There are two key elements of New Balance’s WRT96 that make it a covetable addition to the NB family. The first is the sneaker’s clear links to the NB996; a sleek running silhouette. The WRT96 is blessed with the good looks of its predecessor and adds a refined outsole to the former's suede paneling. The second part of the WRT96’s charm is simply the permeable mesh that runs across the honeycombed overlays on the toe and cuff. Dropping in a characteristically subdued New Balance colour combo of washed-out baby blue and light grey, the WRT96 is a modern runner steeped in heritage.