In 1982 when the New Balance M990 model was released it boasted fantastic stability and cushioning. Also with their marketing campaign calling these 990 out 1000, calling this sneaker almost perfect. This M996 takes that heritage and with 20 year anniversary of M996 this year, they have launched this Made in USA in original yellow and blue colorway. Featuring a smooth leather upper with mesh that is contrasted with pig skin suede leather from Wolverine who is famous for providing high quality leather for boots and alike. The idea of this model is to combine the classic look with a modern twist and to show new consumers the heritage of the 99X series.