New Balance’s celebratory “Year of the Ox” sneaker collection adds a new model this week, with the late arrival of a special brown colorway of the classic 991, available now from select retailers.

With the “Year of the Ox” well underway, it comes as a bit of a surprise that sneaker brands still have a few Chinese New Year-themed sneakers left in the chamber, but New Balance surprised us this week with a new addition to the “Year of the Ox” collection. What originally started with two colorways of the 2002R and one bright red version of the 920, the Boston brand has now added the classic 991 runner to the project in a late addition. This version casts the elite running shoe almost entirely in shades of brown, broken up only by New Balance’s embroidered ‘N’ logo as well as a two-tone midsole.


New Balance’s special-edition “Year of the Ox” colorway of the 991 running silhouette has not yet been released directly by the brand, though they are available now from Kentucky retailer Oneness.  This smooth brown color scheme comes with an elevated price tag of $265, releasing globally from both New Balance and select retailers soon. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

New Balance 991
Release Date: Available Now
Price: $265
Color: Brown
Style Code: M991YOX