New balance 990v5 vegan feature

New Balance 990v5 Goes Vegan and They Want Everyone to Know About It

While we eagerly await the release of the New Balance 990v6 later this year, the 990v5 has been treated to a chickpea flavoured lunch, going Vegan for the first time and providing NB fans with a clean monotone design in the process. In a celebration of its 40-year history, the brand has successfully dropped clean-cut iterations of its best ‘MADE series’ sneakers on what seems a weekly basis over the last 12-months. We’ve delved into the JJJJounds, the Aime Leon Dores, and the Salehe Bembury’s but it’s the general release colours that have sneakerheads excited.

On the hunt for a New Balance model? Check out the full MADE series here.

New Balance 990v5 Release Information

Release date: February 17th 2022
Where to buy: Above The Clouds, Subtype, New Balance
Price: from $300 AUD

Like that Vegan friend who can’t stop telling you how good their plant-based diet is, the 990v5 has been treated to a host of vegan-friendly materials, including embossed vegan synthetic overlays and mesh plugs on the upper. Like most 990s, the sneaker’s midsole is made with ENCAP and the outsole consists of rubber. You forget how comfortable sneakers can be once you don a pair of 990s.

As the shoe falls into the premium New Balance MADE series it contains a domestic value of 70% or greater, and most importantly, it’s manufactured in the United States, as they have been for over 75 years. For Australians looking to get their hands on the model, New Balance will release a limited number of the Vegan MADE990v5 on newbalance.com.au on February 17, 2022, with a suggested retail price of $340. The MADE990v5 will also be available on Above The Clouds and Subtype.

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New balance 990v5 vegan lateral 2

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New balance 990v5 vegan side heel

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New balance 990v5 vegan front

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New balance 990v5 vegan heel

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New balance 990v5 vegan details

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New balance 990v5 vegan lace details

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.