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New Balance W990

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  • The classic design combined with the reliable cushioning and support of the New Balance® W990 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:
    • Heel Height: 1 14 in
    • Weight: 12 oz
    • Platform Height: 34 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

86% Felt true to size
  • 4% Full size too large
  • 4% Half size too Large
  • 86% True to size
  • 4% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
76% Felt true to width
  • 76% Felt true to width
  • 18% Felt narrower than marked
  • 7% Felt wider than marked
50% Moderate arch support
  • 34% Excellent arch support
  • 50% Moderate arch support
  • 16% 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® W990 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:
    • Heel Height: 1 14 in
    • Weight: 12 oz
    • Platform Height: 34 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

New Balance W990

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 77 reviews.

Top Positive Review

4 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

These shoes fit me well. I wore my old 992s long past their useful life because the 993 did not fit me at all. They were too narrow in the toe no matter what combination of sizes I tried. These 990s fit well; unlike the first reviewer, I find the toe box perfect. I have a foot with wide toes (my little toe is right up near the others), but a narrow midfoot and narrow heel. I did have to go up to a half size longer than my 992s, but I do not know if that is New Balance sizing or my feet growing. My one complaint about the shoes is that the red color on the "New Balance" name on the end of the tongue rubs off on the laces. I was tempted to give them four stars for style because of that feature, but I do like the style otherwise. Just lose the unnecessary red dye. And thanks, New Balance, for bringing back a slightly wider pair of shoes, which I can wear!

Read more » « Show less May 28, 2012 by CJ
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Top Critical Review

19 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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This is the first review I have ever written on Zappos and I have bought a lot of shoes from here. But I just had to make a statement about these horrible New Balance shoes! I thought New Balance might have gotten smart and gone back to making shoes like the 991 from many years ago but instead they came out with this crap. The toe box is ridiculously narrow. A wide toe box used to be what New Balance was known for. Way more narrow than my Asics and not as comfortable. I do not have wide feet but when it is hot outside and I am working out my feet tend to swell a little bit. It used to be that New Balance was the best to compensate for that, but not any more. Their quality is now very poor and I have heard from many running stores that they will not even carry them anymore due to the poor quality. I would have to say that Asics has taken over as the best running shoes out there, especially if you wear orthotics. Stay away from these shoes. If you do not like the 993 you will certainly not like this these. They are worse.

Read more » « Show less April 30, 2012 by Roberta
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19 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is the first review I have ever written on Zappos and I have bought a lot of shoes from here. But I just had to make a statement about these horrible New Balance shoes! I thought New Balance might have gotten smart and gone back to making shoes like the 991 from many years ago but instead they came out with this crap. The toe box is ridiculously narrow. A wide toe box used to be what New Balance was known for. Way more narrow than my Asics and not as comfortable. I do not have wide feet but when it is hot outside and I am working out my feet tend to swell a little bit. It used to be that New Balance was the best to compensate for that, but not any more. Their quality is now very poor and I have heard from many running stores that they will not even carry them anymore due to the poor quality. I would have to say that Asics has taken over as the best running shoes out there, especially if you wear orthotics. Stay away from these shoes. If you do not like the 993 you will certainly not like this these. They are worse.

I'd also recommend: ASICS

Fit Survey

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Sunnyvale,CA
8 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I, too, just had to make a statement about these horrible New Balance shoes! I have been a very happy New Balance customer for many years, and was taken in by the company's big ads. Brand new, these shoes feel like they are ready for replacement. There is no foot cushioning at all, and little or no arch support. I am very disappointed. Do not be fooled by the hype.

I'd also recommend: NB 1540 or NB 993

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No arch support

  • from in Florida
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes fit me well. I wore my old 992s long past their useful life because the 993 did not fit me at all. They were too narrow in the toe no matter what combination of sizes I tried. These 990s fit well; unlike the first reviewer, I find the toe box perfect. I have a foot with wide toes (my little toe is right up near the others), but a narrow midfoot and narrow heel. I did have to go up to a half size longer than my 992s, but I do not know if that is New Balance sizing or my feet growing. My one complaint about the shoes is that the red color on the "New Balance" name on the end of the tongue rubs off on the laces. I was tempted to give them four stars for style because of that feature, but I do like the style otherwise. Just lose the unnecessary red dye. And thanks, New Balance, for bringing back a slightly wider pair of shoes, which I can wear!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Southern California
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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My podiatrist recommended these shoes, so I ordered them. I'm on my feet all day at work as a cashier & customer service rep. for a large retail store and these shoes are Very comfortable. They give great support, without smashing my toes and I often get compliments on how cute they look.

I'd also recommend: Clark and Dansko

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Elkhart, IN
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Really nice, relaxed fit shoes. A little more roomy than most shoes I've tried on in this size, in a good way for my feet. Very comfortable. I have a wide toe box, my toes are all basically the same length, and my ankle/heel is relatively small. These fit great!

I'd also recommend: Keen, Brooks, Lowa

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Austin, TX
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