New Balance III

New Balance III

In 1982, New Balance released a radical sneaker. The objective was ambitious: making the best running sneaker in the world. The 990 gained immediate critical acclaim upon its release. Today, the shoe’s thoughtfully-engineered design, minimal aesthetic, and gimmick-free comfort continue to strike across generations, remaining incontestably relevant in the here-and-now of sneaker culture. 

The 990v4—the silhouette’s most recent iteration—is the realization of over three and half decades of development; still implementing New Balance owner Jim Davis’ original brief to craft a sneaker that stands out as the very best of its kind. Formally released in 2016, the v4 keeps the original iconic shape and treatment with the introduction of a redesigned sole unit and minor updates to the upper pattern. 

This collaboration is crafted in tonal nubuck and mesh construction featuring a textural contrast that highlights the silhouette’s nuanced colorway. Subtle 3M details, reflective secondary laces and custom logo-molded toggle enhance a versatile functionality that is core to this sneaker’s original identity. 

Available to purchase for 265 USD on Thursday, October 14 at 12 PM EST.