The New Balance 990 “Distinct Weekend’ is the latest iteration from the Distinct Weekend collection and it sports a hefty price tag so I’ll get it out of the way: $240. New Balance has never shied from charging a premium for it’s Made in England and Made in the U.S.A. but this latest 990 has gone far beyond the $200 mark. While it is understandable to charge that amount for sneakers made in the U.S.A. or England and not in sweatshops, the media and government have been all over New Balance for years about both “Made in” product lines. It was revealed that only about 70% of the materials in the “Made in” New Balance sneakers were actually made in the country advertised. For more on all that, read this.
If you love the ‘Distinct Weekend’ collection as I do, the New Balance 990 “Distinct Weekend’ is available now at Premier. Share your thoughts on this latest Made in the U.S.A. New Balance in the comments below.