The sneaker world is no stranger to seasonal palettes. As we transition from summer sunsets to autumnal shades, New Balance presents its masterclass in fall footwear with the new Made in USA 990v6 in a harmonious blend of green and gold. This isn’t just any gold; it’s a subtle shade of wheat gold, perfectly complemented by the soft hues of cream and tan.
The allure of the pair is evident. Its light golden mesh upper, shimmering like the first rays of dawn, is perfectly paired with tonal wheat gold suede overlays. Soft cream paneling traces from midfoot to toe, while tan leathers anchor the rear. But the drama is in the details: Deep, striking greens, reminiscent of forest canopies, play beautifully on the branded sections and upper eyestay. Underfoot, the classic white and grey midsole, capped by a green rubber outsole, effortlessly rounds out the design, encapsulating the season’s spirit in every step.
However, this design brilliance isn’t merely a fluke. Enter Teddy Santis, whose influence on New Balance’s Made in USA line has been transformative. Since joining the creative ranks of the Boston-based footwear giant, Santis has been instrumental in breathing new life and a fresh perspective into the iconic line. His touch, a blend of traditional craftsmanship and avant-garde design principles, is palpable in every contour of the 990v6.
When did New Balance 990 v6 come out?
The MADE in USA 990v6, originally introduced in 2016, continued to refine the v3’s modernization of the silhouette with a streamlined take on the mesh and pigskin suede overlay upper construction and fine-tuned adjustments to the cushioning. New Balance MADE U.S. footwear contains a domestic value of 70% or more.
What does v6 mean on New Balance?
The “v” indicates the version number of your shoes.
For example, the New Balance 880v10 has received multiple updates (v2, v3, v4, v5, v6,v7) When looking at the complete style number (ex. M860K10) the letters that follow the number indicate the color code. The “10” indicates the version.