Let’s dispense with the pleasantries. They’re $400. I said it; needed to be said.

As part of the Authors Collection, the New Balance 998 gets dressed in fine leather from Chicago’s premium leather company, Horween (recently collaborated with Moto for the 360 watch, you’ll recall). The 998 comes in two colorways: light brown and a brown burgundy mix — both silhouettes feature top-notch premium leather, yellow and red accents, and a large ABZORB midsole.

The New Balance 998 + Horween is limited to only 300 pairs worldwide; UBIQ (linked below) was lucky enough to get a few. These lux sneakers will drop 10AM in-store and 11AM online (pending availability) on October 1st. Happy hunting!

Journal | UBIQ Journal New Balance 998 x Horween Leather.