As an update to the 1990's cult favorite New Balance 997, the new 997H blends a modern lifestyle sneaker silhouette with elements of a trail sneaker. The uppers are made primarily from rugged Cordura fabric, giving them longevity and making them more resistant to scuff, tears, and even water than most sneakers. Two-tone laces and a back pull loop add more outdoor flair to this otherwise street-ready sneaker. To finish things off, a soft foam midsole sits atop the rubber outsole. The whole package wraps up in to a sneaker that is ideal for wear when the city streets are a bit damp and dirty or for a walk out on the trail but you still want the comfort and look of a classic New Balance sneaker.