New Balance, synonymous with classic running footwear, has leaped into the future with its Warped Runner (sometimes stylized WRPD Runner) series. Introduced in 2023, the WRPD Runner has already made waves in the sneaker community with its innovative design and striking colorways. Joining the lineup in 2024 is the New Balance WRPD Runner in a sleek "Magnet" colorway, adding a new dimension to the brand's modern offerings.
This latest iteration of the WRPD Runner showcases New Balance's commitment to blending style with performance. The Magnet colorway features an elegant grey suede across its overlays, providing a premium touch to the sneaker. The base layer is crafted from a durable black mesh, ensuring breathability and comfort. A grey textile "N" logo adorns the midfoot, a nod to New Balance's iconic branding, adding to the aesthetic appeal. The shoe's design is further accentuated by tan accents on the sockliner and lace set, subtly contrasting the predominantly grey and black palette.
Performance isn't sacrificed for style, as the WRPD Runner is equipped with a midsole that combines tan and grey foam, incorporating New Balance's innovative FuelCell cushioning technology. This cushioning ensures a responsive and comfortable ride, whether on a casual walk or an intense run. Everything comes completed with a black and grey warped rubber outsole.
The New Balance WRPD Runner Magnet will release on February 1, 2024, via BSTN in the EU, while a global launch through New Balance and select retailers will take place later in the year. Available in men's sizing, the sneaker will retail for $150. For those looking to stay updated on this release and other exciting sneaker news, be sure to download the Sole Retriever mobile app.
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