With performance at the forefront and over four years of sneaker research involved, the New Balance 990 sneaker debuted in 1982 as the ultimate technical runner. The New Balance 990v5 Made In USA 'Black' sneaker is the May 2019 iteration of the iconic silhouette, proudly make by American workers at a New England factory. It sports a breathable mesh upper, accompanied by tonal suede overlays. A semi-transparent tongue tab shows off the 'Made in the USA' American flag label, while reflective 3M accents adorn the shoe throughout. Below, a modified ENCAP midsole and Ortholite insole updates the athletic heritage.