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New Balance revives 801 With Monochromatic GORE-TEX Uppers

New Balance has revamped the white ML801GTB and black ML801GWB by adding monochromatic GORE-TEX uppers.

One gets a cream white upper, with hi-tech details added to optimize performance. “New Balance 801” is embroidered on the tongue, along with round laces and grey detailing outlining the tongue, eyelets and inner collars. A “GORE-TEX”-branded strip runs across the upper sidewalls, and a tonal “N” logo sets on mesh underlays.

The smooth leather mudguards have geometric patterns and ridges to give contrast the mesh body. The ML801GWB gets the same design, but in all-black, and both have ABZORB technology, a thick rubber midsole equipped with C-CAP cushioning and a compression-molded EVA.

The New Balance 801 ML801GTB and ML801GWB is available at for $182 USD.