A popular staple of the New Balance running-inspired shoes changes only its name, from the 993 to the 990. Everything wearers have come to love about the shoe remains.
Since its debut in the heart of the 2008 holiday season, the New Balance 993 has delivered consistent cushioning and stability in a running-shoe format, none of which changed when it became the 990 in April 2012. The New Balance 990 is built for the mild-to-moderate overpronator, or those whose feet tend to roll inward after heelstrike. The 990 provides stability for these feet, allowing for a smooth transition through each stride. At the heart of this support is the midsole. It consists of C-Cap® molded ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) foam with a single-density polyurethane post to support the instep. ABZORB DTS® combines ABSORB® and ABSORB SBS® foams to provide optimal cushioning. ENCAP® is a core of soft cushioning EVA with a tough polyurethane rim for added support and durability. The upper consists of supportive pigskin, synthetic and mesh in a running-inspired design. A dual-density collar uses a softer-density foam against the ankle for cushioning, and a firmer-density foam for support.
Quality advantage New Balance 990 - Men's - Running - Shoes - Grey/Black