The 990v5 just released the other month as the incumbent pinnacle of New Balance’s Made in USA line. However, NB keeps the engine hot by continuing manufacture of the second edition 990, seen here in ubiquitous grey.
This author prefers the v2 for its copious use of fine pigskin suede on the upper, with flowing organic lines as opposed to the jagged layering of newer 990s. The closed mesh pattern, 3M-reflective N logo and that microfibre lining. Oh, that luscious microfibre lining. The sole is pretty comfortable too.
Get them now from New Balance in sizes 4 to 13. Although nothing seems to be available from sizes 7 to 9.5 – proving just how popular they are.