Worn on fashion runways, and morning runs. New Balance's fifth iteration of the 990 is upon us. An evolved take on the V4 New Balance opts to subtly build on the V4's work. Perhaps the biggest change is a streamlined midsole appearance and a reshaped toe box area featuring more straight-edged and angular accents and a brand new TPU piece on the midsection. Detailing arrives via a signature MiUSA badge on the tongue & 990 foil branding on the heel .