With a shared focus on premium materials and a strict attention to detail, New Balance teams up with Engineered Garments to offer the first collaboration on its newest 990, the v5. Resulting in three monochromatic pairs, each collaborative iteration is an effortless merging of Engineered Garments’ iconic patchworking and New Balance’s classic 990 silhouette.
Dressed here in navy blue, the 990v5’s panelled upper utilises breathable mesh as the base on each shoe, with each then deviating and wearing different combinations of luxe leather, suede and nubuck. Throwing in some subtle croc and lizard embossing for good measure, the mismatched aesthetic is further reinforced through alternating cotton and waxed laces. To complete the American-made sneaker, the midsole and outsole are dressed in the same tonal navy, but remain unchanged from a tech standpoint, ensuring you’ll still be stepping out in comfort.