New model for this year (Do not check this option if this model was listed as new in last year's Gear Guide)New Balance teamed up with Pemberton, B.C.-based design house, FYi Design Department to construct and engineer the architecture of the product. The New Balance 1099 marks FYi Design’s first footwear collaboration. FYi Design’s expertise is seen throughout the boot represented best by the unique welded construction of synthetics and mesh creating a waterproof barrier to keep snow and slush out. With limited external seams and no trace of leather, this all-weather 200g PrimaLoft R ECO insulated boot keeps the foot dry and warm no matter what conditions Mother Nature throws at you. This boot is versatile enough for a light day hike, short snow shoe trek or casual walking around town in the winter.
Like on its predecessor, the NB 1000, a VibramR Ice Trek Outsole on the 1099 works to provide maximum grip on snow and ice even in extreme cold. The compound’s softness allows it to adhere to smooth surfaces and grip onto iced ground. It won’t scratch or ruin interior floors and it doesn’t absorb humidity or dirt.