Once 2022 ends and we compile all of our top 10 sneakers for the year, it will be no surprise to see at least a few pairs of New Balance models make the cut. This is in part to their killer 2022 which featured the introduction of new silhouettes like the 9060 as well as key collaborations with Salehe Bembury, Joe Freshgoods, and Aime Leon Dore founder Teddy Santis. The latter of the three has done such a good job through his label that New Balance offered him the role as Creative Director of their Made in USA line, launching their seasonal collection in the spring of 2022. Now, as we approach the launch of Season 2, we’ve got detailed looks at an upcoming New Balance 990v1 apart of the collection.
Coming to us in “Tan Green” (similar to that of a 990v3 showcased weeks back), the model comes with its titular shades thrown across the pigskin suede and mesh upper. Tan covers 3/4 of the sneaker with the mesh underlay, mudguard, quarter panel, and collar getting this hue while accenting green hits land on the leather “N” logo and heel tab. Cream laces run up a similarly shaded tongue towards a New Balance-branded tongue tag featuring red and black hits. Even more cream tones are present thanks to the sockliner while the insole gets a green makeover with retro “New Balance” branding coming in white. Back on the heel, a shaggy suede in a sulfur yellow hue wraps above the plastic “NB” branded heel counter while the entire design is finished off by a white midsole paired with a black rubber outsole.
The New Balance 990v1 Made In USA By Teddy Santis Tan Green is set to release on January 26th, 2023 through New Balance and select retailers online and in-store. Retailing for $190, the pair will launch in men’s sizing. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest from Santis & NB as well as more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
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