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Phantaci x New Balance 997.5 Review

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Phantaci x New Balance 997.5 Review
Description
Celebrating Taiwan-based Phantaci’s 10th anniversary in the business, Asian superstar Jay Chou’s fashion label collaborated with New Balance and released the Phantaci x New Balance 997.5 which delivers a lovely tri-color mix of black, white, and pink, with polka dot lace as a contrasting accent. Materials-wise, we think the suede upper delivers no fault, as well as the REV Lite tech white outsole. What irks us though is the mesh placed on the back heel which lowers the quality and aesthetic of these kicks. What do you think?
Comfort
92
Design
76
Value for Money
82
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Positives
Great colorways
Simple design that has an impact
Performance delivered by EVA Lite tech sole
Negatives
Mesh material does not go well with the rest of the construction
83
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Release date: September 17, 2016

The Phantaci x New Balance 997.5 features a tri-color suede upper in black, white, and pink, built atop the EVA Lite tech rubber outsole in white. Stitching is visible enough to give it more character, but the mesh on the back heel is a low point. As a special edition released on Phantaci’s 10thyear anniversary, these are still a nice pair of sneakers.

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Images credit: Streething, The Sole Collector, Stadium Goods

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