With opening Major League Baseball 2017 taking place few days ago, New Balance has paid tribute to the annual baseball festivities with a 997 “Home Plate” Pack.
The regular season began on last April 2, 2017 with three games, including the maiden match at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, where the Tampa Bay Rays facing off against the Yankees New York. The American brand was inspired by the colors of the grounds of spring training and stadiums across the U.S. and Toronto to drop off two 997 in gradients of different colors.
The first is in a gradation of black to brown, fused to an ocher red, while the second is revealed in a combination of blue and turquoise. Both head-turning NB 997 takes include a sleek gradient midsole and sport the Made In USA guarantee on the tongue.
The New Balance 997 Home Plate Pack is currently only available in the US at History Of New York for $230.