The midsole is made of the company's REVlite material, which aids in cushioning and keeps the shoe's weight to only 11.9 ounces. Its outsole offers stability, and just a 10-millimeter drop from the heel to the midsole increases the shoe's responsiveness.
New Balance's athletic influence is obvious, too. Though the upper is made of microfiber leather, it still has a running-shoe look.
The NBG2002 ($125) comes in three colors and has a two-year waterproof warranty.