Obviously, being from the UK, we were totally unaware the Opening Day (the day on which professional baseball leagues begin their regular season) was taking place this weekend until we clocked a couple of New Balance 997’s which are part of the “Home Plate” Pack. That got our attention!
Just in time for Opening Day, New Balance have dropped these two pairs of Made in USA 997’s as part of the “Home Plate” Pack and they draw their inspiration from the colours of the grounds of spring training and stadiums across the US and Toronto.
Both pairs come decked out in suede and nubuck uppers with a gradient colourway flowing from light at the front to dark at the back, in a blue and turquoise combination representing the summer skies, as well as a brown and red combination representing the field and bats.
Now, they’re a little bit left field when it comes to some of the clean and simple 997 colourways that we’ve had over the years, but we’re definitely into that brown pair!
Available now from History of New York.