The New Balance 990's fifth incarnation – the 990v5 – has hit shelves Stateside, but we've managed to pop 'em on foot for a spin ahead of their global rollout. With a legacy that spans over three decades, the v5 blends the perfect combination of cushioning and stability – you can take our word for it!
No surprises in terms of the palette, with NB grey the hue of choice on the pig suede upper. The performance upgrades come via the new TPU power strap, Ortholite inserts, and tweaked branding on the tongue and foxing. Strategically placed mesh panels improve breathability, while reflective accents add some low-light luminance.
The New Balance 990v5 is available now in the US, with a global release scheduled for May 4. Customisable options will be available from July 14.