Sneaker of the Week: New Balance 999 Lavender
Shoes are officially in bloom with palettes that are as eye-popping as anything that nature can concoct. In the case of this latest New Balance drop, the potency of pastels is mixed with a requisite neutral base for a shoe that would be as well-received as any bouquet. With Mother's Day coming up, these are the perfect pick for our Sneaker of the Week.
The New Balance 999 is cast in suede and mesh for this colorway and for the majority of the shoe, we are given a blend of cream and tan. This perfectly sets the stage for the hits of purple that pop up on the heel and outsole, among other places. The runner feels delicate but not fragile, and with the off-white upper keeping them clean, this shouldn't be as arduous to keep clean as an all-white pair.
The bad news is that they may be hard to find outside of Korea, where shops like Mensclass has them in stock. However, the harder you have to work to get them, the better you'll appreciate them.
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