The 996 has been an iconic shoe in the New Balance lineup since its initial release in 1987. It was the very first running shoe to break the $100 price mark. And not without reason. Its Revlite sole unit. Its rubber outsole and suede upper are wowing runners and athletes around the globe. Now it’s back in its original silhouette and we’re blown away. Gray suede with uniform stitching, leather tongue with woven label, reflective 3M “N” on the side, and a shape that’s still as glorious as it was back in the day. This is the stuff retro dreams are made of! Plus, the light blue and pink details round out the “Girls Only” look perfectly! For more 996 models, check out our New Balance 996 Overview.