These are my second pair of the women's 696 sneaker...I purchased a pair of the beige with red accent colorway a month ago, and ordered my black and cobalt pair a few weeks later! I absolutely love them, super comfortable. I can run in these with my dog, and then wear them with nicer pants and an oxford to work. I usually would wear chanel ballet flats or swedish hasbeen clogs, so feeling the pull to sneakers after being a fashion shoe nut was big. I first realized how perfect they were when running across the street to grab a coffee...to feel that little bounce and comfort was amazing! The little bounce these give is like a sneaker Doc Marten.
My only complaint is that the red started to fade from the beige sole part a couple weeks after buying, but I trail run so may be from moisture contact.
Never the less, these two pairs are certainly my current favorite shoes, and I plan on buying more colorways!
Not legally approved One of the most iconic Classic models in New Balance history. The Revlite 996 embraces the NB performance innovation - lightweight REVlite cushioning system with keeping the aesthetic of this classic model.