The New Balance 998 model debuted in 1993, equipped with the ABZORB cushioning technology, their latest innovation at the time. This EVA system not only succeeded in cushioning impact, it was designed to rebound that energy to offer more bounce for athletes. Furthermore, it was also fitted with the ENCAP system to offer additional support and comfort. Although this model is almost 20 years old, it is still one of the most comfortable sneakers in the New Balance range. To top it off, every sneaker is carefully crafted by hand in the US. Its uppers are made from real leather, synthetic leather, and mesh materials in an understated gray tone. Head over to the online shop of NOA'S ARK in Japan to pick up this pair.