly displayed on the exterior of the midsole. Key red accents are used on the midsole, tongue detail and on the heel sections.