These New Balance 998's are fucking dope and part of the "American Rebel Collection". I don't know why we hold rebels and outlaws in such high-esteem in this country and go so far as to make them a selling point for clothes. Wanna look you murdered 3 dudes in cold blood while robbing a bank and committing 3 counts of grand theft auto and a litany of other felonies and generally amoral acts? Then you've come to the right place! Although, I admit, these wouldn't be nearly as cool if they were named after a president or some other nerd and called, like, "The John F. Kennedy's". Oh, wait. I guess the names of sneakers don't really matter at all. Once again, surface aesthetics >.