The New Balance M996 has been reissued in a Fred Segal exclusive make up. The sneaker features all-over premium pigskin leather and is made in the U.S. at one of New Balance’s Maine factories. “The 996 was first introduced in 1988 and with an improved midsole, (utilizing the ENCAP® heel with a C-CAP midsole) was the best stability and cushioning combo to date. The 996 also featured the first use of 3M Scotchlight reflective trim for safer night time running by New Balance.” Available at Fred Segal (store guide) on May 13, 2010. Limited to 47 pairs.