We’re seeing more and more sneaker companies pivot toward more sustainable offerings in an effort to combat climate change and reduce waste, and now New Balance is sweetening the pot by adding some exclusivity to the mix for its latest eco-conscious project.
New Balance’s MADE Responsibly 998 sneakers are produced using surplus materials, and no two pairs will be exactly the same. The shoes source surplus suede overlays, body mesh, lining, laces, collar strip, trim, and soles; with only the absolute necessities — foam paddings, heel counter, and box toe — being made from new materials. Each pair will feature a unique mixture of colors that will never be produced again, allowing you the chance to own something completely unique while also doing some good for the planet. And to top things off, the shoes are also American-made as they’re being produced in New Balance’s New England manufacturing facilities. The MADE Responsibly 998 sneakers are set to go on sale May 1 for the discounted price of $140.