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New Balance Partners With Beauty & Youth on the 997.5 Runner

A fusion of the 997 and 998
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Image via: Beauty & Youth

Image via: Beauty & Youth

New Balance taps Japan's Beauty & Youth for a unique sneaker collaboration, one that fuses the brand's 997 upper with tooling from the 998. The resulting 997.5 is offered in two colorways for both men and women, featuring a combination mesh and suede build. The navy pair is accented with a python texture on the patent leather tongue and collar, while its white counterpart keeps things subdued with light grey hits against a white and off-white base. The kicks are available for pre-order now through Beauty & Youth.