The 990 has been manufactured in America for more than 75 years, representing a significant portion of the company’s US sales, and now it comes outfitted proudly in the nation’s colors of red, white and blue. As with its predecessors, the upper is made up of premium nubuck, mesh for breathability, and rubber for added support and texture. Most of the upper is dressed with “Nimbus Cloud” white, with dashes of “Team Royal” blue by the toe cap and outlining the New Balance logo on the midfoot, and “Team Red” by the heel counter and outsole. The color scheme extends up to the logos on the tongue, highlighting the usual American flag and “990v5” tags. Of course, the sneaker comes ready with its regular ENCAP midsole technology and a Dual Density Collar Foam.