The New Balance 990 is a premium running shoe first released in 1982 by New Balance. The shoe features a durable leather and mesh upper and is known for its high-quality construction and premium materials. The shoe is built on the ENCAP midsole technology that provides cushioning and support. It's considered a classic and iconic shoe that is still available for purchase. The 990 has been worn by many people from all walks of life, from athletes to everyday wearers, and it's still considered one of the best running shoes of all time. It's available in various colorways and it's often re-released in limited edition versions. It's also considered a status symbol among sneaker enthusiasts and fashion-conscious consumers.