Spring is in the air, or literally up your nose if you have allergies. Either way, the sunshine is here to stay meaning it's time to get active. In honor of Spring baseball, New Balance has released a series of kicks to commemorate America’s favorite pastime. Both the “Home Plate” and “Coumarin” Packs are now available for purchase. Let’s take a closer look at these Spring themed offerings.
NEW BALANCE 997 “HOME PLATE” PACK
Though many are unsure how these two color fading palettes relate to baseball, there’s no denying their swanky appeal. Using the classic 997 as their canvas, New Balance created two eye-catching sneakers that are perfect for the onset of clear weather. Both pairs are available in extremely limited quantities at select New Balance locations. With a price tag of $230, you should expect nothing less than superior craftsmanship. Be sure to purchase a Reshoevn8r kit before ruining these in the field!
NEW BALANCE 997/998 “COUMARIN” PACK
What exactly is “Coumarin” you may ask. Technically speaking “Coumarin” is a fragrant organic compound found in plants and grass. Moreover, it's the natural aroma that accompanies Springtime and freshly cut grass. Seeking to commemorate this time of the year, New Balance dropped both a 997 iteration and 998 cleats colorway. A careful combination of suede, mesh, and leather help create a sleek looking shoe. Vibrant secondary hues give the appearance of a glow in the dark outsole. Be prepared to dish out $180 for the cleats and $210 for 998’s if the Coumarin Pack speaks to you.
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