New Balance's Made program maintains the fierce pride in domestic production that the US brand has maintained for over 75 years. This is the latest generation of the flagship 990 made in USA, now its in fifth official incarnation: working title 990v5. Capitalising on the tried and true combination of pigskin suede and mesh, subtle updates to panel shapes, 3M-Reflectivity, lockdown straps and generous lining means the fit is as cradled and true to size as ever. Inside, an OrthoLite comfort insole. The re-tooled ENCAP midsole provides unbeatable stability and support, making it near impossible to overpronate. A new blown rubber tread pattern increases the grip even further from the v4. This could be the best 990 yet.