Long before grey kicks were all the rage, New Balance was steadily churning out beauties in the collected chroma. This M996 received a warm but limited welcome back last year, and has thankfully returned to a wider audience for 2011. Dressed in a warm grey hue and offset by bone and white accents, this 1988 original is still as fresh today as it was 23 years ago. An ENCAP heel and C-Cap midsole make for a cushy ride and of course, a reflective N appears on the saddle. Grab a pair of these Newbies now at Nice Kicks or Shop.NiceKicks.com for $110.
New Balance M996