It's now strange to see someone wearing a pair of New Balance 998s. There everywhere, and that's a great thing for fans of suede running sneakers. But it's even more rare to see the 997 on feet of running enthusiasts. The sneaker first released in 1991, and while few colors have been released, including a 997.5 by United Arrows that Kanye wore in 2009, the OG grey suede version has never been released. Until now, of course.

The 997 is releasing on February 18, and but, unfortunately, they're only dropping, as of now, at Melbourne Australia's Up There Store. The sneakers will release online at 12 pm, which is actually 8 pm on February 17.