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New Balance M990

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  • The classic design combined with the reliable cushioning and support of the New Balance® M990 are sure to carry you comfortably from mile zero through to your last stride.
  • A running shoe built for the moderate overpronator who requires a combination of cushioning and enhanced stability.
  • Breathable mesh upper.
  • Supportive pigskin overlays.
  • Reflective cushioning promotes visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Plush tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • Synthetic lining offers a great step-in feel.
  • Foam insole supplies light underfoot cushioning.
  • Polyurethane midsole for long-lasting plush and resistance to compression set.
  • ENCAP® provides support and optimal durability.
  • ABZORB® mid-foot cushioning for exceptional shock absorption.
  • Blown rubber forefoot supplies lightweight cushioning.
  • Ndurance® rubber outsole material for maximum durability.
  • Built on an SL-1 last. This last type has a standard toe box width, a standard instep height, and a standard heel width.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Medicare / HCPCS code = A5500 Diabetic shoe.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 15 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

92% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 3% Half size too Large
  • 92% True to size
  • 5% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
93% Felt true to width
  • 93% Felt true to width
  • 7% Felt narrower than marked
  • 1% Felt wider than marked
50% Moderate arch support
  • 45% Excellent arch support
  • 50% Moderate arch support
  • 5% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The classic design combined with the reliable cushioning and support of the New Balance® M990 are sure to carry you comfortably from mile zero through to your last stride.
  • A running shoe built for the moderate overpronator who requires a combination of cushioning and enhanced stability.
  • Breathable mesh upper.
  • Supportive pigskin overlays.
  • Reflective cushioning promotes visibility in low-light conditions.
  • Plush tongue and collar for added comfort.
  • Synthetic lining offers a great step-in feel.
  • Foam insole supplies light underfoot cushioning.
  • Polyurethane midsole for long-lasting plush and resistance to compression set.
  • ENCAP® provides support and optimal durability.
  • ABZORB® mid-foot cushioning for exceptional shock absorption.
  • Blown rubber forefoot supplies lightweight cushioning.
  • Ndurance® rubber outsole material for maximum durability.
  • Built on an SL-1 last. This last type has a standard toe box width, a standard instep height, and a standard heel width.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Medicare / HCPCS code = A5500 Diabetic shoe.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 15 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

New Balance M990

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 163 reviews.

Top Positive Review

6 people found this review helpful.

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I have tried various running shoes, and this 990 is easily my favorite. They offer excellent support, and a glove-like fit. I tend to pronate, and these shoes offer ample cushioning -- but somehow they are not heavy shoes. In fact, at 12.2 ounces (size 8EE), they are quite light, and they feel even lighter. They weigh over an ounce less than the Asics Evolution 6 shoe (13.5 ounces, size 8.5EE). An added bonus is the fact that the 990 offers a nice, conservative design. So many running shoes these days look like wild kaleidoscopes of strange patterns and colors. These 990s look great, and the miles seem to glide by. Additionally, the fit around my ankle is better than that of other shoes. They feel good and snug, yet comfortable. Other shoes have felt somewhat loose around the ankle, especially in the back. In terms of overall length, I would say these shoes are slightly beyond the "true to size" measurement. I highly recommend the NB 990, and am happy to support American manufacturing.

Read more » « Show less May 9, 2012 by Gt
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Top Critical Review

9 people found this review helpful.

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Smell like cat urine. For the first month these were great shoes. Then they started to smell of cat urine (we don't have a cat). The smell was so strong I assumed I left them outside, and the neighbors' cat got them. So I ordered a replacement pair. One month later they smelled of cat urine. I am not a runner, just wear them out and about. They are no longer wearable. I can only recommend these for the olfactory impaired.

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Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Smell like cat urine. For the first month these were great shoes. Then they started to smell of cat urine (we don't have a cat). The smell was so strong I assumed I left them outside, and the neighbors' cat got them. So I ordered a replacement pair. One month later they smelled of cat urine. I am not a runner, just wear them out and about. They are no longer wearable. I can only recommend these for the olfactory impaired.

Fit Survey

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from new bern nc
6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have tried various running shoes, and this 990 is easily my favorite. They offer excellent support, and a glove-like fit. I tend to pronate, and these shoes offer ample cushioning -- but somehow they are not heavy shoes. In fact, at 12.2 ounces (size 8EE), they are quite light, and they feel even lighter. They weigh over an ounce less than the Asics Evolution 6 shoe (13.5 ounces, size 8.5EE). An added bonus is the fact that the 990 offers a nice, conservative design. So many running shoes these days look like wild kaleidoscopes of strange patterns and colors. These 990s look great, and the miles seem to glide by. Additionally, the fit around my ankle is better than that of other shoes. They feel good and snug, yet comfortable. Other shoes have felt somewhat loose around the ankle, especially in the back. In terms of overall length, I would say these shoes are slightly beyond the "true to size" measurement. I highly recommend the NB 990, and am happy to support American manufacturing.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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Same comment as another reviewer. Sneakers smell like cat urine after a few weeks. Washed them, tried Lysol - no cure. Ridiculous for such expensive sneakers!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I almost never write reviews, but after running in these shoes I felt compelled. I have ran in the New Balance 900 series for the past ten years; loved the 991, hated the 992, 993 were okay, but these Shoes are by far the best running shoes I have ever had! Are slightly more snug than the 993 width and are more cushioned. I have ran further and felt great the entire time in these shoes! My only worry is the bottom of the shoe and how long they will last; they consist of lots of small pieces of rubber that could seemly wear down fast or fall off (you can see them in the pictures) but only time will tell. Hope this review helps.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from United States
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!
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Cat pee odor. New Balance has a quality control issue. After one month these shoes reek. I had to return them for a refund. New Balance customer service says that when their glue gets wet it degrades.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from new bern nc
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