Leather and textile upper with rubber sole. Lace-up front. Holographic accent at heel. NEWB-WZ139. WL696GFR. New Balance began as a Boston-based arch support company in the early 1900's, developed into a specialized shoe manufacturer in the 1970's, and has grown to become a leading global athletic products company. Today New Balance is a family of brands including New Balance, Dunham, PF Flyers, Aravon, Warrior and Brine.