New Balance’s WRPD Runner takes the traditional New Balance lifestyle silhouette, and distorts and warps the familiar shape into a whole new innovative design. It’s a lifestyle aesthetic that is combined with tech-utility, with a sculpted and exaggerated result that gives the shoe a modern look and feel.
Charlotte Lee, Senior Footwear Designer at New Balance says, “The WRPD Runner is a new concept driven by the unique space where style and performance meet. The upper has a refined focus on simplicity and quality, whilst the sole is a warped expression of our pinnacle running technology, FuelCell. The fluid lines of the foam are blended with the abstract nature of futuristic design, evoking a strong sense of movement.”
The upper is a nod to the iconic New Balance running design featuring an oval shape as a new and modern interpretation of the brand’s retro running models.
The midsole features soft sculpted FuelCell technology with a medial stability post and forefoot cushioning, as well as an exaggerated crash pad design in the heel.
Finally, there’s a warped outsole design with a unique, wavy tread pattern.
New Balance WRPD Runner is priced at $259 and available in a “Sea Salt” colourway. Buy online at WWW.NEWBALANCE.COM.SG, or in-store at NB 1906 ION Orchard and Limited Edt beginning August 16, 2023. Additional colourways will be launched in the coming months.