Give your feet a luxurious ride and superior comfort. Developed specifically for the shape and structure of women's feet, the Wcy996 by New Balance upper uses lightweight, supportive foam and a soft interior layer of breathable mesh. The full-length foam turns cushioned landings into dynamic takeoffs. Durable synthetic overlays add stability, stabilizing the mid-foot. A full-length molded sock liner adds comfort and creates a custom fit. Integrated components enhance the foot's natural positioning from heel strike to toe-off. New Balance gel cushioning technology creates lightweight comfort and focuses rear-foot shock absorption that shifts to forefoot for a balanced bounce back; this enables a full range of movement in multiple planes as the foot progresses through the stride phases. Attention to heel construction provides improved support and creates a contoured heel environment. By stabilizing your heel, the entire foot is aligned better. Strategically placed rubber increases traction and covers high impact areas for greater durability with less weight. The innovative technology employed on the upper combines multi-directional stretch mesh with tractable reinforcements that contour to the foot, creating a unique, custom fit. Some colorway options use reflective materials, designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.