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Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 990v4

Item #06994
MSRP:$164.95
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Men's NEW BALANCE® 990v4 :: Experience American-made craftsmanship at its finest with this fourth generation of the 990 series, the Men's New Balance® 990v4. Enjoy the perfect blend of cushioning and stability, while getting enhanced foot comfort from the improved breathability and re-designed tongue. You'll also notice better medial support thanks to the new midsole mold design, as well as plenty of stay-seen safety for low light conditions, complements of the 990v4's powerful reflectivity.

Features & Benefits:

  • Stability Web: Optimal arch support that is both rigid and lightweight while preventing midfoot flex
  • Encap Technology: A core of soft cushioning ACTEVA LITE in the midsole with a tough PU rim for more support and durability
  • Engineered Tongue Design: Improved tongue design with lace keeper will help keep tongue in place
  • 30 percent more breathable mesh than the 990v3
  • 3M™ Reflectivity: Helps provide an element of visibility at night
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  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 12mm
  • WEIGHT: 13.6 ounces
Product 06994 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  990v3

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Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Cushions impact (4)
  • Arch support (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (4)
  • Walking (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (5)

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5.0

Try this shoe, You will love it!!

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

This is the only running shoe that I wear! This is the best combination of stability and cushioning on the market! The version 4 seems lighter w/o giving up performance. I use the 990 for both trail and road ultras! Great product!!

 
5.0

quality construction

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

very comfortable

 
5.0

great for serious walkers!

By Greg

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

I walk a lot... 50+ mi/week! I switched back to my tried and true NB 990's a year ago. I used the NB 847 for many years, until they changed the heel design, which no longer works for me.

 
5.0

perfect

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

perfect

 
4.0

Watch your sizing...

By Paul

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

This particular version has increased in size and I had to return these for a smaller size. Still a great shoe.

 
5.0

Color is good

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

Even 13 2A shoes are too wide for my weird feet. New Balance 990 series have been the least expensive shoes that sort of fit. Thank goodness, after 23 years, I can buy shoes that aren't gray!

 
5.0

I would buy again

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

Excellent shoe

 
5.0

NB 992+

By Duane

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

Great shoe and meets my needs very well. I will buy them again.

 
5.0

Best shoe ever!!!

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

I have worn the 990 series since it was introduced in the 1980's! Would definitely recommend to a runner who likes cushioning but needs stability!! This shoe works in The Peachtree Road Race 10k or The Rocky Raccoon 100!

 
3.0

Be prepared to break in these shoes.

By Albert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

I've been an avid runner going on 15 years. When I was first fitted for shoes I thought this is crazy but when I put on my first stability running shoes I knew there was a reason why getting fitted is so important. Prior to purchasing these shoes I wore only Asics Kayano for who knows how long. However, I injured my Achilles about 2 years ago and I thought I would give other shoes a try. While I stuck to stability, most other shoes did not seem to last as long. I shared my story with a store employee and he suggested that I try the New Balance 990. Before I purchased I read reviews and asked quite a few runners about this shoe. All the feedback I received was great, so I decided to purchase. The first thing I noticed was how heavy the shoes were compared to my Kayano's. I knew these shoes would take longer to break in because after my first run, I noticed how stiff the were. However, I took them for a 6 mile run and my feet and knees felt great. However, my second run was not as comfortable. As I write this review, I only have have 55 miles in these shoes. I rated it 3 stars because the comfort level has not been duplicated since the first run. I am going to give them another 2 weeks before I decide whether to keep them or go back to the Kayano's. I truly hope they work out because I feel these shoes will last much longer, however I have to listen to my feet. Hope this review helps.

 
5.0

Would purchase this shoe again

By Burton

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

Great running shoes, fits like a glove

 
1.0

If you like the 998, this is not for you

By Benes

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

I asked for a replacement for the 998 size B. This is not even close. I sent it back after wearing in the house for a few minutes.

 
2.0

Version 4 BE CAREFUL

By Mark

from Port Orange FL

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Major change from V3?
    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      Have been running 990s for several years. Bought 3 pair- 1 v3 and 2 of the V4s. The V3 fits like every other pair- excellent. Great shoe that gives me superb support and comfort. I alternate shoes and when my V2 pair wore out I just started wearing the V4s. Instant pain! The area over my big toe is sewn or cut differently. Assuming it was a one time deal, tried my other brand new pair of V4. Exactly the same. Since it was past the guarantee time, I cut a large slit to relieve the pressure. Now they are fine for walking at least. Went back to my old V3s and they are as comfortable as ever.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I'll buy more

      By Daniel

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      Always been my favorite shoe

