New Balance 990v5

Men's Stability Running Shoes View Women's
Star Rating is 5 / 5
8 Verified Reviews
Raspberry / Strawberry #1127896-RSRW-ABIW
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The iconic men's New Balance 990 blends style and substance in a premium package.

The New Balance 990 represents a timeless style that’s built to last. The 990 begins with a pigskin upper that’s precisely cut and trimmed to shape before being hand-stitched with mesh panels. Designers then added subtle reflective details for a pop of extra visibility.

Beneath the suede-and-mesh upper, the 990v5 employs ENCAP midsole technology. New Balance’s ENCAP tech is made of two different components: a core of soft EVA for cushion surrounded by a rim of tougher polyurethane for support and durability.

With a dual-density foam collar for comfort and a blown rubber outsole that resist abrasion, the men's New Balance 990v5 feels just as comfortable on a run as it does at a nice dinner.

Tech specs

New Balance 990v5


Suede, mesh


ENCAP: EVA + polyurethane


12 mm


Running, lifestyle


Road, track

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Star Rating is 5 / 5
Based on 8 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 5 / 5

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Bril 7 months ago Verified Purchase

I am satisfied. Comfortable. Stylish flava with the classic grey NB color.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Love the Greys

Audemars 11 months ago Verified Purchase

I bought my first pair of 990's in 1985 when I was working at a mall and Footlocker offered a 15% discount for mall employees. I remember paying $85 for them after the discount and as a 19 year old that felt like a lot of money. I used them as my primary running shoes for a least 2 years and got into the routine of buying a new pair every 2ish years thereafter. Quality has always been excellent although I migrated away from 990's for running maybe 15 years ago. The past two pairs I've purchased were the all black version and I'm still wondering if it's just me - but the all black versions did not seem to be as high quality as the greys. I bought a pair of 990v5's in 2019 in all black and were never pleased with them. Then I realized this was the second pair of all black 990's I've purchased that i didn't like and I typically go for the all black versions of running shoes. I ended up taking them to the Goodwill since I hadn't worn them very much. I purchased this current pair in the grey colorway and I have worn them several times since received. For some reason these feel like higher quality than the all black version. I'm wondering if it has to do with the quality of the suede? I also have gone on a couple of runs in these new versions. I usually average 10-20 miles per week and a 2 mile jog felt 'ok'. These shoes feel heavy less 'squishy' and VERY stable compared with my normal running shoes (Brooks Glycerin NB 1080 etc). You can absolutely run in them but there are better current options. I will use these as 'lifestyle' shoes at this point and for that purpose they are excellent. Service from Fleet Feet was excellent as it always has been.

Star Rating is 5 / 5


Nina L 1 year ago Verified Purchase

Excellent quality and service

Star Rating is 5 / 5

Sneakers and innersoles

Wayne A 2 years ago Verified Purchase

I feel confident that I will be stable no matter how long of a walk I take. And to me thats a big deal. To have the confidence that I'm stable on my feet. Thankyou so much.

Star Rating is 5 / 5

very great!

Cindy 4 years ago Verified Purchase

very great!

Star Rating is 5 / 5

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Stephen 4 years ago Verified Purchase

Fast efficient purchase; merchandise delivered to my home in four days