The New Balance M996GK is a classic heritage sneaker from New Balance that features a straightforward approach to its design. Sturdy yet lightweight, the M996GK's use of premium materials and dependable modern tech makes it a favorite for those seeking a competent everyday lifestyle option. Covering the upper is a grey mesh base that subtly appears on the toe as well as on the collar. A reinforced dark grey patch is applied to the mid-panel that features sewn-on reflective grey "N" branding. Silver overlays on the lateral panel, a deep burgundy suede patch on the heel, and burgundy laces add opulent styling cues to the sleek low-top profile. Completing the look is a grey midsole that houses ENCAP cushioning with a responsive black rubber outsole for all-day wearability.