Its pretty safe to say we are very big fans of the US and UK made New Balance trainers. Premium materials (not just relatively so either, they really are premium for any area of manufacture, not just footwear) and made by hand in their own factories, each one comes with a seal that guarantees the materials and workmanship that has gone in to it.
The explore by the sea pack utilises materials and colours found in and around the sea, amazing, right? With typical New Balance flair though, they seem to have chosen the hues and colours with a touch that no other brand comes close to. The tan on the grey of the 998 and the deep, almost burgundy, red on the sand of the 997 are typical of the brands ability to mix up colours with almost stomach turning precision. No one else can put a colourway together like New Balance.
They aint cheap and they certainly not for everyone, much like many things in life, but for those who know, there is simply nothing quite like them anywhere else.
Here are the New Balance Explore by the Sea M998DBOA
and the M997DSAI