The modified version of New Balance's most classic silhouette is a part of the brand's ongoing Authors Collection, celebrating the iconic work of American literature by incorporating swaths and stitches of color based on the novel's original cover. Plus, the insoles are printed with the NYC cityscape. We've got to believe Holden Caulfield would think they're pretty swell.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He has owned at least three pairs of 997s.