The New Balance 997 slots in nicely among the top tier of the brand's retro runners, which also includes the 998, 1300, 990, 1400 et al. What all those models have in common is that we rarely see any sort of graphical treatment on their exteriors. Instead, it's premium materials and an extensive color palette that attract fans to the made-in-USA line. That changes in very subtle fashion with this New 997, which features a camo pattern on the textile build that covers the toe. Otherwise, it's an unassuming greyscale color scheme that covers the remainder of the exterior. The New Balance M997DPA can be purchased now through sneakerpolitics.com.