I had to get up extra early today to head to the my local shopping mall to pick up the Russell Westbrook Jordan XXXII “Russ” today. And ironically , what stunned me when I walked into the store was not the Jordan 32 but a camo pair of 990’s souped up with accessories sitting a glass display. I immediately inquired about them and they are called the NB990 Survival Pack. I definitely want to give a lot of props to New Balance for this pack; it comes with accessories you can actually utilize hence the survial pack. A lot of sneakers I’ve seen from other brands usually come with accessories that are just for the taste of the eyes, but not with the survival pack 990.
That’s just the accessories, I haven’t even mentioned the materials that make up the shoe. They are dressed in a multi layer upper made up of premium pigskin leather with breathable fabric underlays. NB branding will grace the quarter panel and the customary “N” logo will come with 3M reflective details on the side panels. Additional logos can be spotted on the outside of the tongue, the back and the sockliner. Cushioning is an integral part of the 990 model with the use of the ENCAP technology on the midsole ( a combination of a core EVA encapsulated in a PU shell for superior cushioning). New Balance has also made some improvement with the version 4 of the 990’s to enhance breathability.
New Balance 990 “Survival Pack”