Sneak Peek: New Balance 999 x Concepts 'The Kennedy'

One brand I usually don't delve into too much is New Balance. I have never really been a fan of the running silhouette of NBs, but these shoes caught my eye. A collaboration between New Balance and Concepts, this shoe is designed to perfection.

Read more after the jump for our review and more pictures.

model New Balance 999
style # ML999CP

This particular shoe draws inspiration from former president of note John F. Kennedy. The red, white, and blue accents give it a patriotic feel. Concepts adds their touch as well with a custom hangtag, logo on the insoles, and lace tips. The flag accents on the inner collar as well as the tongue also add a great deal of uniqueness. Included with these were two extra pairs of laces as well as a mesh carrying bag.

The silhouette of the 999 looks great on foot. It has a profile of a running shoe, but also works for casual situations. A major benefit is extreme comfiness, you can wear these around for hours without feeling any discomfort whatsoever. Of course, no pair of New Balances would be complete without the signature 3M outlined logo. Even Fidel Castro would approve.