New Balance 990 - Men's The New Balance 990 provides the perfect blend of comfort and style. Lightweight, supportive pigskin/synthetic/mesh upper adds a nice level of breathability and comfort. Reflective detail offers a level of visibility while on the roads. Dual-density collar foam uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support. ABZORB® provides cushioning and energy displacement. NDurance® rubber gives maximum durability in high-wear areas. Blown rubber forefoot.