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A Closer Look at the Concepts x New Balance "City Rivalry" Pack

An homage to the arch enemies of the AL East
Image via: Concepts

Image via: Concepts

Hot on the heels of last week's preview, we get a detailed look at the coming joint venture between two New England notables, New Balance and Concepts. They come together on dual Made in USA styles that pay homage to the best rivalry in sports, arriving just in time for baseball's opening day. The 997 is an homage to the New York Yankees, featuring a teal premium suede upper and a pebbled leather reflective tongue, as well as a leather lining and custom Concepts-branded footbed. Its 998 counterpart pays tribute to the Boston Red Sox, with dual-tone brown and green hues representing the red clay of Fenway's infield and the ballpark's infamous Green Monster, respectively. The 997 will be available exclusively at Concepts NYC beginning April 9 for $239.95, while the 998 launches exclusively at Concepts Cambridge beginning April 11 for $219.95. Both can also be purchased through beginning April 16.