Kelp isn't exactly the most form of vegetation but leave it to New Balance to give the aquatic plant a P.R. facelift. This time the New Balance 996 is placed on a well-deserved pedestal courtesy of the typically subtle colorway.

The sneaker gets a pigskin suede upper decked out in the dusty brown tone and is accented by indigo. With a leather heel tab perched in the back to establish tonality and a gum outsole slathered beneath this earth tone flavored model is exactly what we the doctor ordered.

If you need to fill your prescription the New Balance 996 'Kelp' is available now at select retailers including Foot Patrol. Don't miss out on this one, catch the wave!

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[Via Foot Patrol]