The New Balance 996 Made in USA brings back the retro ‘80s running shoe as part of the brand’s ‘Grey Day 2023’ collection. The upper combines a light grey mesh base with shaggy suede overlays in a darker shade of grey. Navy leather detailing extends from the collar to the midfoot, matching the signature ‘N’ logo that decorates the quarter panel. A crimson NB logo on the woven tongue tag delivers an unexpected pop of color. Lightweight cushioning is provided by New Balance’s ENCAP midsole, featuring a soft foam core and a durable polyurethane rim.