Do you love New Balance? Are you living in Melbourne? If so, boy, do we have some exciting news! New Balance Australia has just informed us that on December 1st that the Melbourne Central New Balance flagship store is launching. And to celebrate, a tasty Made in USA 998 to go with it.

Ming Hong (New Balance’s Global Lifestyle Apparel Designer) has used the timeless silhouette to draw inspiration from the six-time Most Liveable City. The sneaker pays homage to Melbourne Central’s unique and iconic architecture including the Glass Cone and the Coops Shot Tower. Sporting a mix of grey and earth tonal suedes, it resembles Melbourne’s quintessential façade while sitting atop an ABZORB compound for a comfortable ride, every time. Something all Melbournians could do with, I think.


Head to Melbourne Central New Balance and register your details instore before December 7th for your chance to cop a pair. The raffle will then be drawn online the following Saturday 14th, December and retail is set at $350.

The DopeKoto team would like to hear your thoughts on the pair. Does it capture all that is Melbourne Central? Drop your views in the comments section below.