Athletic shoe company New Balance has been taking strides towards stepping into the future with their sneakers and their most recent model feels like it's merging the old with the new. This latest update feels a bit off-kilter but is still intriguing and has us looking at the New Balance 996 silhouette in a whole new light.

This version of the New Balance 996 Revlite creates an interesting dichotomy by blending a red Sonic Weld toe with a more traditional nubuck off-white outsole. Aside from it creating a really cool visual effect, the Revlite cushioning along with the dual upper gives the sneaker a reduced weight with a heightened durability.

The innovative new look could possibly creep onto other New Balance models but for now they're setting the standard using the New Balance 996 Revlite. Look for these kicks hitting retailers soon.

Check out the pics below.

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[Via Sole Collector]