Hairy suede and mesh upper. Synthetic suede sockliner. ENCAP midsole cushioning with lightweight foam and a durable polyurethane rim for comfort. Made in USA branding. An undisputed icon, the 990v1 remains as relevant today as it was decades ago at its inception. The first version of New Balance’s beloved 990, the silhouette boasts a sleek build, here featuring hairy suede on the upper for a premium look and feel, paired with sections of mesh that enhance breathability. The sneaker showcases the classic N logo on the side, now arriving in a neutral colorway for daily wear. New Balance’s 990 series has recently been rejuvenated in a major way as the brand continues to celebrate the seminal franchise and subsequently crank out new colorways and OG reissues alike. The original 990 made waves in the early 1980s when it became the first running shoe with a three-figure price tag. In the years since, New Balance has consistently perfected the design with new versions that remain known for their superior comfort.