997 Explore by Sea

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Celebrate America’s history of adventure and craftsmanship with the New Balance 997 Connoisseur Explore by Sea. This men’s sneaker features premium construction, carefully selected suede and mesh, and subtle nautical accents.

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Our Connoisseur Collection elevates your favorite classic New Balance sneakers. We source quality materials and craft these styles in our Maine factories.
  • ENCAP® midsole technology provides support and maximum durability
  • Suede/mesh upper
  • We are proud to be the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA.
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    2 Reviews

    100% of reviewers recommend this product

    Size 3 of 5

    Runs Small
    Runs Large

    Fit 3 of 5

    Runs Narrow
    Runs Wide

    Comfort 5 of 5


    Oct 17, 2016

    997 For President.....

    - Sydney

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    "Like it's already been said, the only thing that comes close to a 997 is the 998.... 20 years on and I'm still obsessed with this model, and this particular colour way is a favourite. Not too flashy, just subtle and clean. Definitely worth every cent...."

    Apr 6, 2016

    You can never go wrong with the 997

    - Colorado, USA

    "The 997 does not disappoint and this particular model is no exception. Fantastic materials. Superb build quality. Attractive colorway. What is there not to love? Such an excellent shoe, whether it be this model or any other."