Who should buy the New Balance 997H

  • Budget-hunters looking for a sneaker to add to their collection
  • Sneaker fans searching for a comfortable pair to wear all day long
  • Buyers looking for a fashionable pair of New Balance footwear

New Balance 997H tongue label

Who should NOT buy it

The New Balance 997H is not for buyers who shun sneakers that are hard to maintain. You may check the New Balance 574 Leather for an alternative option. 

New Balance 997H suede and mesh

 New Balance 997H: Practical and fashionable

The streamlined 997H is an iteration rooted in New Balance's impressive running series. Many from NB's lineup flaunts clean, straightforward designs that have become fashionable classic sneakers in the modern realm.

New Balance 997H NB logo at heel

The freshly dropped 997H embodies the brand's ideal. It values function above anything else and presents an X factor concerning style. Both men and women can easily match the 997h with any casual and sporty clothing and pick the solid colorway for the personality they want to convey.

New Balance 997H collar side view

Packed with remarkable features

Aside from its distinctively wedgy classic 997 silhouette, its '90s color palette undeniably stands out. Buyers specifically love that the colors presented on the website matched how they looked in person.

New Balance 997H insole

Another level of comfort

The New Balance 997H molds well into its wearers' feet. It feels so light and gives a zero dragging down sensation. 

New Balance 997H toe box lateral side view

This sneaker has amassed perfect ratings and high recommendations from most reviewers. It has been labeled the brand's most innovative sneaker to date, as it features an enhanced GCEVA construction and a modified ENCAP midsole. 

New Balance 997H heel cap

Just a minor drawback...

Despite its pros, users are disappointed that the midsole's design made it look a bit flimsy.

New Balance 997H midsole heel area

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: New Balance ENCAP
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Steven Smith
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA, Cordura / Fabric

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