Before all these other brands start flooding the market with corny red white and blue colors, New Balance has linked up with J. Crew to put out the only ‘Independence Day’ kicks anyone would need. The two, frequent collaborators kept things simple with this 998 colorway. Designed in NYC and made in NB’s Skowhegan, ME factory, they’re 100% American made products so that’s a plus, too, for anybody looking to show patriotism.
The ‘Independence Day’ 998s will release tomorrow, June 14 at 10am at the Liquor Store New York, The Grove in Los Angeles, and On Lan in Hong Kong, before they’ll see an online release at J. Crew on June 18. So before buying those silly stars and stripes mockups that can only be worn on the Fourth and maybe some other, less recognized holiday like President’s Day, find a way to get your hands on these and stick with a winning pair whose wears can last well after July 4th.