New Balance flipped the script last year when they introduced the MRL696 silhouette. Inspired by the classic 996's construction, the MRL696 features laser-etched panels and employs a unique deconstructed execution to create a very lifestyle-oriented sneaker. After releasing in limited quantities last year, Kith brings back the Sand and Sage colorways as a global exclusive. Both models are crafted using premium nubuck, thus creating supple suede lining due to its deconstructed composition. Lastly, New Balance's RevLITE technology is used for the lightweight midsole to offer a comfortable wear.
The New Balance MRL696 Sand & Sage Pack is available now exclusively at Kith Manhattan, Kith Brooklyn, the Kith Women's Store, and KithNYC.com.
Photography: Tyler Mansour