On trend to make 2019 its most adventurous year yet, New Balance further delves outside of its comfort zone with its cherished 990v5, giving it a hybridized upgrade by way of the 801 trail shoe’s sole unit. A frankenstein’s monster in the best way possible, the kit pits two divergent aesthetics on top of one another with the upper staying true to core ideals in its standard swathe of grey pig suede and darker-tinted mesh fabrications. Sole units are ripped entirely from the hiking-ready model with no modifications whatsoever; its dips, dives, and aggressive molds are furthered in intricacy by its black tread, creating a look that might set flame to what could be a long-running trend of sole swapping classics. Grab a detailed look at one of the most wild pairs out of the Boston brand most recently, and expect to see it hitting retailers and likely NewBalance.com on August 12th.
New Balance 990v5/801
Release Date: August 12th, 2019