New Balance® 990V6

The expected release date for the New Balance 990V6 is March 14, 2022.

The New Balance 990V6 will have the following features & updates:

  • The New Balance 990V6, still available in the pigskin leather and mesh similar design, should now have more mesh for breathability and flexibility with fewer leather inserts.
  • There is also a wider range of color options expected in the new model besides the general neutral ranges in the predecessor.
  • The New model will offer even better comfort, protection, and stability than the previous one, as New Balance will make slight changes in technology and materials used.
  • Furthermore, you can expect the same durable Blown rubber outsole, with a more lug tread, this time around.

Latest Version of the New Balance 990


New Balance 990


  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the New Balance 990V6 should be around $189.00, which is much similar to the previous model.
  • There may, however, be variations in price depending on the outlet that you choose to buy from.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The New Balance 990V6 will technically be a Neutral running shoe.
  • However, I would suggest that it can be ideal for Overpronation and lower arch type because of the expected improvements to the stability and support features.
  • I would be recommended the New Balance 990V6 for a low to neutral arch type.


  • This will effectively be a road running and flat surface design running shoe.
  • I would not recommend the new model for trail and outdoor terrains that are slippery and uneven.
  • However, it will be robust enough and offer good traction for solid surfaces like roads, concrete, and tiled surfaces.


  • The New Balance 990V6 will be a running shoe and will be designed for road running.
  • You could also enjoy this new model for walking and casual everyday wear because it will be quite durable and fashionable in design.


  • As far as durability goes, it will be very durable if you use the new model for its purpose.
  • I would not recommend using it in very wet and inclement weather or on outdoor trails.
  • Furthermore, I would like to add that the New Balance 990V6 will be very durable in materails and construction.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • As for fit and sizing, the New Balance 990V6 will be very accommodating.
  • Generally, the fit will be more roomy and relaxed.
  • You will also now find newer Extra Narrow up to Extra Extra Wide widths available, giving you many more fit options.


  • The ladies’ model will be a medium weight of around 317 grams.
  • For the gents, the weight may be around 388 grams.
  • Both models will be an ideal weight for a lightweight and comfortable walking and running shoe.

Elevation of the New Balance 990V6

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The Heel height for the New Balance 990V6 is expected at around 30mm.
  • The height is aimed to be ideal for both running and walking purposes.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • The Forefoot height we can look at expecting around 20mm when you consider the heel to toe drop.
  • This is a generous stacking height that still offers ample flexibility.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • Fro the heel-to-toe drop, you are assured that there will still be the generous 10mm range.
  • The 10mm heel-to-toe drop is quite average and ideal in running and walking shoes alike.

Components of the New Balance 990V6


  • For The outsole, the same cushioning and durable blown rubber will be used.
  • The heel-to-toe drop in the New Balance 990V6 will stay the same, as it needs no improvement.
  • However, there will be a change in the tread patterns to make it slightly more lug and durable for a larger variety of surfaces and terrains.


  • The New Balance 990V6 still employs their trusted ENCAP technology midsole, offering better stability, support, and maximum durability.
  • For comfort, you can still enjoy the NB cushioned insert.
  • However, they will improve the textile lining in the footbed to prevent slipping and wick away moisture.


  • The Uppers of the New Balance 990V6 will still consist of pigskin leather and mesh materails. However, there will be a larger mesh ratio compared to synthetic overlays for better flexibility and breathability.
  • The New model will likewise come out in a more attractive design and may be available in bolder colors this summer.
  • You have a completely friction-free and comfortable fit because of the no web application that the uppers will have.


New Balance 990V6

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Eliza Ward

Eliza Ward is a running enthusiast, blogger, and author. In addition to being one of the founders of this website, Eliza is also a full-time mother for 3 lovely kids.