       
      4.0

      Great shoe - top of the line

      By JIMBO

      from Trumperica, America

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training
      • Gym
      • Pavement
      • Road Running
      • Trail Running
      • Walking
      • Wet Conditions
      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      Great shoe. The best support in any gym shoe i ever tried. It is amazing. The support is great way better than any ASICS including the KAYANO. The shoe is not ideal for heavy foot movement as it is quite heavy. That is the only reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5 but light shoes rarely have support but its more like 4.5 stars. If you have any knee, back or structure pain and any shoes bother you try these. For the idiot review person that gave it one star bc it wore out bc you walk funny on the side of your feet - please that is your problem not the shoes so stop posting stupid reviews.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Feels Great

      By Michael

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      Outstanding...... made in USA shoes

       
      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Michael

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      Great fitting shoes, my 990v3 lasted longer than any shoe ever (6 months). I am hoping to get the same out of these made in USA shoes.So far they have been super...........

       
      4.0

      So far so good

      By Thomas

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      I selected these because they are available in narrow widths and have generally been happy with NB in the past. Also, some other reviewers said they were good with orthotics for people with plantar fasciitis like me. So far they have been pretty comfortable and fit as expected. I tried them with and without arch supports and they have been pretty good. They provide a stiff and stable platform. I've only had them for a week or so but am optimistic so far.

       
      5.0

      Best version of the 990 yet!!

      By Timothy

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      I have worn 4 versions of this shoe, and this is by far the most comfortable and best fitting for me. It reminds me of my all-time favorite New Balance, the old 878, only with more stability. I am a heavier guy, around 220, and this shoe works great for my needs. Excellent shoe and made in the U.S.A.!

       
      5.0

      I have been running for 47 years and this shoe does best for

      By Martin

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      I have been running for 47 years and this shoe does best for me.

       
      1.0

      Ruined after 2 uses

      By Richard

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      I have ankle issues that impact the way I walk, on the outside of may left foot. This in turn affects the way my shoes wear. I wore this shoes twice for 3 mile walks and they are already ruined. I have worn NB for years and thought these would last a lot longer.

       
      5.0

      Improved across all measures while staying true to fit.

      By James

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      The 990V4 is an improvement over the V3 in just about every area. They are more comfortable, have better (not more) cushioning, and, best of all, are more durable. I'm on my third pair of V4's and they last an average of 30% longer than my experience with the V3. I'm a "high mileage" walker averaging about 8 miles a day. Even though these are excellent shoes I still need to use a special sock liner. I use the Super Feet black insert with memory foam or the Pro Foot 2oz Miracle. Both work well as they conform to my problem feet. The best thing about the V4 is it is improved while maintaining the same fit. My experience with other brands has been negative as every update changes the fit in some way. The V4's while expensive are true to the original fit and are still the best for my money.

       
      5.0

      Husband says they fit very well.

      By Margaret

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      Husband really likes the New Balance shoes. He's not a runner, but likes them for casual wear.

       
      4.0

      Husband really likes the New Balance shoes.

      By Margaret

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      Had to return these shoes, ordered a size too small.

       
      5.0

      I hope this shoe never gets discontinued.

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

      I use this shoe for walking. I walk 4-6 miles every other day. Great cushioning at the heel & not to tight around the toes. I bought a second pair just to wear for casual use.

       
      2.0

      Don't like the redesign of the v4 in several ways

      By Ron

      from Ft Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Breathable

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

        I have narrow feet, but shoes were too narrow in the front. The tongue and laces come up too high on the front of your foot

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I have worn New Balance for 30 years and will continue.

        By Dennis

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

        Great shoe. Will buy again.

         
        5.0

        Great shoe

        By Eric

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

        These are one of the comfortable pair of shoes I own. NB has not let me down on this one!

         
        5.0

        I have bought several pairs of this shoe

        By James

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

        I've been buying the 990 in its various forms for about 10 years. I have a narrow foot, and New Balance is the only brand I've tried that is narrow enough for me (I use the B width). There have been a few ups and downs over the years, but on the whole it's been pretty consistent, and it's the only one that I buy.

         
        5.0

        Returning to the New Balance brand

        By Wade

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe:

        I have been a runner for over fifty years. Consequently, my feet, legs, etc. have taken a beating. I was always a New Balance fan but a couple of years ago, tried other brands which advertised that they provided cushioning and support, both of which I sorely (no pun intended) need. Sorry...the others are good shoes, no question about it. But the best shoe for me in terms of protecting my feet with cushioning and support is New Balance. This version of the 990 is a great shoe. I'm happy to return to New Balance and don't plan to buy other brands ever again.

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