Hate to be the THAT guy – but the ‘Protection Pack’ is actually called the ‘Refined Future’ pack, feel free to drop that one at dinner parties. Anyway, if you thought another entry in this beloved collection would somehow miss the mark boy do you look silly. Rocking with the same hacked D.I.Y upper, this new offering ups the ante in a sultry driftwood beige with even hairier, more premium suede laid across a lattice of crisp suede and breathable mesh. New Balance logo detailing lands on the tongue and heel before being framed on the laterals in crisp white leather. Underfoot, we find a full-length ABZORB midsole layered above an SBS Heel Insert and N-ergy rubber outsole.