There's a little bit of confusion around the J.Crew exclusive New Balance models that have been showing up over the last couple of years. Are they colourways NB hands just to J.Crew? Are they full-on collaborations with the J.Crew brain trust? There are so many of them, it's hard to believe it could be the latter, but word is J.Crew design boss Frank Muytjens has indeed had a lot to do with the steady stream of freshness. This new double pack is strong, 'Cobblestone' and 'Indigo Flame' renditions of the 1982-born New Balance 990 V.1 show up shining hard and ready for the streets. We've got to nominate the orange flame joints as the fiyahh pair of this release. Both will drop on March 7 at J.Crew.