Just picked up a limited edition black/purple New Balance 990. This is said to be a tribute to Japanese console games.
Note the black patent leather, perforated purple suede and embroidered rainbow logo on the heel and rainbow "N" on the tongue. Comes with white and multicolor laces, a welcome change considering how busy the colors are elsewhere.
In the technology department the shoe features a 3/4-length ABZORB EX sole (hence “990EX”) for shock absorption. ABZORB EX is the combination of NB’s premium ABZORB foam material and an outside air bubble.
These shoes are soooo dope in person! Really vibrant purple suede and the black patent leather definitely makes the shoe pop!
More pics at the new balance-blog