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The American Flag New Balance 996 Sneakers Take Pride in Flashiness

 - Feb 6, 2013
References: newbalance & highsnobiety
One of the most recognizable national symbols in the world is back on sneakers with the new American flag New Balance 996 women's runner. Released just in time for the spring, these runners somehow achieve both flash and tradition at the same time.

The main feature of the sneakers is obviously their combination of white stars and red and white stripes, however the pattern is executed in an understated way. Instead of simply printing the American flag all over the shoe, designers decided to adorn certain parts with pieces of the flag. The resulting visual is unique enough to stand out, yet casual enough to fit in.

The American flag New Balance 996s are made of leather and mesh, which should provide breathable durability for the foot.