New Balance has had a long-running partnership with New York-based designer Todd Snyder. This time around, Snyder manipulated the New Balance 990v3 with brown colors influenced by his favorite alcoholic beverage of choice, ‘dark ale’. Previously, Snyder had created a ‘Pale Ale’ rendition of the NB990.
Todd Snyder is know for his new York sensibility and his Mid-Western dedication to quality craftmanship. Snyder was inspired by the caramel-colored 990 Pale Ale and dark complexion of the brew itself, this season’s spirit is just as smooth — a fresh, new drop of our crowd-pleaser.
Made in the USA and crafted with vegetable tanned leather, these running shoes age well. The chemical-free tanning process produces a natural patina that deepens with natural hues as time passes. Crafted with buttery beige suede and micro-mesh fabric, this running shoe is a perfect union of modern innovation and the traditions of classic cobbling. Lightweight and practical, the design also incorporates a carbon fiber spring plate and innovative Encap technology for unrivaled bounce, support, and cushion.
The New Balance 990 was first released in 1982 as a performance runner. Today, it is a modern-day classic with nostalgic appeal and contemporary appreciation. Snyder updates the all-purpose style with his very intentional artistry and unique tongue-in-cheek humor.
You can get your hands on a pair of the Todd Snyder x New Balance 990v3 “Dark Ale” at toddsnyder.com for $199.