The New Balance 997 has received plenty of love and affection from both the brand and its fans this year, and the new month is no different. Today, New Balance revealed a special edition, luxurious take on the 997 constructed from Horween leather.

If you’re into footwear, you’ve probably heard of Horween leather, even if you don’t remember where or why. Thankfully, New Balance is here with a beautiful reminder for those a few steps behind. Founded in Chicago in 1905, the Horween Leather Company is one of, if not the, oldest operating leather tannery in the United States. Specializing in cowhide and horsehide, the company has been a major part of outfitting brands like the NFL and your favorite wallet maker for decades. Now, they’re teaming up with New Balance for a special release of the famous 997. The shoes upper is constructed entirely from Horween’s unique dark brown leather, with lighter accents and finishes adorning the smaller pieces and layers, while a bright red lining covers the inside.


New Balance’s new ultra-luxurious take on the classic 997, constructed from Horween leather, has been scheduled to release tomorrow, September 6th, 2019. The special-edition new look will carry a hefty retail price of $320, launching directly from New Balance and third-party retailers like SneakersNStuff. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more New Balance release news.

New Balance 997 “Horween”
Release Date: September 6th, 2019
Price: $320
Color: Brown/Tan