Eastbay has just stocked the New Balance 990 ‘Silver Mint’, a subtle and interesting new colorway of the brand’s most classic runner.
Perhaps the original “dad shoe,” the New Balance 990 was at one time a top-of-the-line performance runner (many still run in it today). In 2018, the shoe comes with a pigskin, mesh, and synthetic upper for a balance of breathability and support. Reflective details should help nighttime runners stay visible, and the dual-density collar foam uses soft foam against the foot and firmer foam away from it for more support.
For cushioning, this Made in USA 990 uses New Balance’s ABZORB foam and a blown rubber forefoot for lightweight comfort. The shoe rides atop NDurance rubber at high wear areas.
The New Balance Made in USA 990 ‘Silver Mint’ is available now at Eastbay.com for $160 in sizes 7 to 14.
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