Just yesterday we were able to bring our readers a sneak preview of New Balance heat scheduled for a Spring 2012 arrival by way of the 581 model. Today’s bit of news sheds a little more light on the collaboration side of things for next Spring. Pictured here is the CM997, which the New Balance design team worked on with the help of Japanese retailer nonnative. This running model uses leather, suede and mesh along an upper that consists of different shades of brown for a rather smooth look. You can expect these to drop from participating New Balance retailers come January 7th of next year.