Bodega and New Balance’s series of 997s release continues this Fall. Last seen in September 2019 with the “No Bad Days” color scheme, the two partners have a third entry coming soon, bringing “Better Days” ahead.

Bodega and New Balance have teamed up for their second release of 2020. After their outdoor-inspired venture with the X-Racer earlier this Summer, the two are back to work on their ongoing series of 997s colorways. This time, the modernized 997 takes on a bright “Better Days” color scheme. The look begins with a cream white toe box, reinforced by a grey suede mudguard. The inner layer of the silhouette is made from the same bubbly material as previous releases, though now in soft orange tone, while tan leather quarter panels support the lacing system. The heel tab comes in brown with a quilted stitching pattern, with a purple inner lining to finish upper. The midsole is split into grey, tan, and black sections, with neon green and purple accents.


Bodega’s latest project with New Balance, the 997s “Better Days”, has not yet been announced for release. Given the pattern of their past drops, we can expect the bright new colorway to launch sometime in the next few weeks. This 997s will likely be a Bodega-exclusive release, with a retail price somewhere in the $160 range. Check out the new collaboration on Kawhi Leonard below, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for updates on this release.

UPDATE 9/21: Bodega has officially announced the release of its next and final New Balance 997s. The “Better Days” project will launch later this week on September 25th, retaining the usual retail price of $160, and likely to be extremely limited to boot. Check out the official images below for a better look.

UPDATE 9/1: The latest Bodega x New Balance “Better Days” collaboration will be releasing later this month on Friday, September 25th. Stay tuned for further updates as the date approaches.