ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
New Balance 990 M990GR1
New Balance 990 M990GR1
New Balance 990 M990GR1
New Balance 990 M990GR1

Back In Stock: New Balance 990 in Grey
Release: 29 June 2022

Style Code: M990Gr1

Colourway: Grey

The New Balance 990 is getting some time in the sun lately thanks to limited editions like the Teddy Santis-curated collection, but its strongest colourway has always been its OG grey. There’s objectively no point making an original option limited edition, so NB have done well to restock it once more. In their own words, ‘simply put, the 990 is the shoe so good, that we’ve never stopped making it.’

With little discerning this version from the 1982 progenitor, the brand maintains their reputation for producing accurate retros. The quality suede and mesh combo returns in all of its Made In USA glory, and, of course, it’s the perfect shade of grey. Other components are also period correct, from the crisp white MCD (Motion Control Device) on the heels to the Vibram rubber soles, plus the dab of reflective material on the heel counter. All is sat on a chamfered dual density foam midsole for that old-school cushioning feel.

Assuming the v1 is the final piece of the sneaker puzzle for those with v2 to v5 – or perhaps the current pair is worn out – head over to New Balance right now before pairs sell out yet again. They’re moving quickly, so make haste.

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