Monday, September 2, 2019

New Balance 998 “Festival Pack”

A party in sneaker form, New Balance further delves outside of its comfort zone with bright and chaotic color treatments to their staple 998, bringing the model back into the spotlight after showing some overwhelming favor for the equally sleek 997. A mix of dark with light, the pair is a continuation of the party-inspired “Festival Pack,” though many would be quick to assume a more space-focused connection; hits of white speckling at the black-dyed molds across the midsole are true to the celestial while further embellishments at the toe and top-line orbit much closer to earth. Panelling at the toe, profile, and heel counter swap between dark, sultry purples and saturated blacks while top lines and toe boxes bear pink tie-dye and trippy lava lamp akin patterns, respectively. The embroidered “N” logo features the same psychedelic prints with accents like the laces and thread finishing strong in compliment.