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New Balance Fuses Old and New in Their Upcoming Warped Runner

The latest display of NB's 100-year pedigree in footwear engineering.


[Update 10 Aug 2023] Official images have finally surfaced of the New Balance WRPD Runner “Sea Salt”, just ahead of its confirmed 16 August release date. Find the pair then for US$140 on New Balance.

[Update 3 Aug 2023] New images of the New Balance Warped Runner have surfaced. Check out the shots while we anticipate more updates on its release.

[Update 6 Jul 2023] While release details remain scanty at the moment, Shigeyuki Kunii, creative director of Japanese retailer mita sneakers has shared more detailed shots of the New Balance Warped Runner. Take a look at them on the article slider above as we await for more updates.

[Update 12 Jun 2023] More images of the New Balance Warped Runner have emerged, courtesy of @le.syndrome. There are no new details just yet but they are expected to arrive in the fall of this year. Expect more updates to arrive within the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


Whether it be for better arch support or the most advanced sole unit technology, New Balance has been at the vanguard of footwear engineering in the last century. Their back catalogue has done much to garner them mass appeal in the status quo. Even if they were designs of old, one thing consistent with their shoes, no matter the epoch, is their comfort.

Thus, as they continue innovating, they introduce the upcoming Warped Runner. A new runner taking its design cues from their 990 family. This time, integrating it onto a brand new midsole. The upper remains clean with the mesh base layer overlaid with beige suede. Tonal renderings distinguish the different materials with the biggest contrast coming through the navy blue “N” imprint on the profiles.

Information is scant right now, with the only information available discerned from the images by @kicksdong. More details should emerge within the coming months that will expound the specifics of the brand new silhouette, as well as any release information. So stay tuned for that!

Elsewhere, have a look at the Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance TWO WXY v3 that Jamal Murray broke out in the NBA Finals recently.