Right in time for the Holidays, New Balance presents some appealing new upgrades to their NB1 customization platform with the addition of Horween leather and herringbone options for the NB 998. The two premium materials offer luxe-on-luxe, allowing you to create your own 998 with a look like screams "refined" and "Hey, I'm cultured." 

Along with the usual premium suede available on the NB1 998, the new options provide the ability to pair the world-famous Horween leather with herringbone-patterned twill (in multiple color choices, mind you) for an individual take on NB's classic silhouette.

With sixteen different areas on the shoe to customize  (and a bomb-diggity embroidered text option) the NB1 998 Horween and Herringbone edition may just bump a few other sneaker selections off your wish list.  We're speaking from experience.  

Take a look at more option snaps and release information below.

You can customize your own pair of 998s starting today (Monday, December 14th) via the New Balance NB1 site.  I've already started customizing my own pair - see below!