The year is 1998: Victoria and David Beckham got engaged, Queen Elizabeth II knighted Sir Elton John, and the second iteration of the legendary 990 hit the shelves sixteen years after the first. New Balance's ongoing MADE 990 Version Series continues with the revival of the 990v2. The follow-up act to New Balance's most popular model took the originals upper. It paired it with advanced running technology in the form of ABZORB cushioning alongside the entire length of the ENCAP sole before popping out at the heel in a sealed bubble. The reissue features the original suede and mesh uppers dressed in the grey tones synonymous with the Boston-based brand. In addition, the sneaker — along with each archival model release to come — features a ruby red tag and hits on the tongue with the version and establishment date. Additionally, the sole, insert, and duster bag feature an image of the clock tower at the New Balance factory in Lawrence, MA — a nod to the rich heritage of New Balance's MADE series.