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New Balance 990v4 Version 4
New Balance 990v4 Version 4
New Balance 990v4 Version 4
New Balance 990v4 Version 4

Conclude the New Balance 'Version Series' with the 990v4 'Version 4'
Release: 5 February 2022

Style Code: M990VS4

Colourway: ,Version 4

The New Balance 990 ‘Version Series’ is completing its quartet of celebratory releases with the imminent arrival of the 990v4 ‘Version 4’. Having originally been in the market for what seemed like a blink of an eye in the late 2010s, fans of the model will be glad to see it make an encore for the 40th anniversary of the flagship Made In USA line. And those who slept on the design a few years ago will have another chance to get acquainted.

New Balance 990v4 Version 4
New Balance 990v4 Version 4
New Balance 990v4 Version 4

Like its ‘Version’ siblings, the 990v4 recalls its OG grey colourway, but also adds some special touches to denote its limited edition status. Some details are in plain sight, such as the ruby ‘Version 4’ tag on the lateral ankle collar and tonal branding on the tongue loop. Other amendments seem almost specifically catered for the deepest decipherers of the brand: microfibre lining is inherited from the v4’s predecessors, replacing its usual mesh type; and the insoles have custom graphics like the other pairs in this collection too.

Of course, the familiar features that the model is known and loved for by its cult followers are retained. Pigskin suede and mesh is the standard configuration for the upper, and the ENCAP-wrapped midsole insert is objectively still one of the most supportive designs in the NB catalogue.

This release will appeal to all sneakerheads, including the collectors wanting to complete their ‘Version Series’, and the NB newcomers who will secure the v4 as their introduction to the brand.

Head into New Balance stores in Australia on February 5 to scoop a pair, and sign up for raffles that are open right now from Up There, Above The Clouds, and Subtype.

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