Fashion retailer J. Crew and shoewear brand New Balance have had several successful collabs, including the colourful 998 sneakers. The two companies have been on a roll lately. It seems that they can do no wrong when they team up. Everything that they collab on seems just about perfect in every way. Now, the two fashion powerhouses have collaborated once again on a brand new pair of kicks\u2014the New Balance X J. Crew 997 Cortado sneakers.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis shoe was inspired by the J. Crew designer\u2019s favourite drink\u2014the Cortado, which is also known as the \u201cpiccolo latte\u201d. This drink consists of equal parts espresso and warm milk, and it gets its name from the Spanish verb \u201cto cut\u201d as the warm milk cuts the acidity of the espresso. In keeping with the inspirational design, the colorways feature premium light tan suede throughout with a dark grey midsection to mimic the froth of steamed milk. A vachetta tan-colored N completes the look. Refined, simple grey shades are found on the heel and tongue. The midsole is white, and a classic gum outsole adds a classic look. The very simple and clean colorway makes these sneakers perfect for any season. They are versatile and would go well with just about any outfit due to their neutral palette.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe New Balance X J. Crew 997 Cortado sneakers will be crafted at New Balance\u2019s Maine factory. It might be difficult to get your hands on these sneakers as they will only be available in limited numbers in select J. Crew stores and online.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.