The Concepts x New Balance 997.5 "Esplanade" Is Inspired by a Boston Landmark

Featuring synthetic materials inspired by the original New Balance track jacket
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The yearlong collaboration between Concepts and New Balance yields a new project, the 997.5 "Esplanade." Inspired by the Boston public park known as The Charles River Esplanade, the shoe features a fusion of the 997 upper and 998 sole unit, done up in synthetic materials reminiscent of the original New Balance track jacket, oftentimes seen on runners around the Esplanade. Its subtle coloring, meanwhile, pays homage to the Charles River in the fall. Rounding out the details are ABZORB cushioning, a co-branded sockliner and custom lace locks. Retailing for $220, the "Esplanade" will be available starting Friday, September 8th, exclusively at Concepts retail locations and cncpts.com

Release Date: 9/8/17 (Friday)