I’m sure the minute people see the Off White in the title of this post, they’ll immediately infer that Virgin Abloh inspired the shoe. Ladies and gentlemen, the Off White New Balance 990 has nothing to do with him, its just the color scheme that’s all. I also came across this pair earlier today while in the mall and I was instantly drawn to it. What caught my attention was its inner liner and the box it comes in. The liner appears shiny and the box isn’t the standard blue/red box but a silver one with an actual removable lid.
The shoes feature a premium pigskin leather covered in perforations in specific places for ventilation purposes. NB branding will grace the quarter panel and the customary “N” logo will come 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). Colors include off white( angora), gold and brown on the soles. New Balance has also made some improvement with the version 4 of the 990’s to enhance breathability.
Off White New Balance 990 Angora