In the spring of 1978, some New Balance designers had an ambitious undertaking to develop the very best running shoe. The result was the 990 and it's a shoe that's been raising the bar on quality ever since. A perfect blend of cushioning and style, the shoe looks as good on your morning run as it does on the runway. Featuring a blown rubber outsole, dual density collar foam for extra ankle comfort and an ENCAP midsole cushioning to deliver all-day support. The suede and mesh upper finish the piece, now you're good to go.