New Balance are giving their 990V2 another chance and offering the Made In USA Bringback to the people. The shoe has some notable differences from the classic 990, mostly on the midsole. You'll notice immediately that the ENCAP sole undulates rather than flatlining like other 990s, but the real talking point here is that bubble. Like the NB1700, this 990 is one of the rare bubble-sporting NBs that utilise air as cushioning, and the omission of the front, lateral bubble makes this one of the best. The NB990V2 is definitely a big deal to a core group of NB heads, but even if you're just out to stunt in something different then this revamped 990 from '82 is a safe cop.
The New Balance 990V2 Made In USA Bringback is available now from New Balance's online store.