New Balance 990/996/998 for 2023 Fall/Winter Collection

Last updated on February 16th, 2024

USA New Balance 998

Teddy Santis, along with his New Balance team, has a penchant for shrouding their MADE in USA endeavors until just before the official release. However, they have recently divulged their complete Fall/Winter 2023 Collection, with the initial drop scheduled for October 26th.

With a touch of seasonal colors and inspired by outdoor trails, the forthcoming collection from the leading figure of Aimé Leon Dore and the Boston-based brand presents a fresh take on timeless designs like the New Balance 998 and the newer New Balance 990v6.

The vibrant purples, yellows, and other lively shades that define the Spring/Summer line are replaced with earthy tones such as brown, "Burgundy," and "Olive Leaf".

Displaying his visionary mindset, Santis also incorporates striking hues of orange, red, and teal for the leather reinterpretations of the New Balance 990v4 and New Balance 996, offering a nostalgic revamp through the MADE in USA platform.

Santis assumed control of Season 4 of the domestic initiative since April 2021, infusing it with a fresh aesthetic reminiscent of small boutique or J.Crew collaborations from the 2010s. This contemporary twist perfectly complements the Carhartt WIP 990v6 and adds a touch of understated yet captivating charm to the rich heritage of New Balance. Every style within this seasonal capsule showcases impeccable craftsmanship and proudly bears the "Made in U.S.A." label, a testament to the collaboration between the esteemed New England institution and ALD founder.

Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming release of the Fall/Winter 2023 Collection. Mark your calendars for December 28th, when the final installment will be available on newbalance.com. Read on for a detailed breakdown of the lineup.

New Balance 998 - Brown/Green color

What could be a more fitting conclusion to a significant collection than a model that commemorates its 30th anniversary? Over the course of the year, the New Balance 998 has made appearances in both regular releases and special collaborations. Santis' latest contribution to the brand's MADE platform showcases vibrant color combinations that perfectly capture the essence of the season.

This results in a delightful duo of styles that will undoubtedly attract new admirers, while also evoking a sense of nostalgia for long-time fans who remember the fashion trends of the 2010s. As expected, the use of premium materials adds another layer of appeal to New Balance's already impressive lineup.

New Balance 990v4

Debuting in 2016, the New Balance 990v6 made waves in the fashion industry by shining a spotlight on the long-established brand. Its construction often incorporates a blend of leather, pigskin suede, and mesh, paying homage to New Balance's running heritage. For the Fall/Winter 2023 collection, the majority of the sneaker is dressed in a captivating "Olive Leaf" shade, while select panels on the upper feature a complementary tan hue that perfectly captures the essence of the season.

new balance 990v6

New Balance's MADE in USA line has seen its fair share of "Burgundy" makeovers, although they seemed to have disappeared under Santis' reign. However, the newest addition to the 990 series brings back the wine-inspired hue, with the iconic "N" logos and mesh tongues showcasing the deepest tones in the collection. Adding to its appeal, the lifestyle-focused offering incorporates FuelCell foam for optimal cushioning, a feature that has garnered praise from the likes of Action Bronson and numerous enthusiasts.

New Balance 998

Santis has dedicated a significant amount of time and effort to their MADE in USA project, specifically focusing on the New Balance 998 throughout the entire year. This choice is completely justifiable considering the shoe's 30th anniversary in 2023, which has led to numerous prestigious partnerships. The newest design, known as the "Olive Leaf," effectively establishes itself as a suitable option for the autumn season, perfectly complementing the silhouette. Additionally, the sneaker features ABZORB components that add a vintage charm to its overall appearance.

New Balance 996 + 990v4

New Balance has a history of using top-notch leather in their shoes, although typically for their tougher designs. However, Santis took a fresh approach by incorporating this durable material into some of the company's more delicate styles. The leather used is more rugged than the usual suede and mesh, and each shoe in the collection comes in vibrant colors that are perfect for hitting the trails.

New Balance 998PriceReleaseStyleRetailer
- orange with royal color
- ABZORB midsole
- made in USA
- woven tongue label
- adjustable lace closure
- pig suede/mesh
$2102023 Dec 28thU998OBNew Balance
New Balance 998PriceReleaseStyleRetailer
- brown with green
- ABZORB midsole
- made in USA
- woven tongue label
- adjustable lace closure
- pig suede/mesh
$2102023 Dec 28thU998BGNew Balance
New Balance 990v4PriceReleaseStyleRetailer
- mahogany with black
- ENCAP midsole cushioning combines lightweight foam with a durable polyurethane rim
- glag logo tongue label
- flying New Balance logo at heel
- leather upper
$2202023 Nov 30thU990RB4New Balance
New Balance 990v4PriceReleaseStyleRetailer
- teal with white
- ENCAP midsole cushioning combines lightweight foam with a durable polyurethane rim
- flag logo tongue label
- flying New Balance logo at heel
- leather upper
$2202023 Nov 30thU990TW4New Balance
New Balance 990v4PriceReleaseStyleRetailer
- Olive with incense
- ENCAP midsole cushioning combines lightweight foam with a durable polyurethane rim
- flag logo tongue label
- flying New Balance logo at heel
- leather upper
$2102023 Oct 26thU990GT4New Balance
New Balance 990v6PriceReleaseStyleRetailer
- burgundy with tan
- FuelCell foam delivers a propulsive feel
- ENCAP midsole cushioning combines lightweight foam with a durable polyurethane rim
- reflective accents
- TPU back tab
- pig suede/mesh
- mesh upper
- suede and synthetic overlays
$2102023 Oct 26thU990BT6New Balance
New Balance 998PriceReleaseStyleRetailer
- olive with incense
- ABZORB midsole
- adjustable lace closure
- pig suede/mesh
- nubuck upper
$2102023 Oct 26thU998GTNew Balance