New Balance always-in 998 Made in the USA Men's Shoe in Slate gets a fresh update with premium suede and perforated details. Proudly made in the USA, this men’s sneaker brings together style and craftsmanship. The New Balance 998 is a classic look with modern attitude. ABZORB® cushioning in the midfoot provides exceptional shock absorption. Manufactured in the US for over 75 years and representing a limited portion of New Balance US sales. New Balance Made is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater.