Leather upper with rubber sole. Lace-up front. Mesh and embossed details. NEWB-WZ159. WL520GY. 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.