The 990v5 is a shoe you either love or hate, so this darker-toned version of the inaugural grey colorway may just be the one to convert those who are still on the fence. Here, the Made in the USA sneaker sports a charcoal-hued upper made with soft nubuck, breathable mesh and rubber panels for stability. Of course, NB’s signature ENCAP midsole and Ortholite insole bring on a level of comfort only available with the Boston-bred brand.
The UNITED ARROWS x New Balance M990UA5 is currently available at NB Japan’s website for ¥28,000 JPY (approximately $250 USD).
In related news, New Balance also premiered a throwback 990 with MADNESS.