Who should buy the New Balance 598

This simple New Balance 598 could be a good match for you if:

  • You are looking for a pair that can be worn for work as well as walking, cycling, and skateboarding without problems.
  • You want a durable pair made with quality materials.

New Balance 598 Logo

Style of New Balance 598

Skaters in need of kicks that have a classic, fashion-forward look, solidly-built and well-cushioned yet breathable can now turn to New Balance to find what they are looking for.

The NB 598’s sleek and stylish look pairs well with a variety of clothing including shorts and jeans, tees, and hoodies. Skaters are also assured that their feet are well-protected when they perform their ollies and flips since the shoe’s tongue and collar are generously padded.

New Balance 598 Tongue

To top it off, this casual sneaker is lined with breathable mesh, so feet can stay cool and comfy all day. 

New Balance 598 Upper

Notable Features

Known for its retro look, the New Balance 598’s are available in attractive neutral and brightly-colored hues that stand out. This low-top sneaker is also noticed for its rubber cup sole. Depending on the colorway, the outsole can be made of either N-Durance® rubber compound or Genuine Gum rubber. Both are popular for their grip and durability.

New Balance 598 Midsole

History of New Balance 598

Aiming to bring the same comfort, durability, and quality NB’s runners are known to skate shoes, the brand decided to revamp its most popular brands, the New Balance 998 included.

New Balance 598 Laces

The NB 998 is considered as the most popular among NB’s retro models. It is mainly distinguished by its small “N” logo with reflective backing, a mesh/suede upper as well as its thick and well-cushioned ABZORB midsole. Later on, this iconic shoe’s features were slimmed down and re-engineered to be skate-worthy, leading to the creation of the NB 598.

New Balance 598 Upper mesh

This iteration was released in 2016. Since then, it has been outfitted in various materials and stunning colors. It also remains to be well-liked by the skater community.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Gum Sole, Cup Sole
Colorways: Black / Grey / Purple / White
SKUs: M598BKG / M598BKW / M598BLN / M598BLT / M598BMG / M598BSG / M598GGG / M598LFS / M598RAS / M598SMT

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