The New Balance 990 . first seen in 1978 . blends athleticism with tech innovation for a modern running profile. Returning in Spring 2018 for its 40th anniversary . this ‘Off White Gold’ iteration reworks the classic in pigskin suede underscored by a flag label on the tongue . an embossed monogram and foil logotype on the heel. Perforated windows enhance breathability. The structural midsole and gum rubber outsole segments yield a rugged appeal.