There are two things the New Balance 99X series is best known for – premium ‘Made in USA’ construction and a mingling of low-key grey-on-grey textiles. The latest release from NB manages to tick the first box on the 99X checklist, but has abandoned the line’s signature ‘greige’ in favour of earthy autumn hues. The M990V2 is cloaked in supple tawny nubuck and leafy-brown waxed leather. For a subtle variance, buttery perforated nubuck replaces the model’s traditional mesh underlays. A white ABZORB sole unit provides extra-cushy contrast against the warm caramel upper. Signed off with ‘Made in U.S.A.’ embroidery, you can expect nothing short of perfection from this top-tier release.
The New Balance M990DVN2 in 'Tawny Brown' is available now from select New Balance stockists, including Up There.